BET’s new drama, ‘TheQuad,’ has caused many officials from historically black colleges and universities to express their feelings about the show’s representation of HBCUs. The President of Hampton University, William R. Harvey, expressed his complaints in a letter written to BET President Debra Lee. Among Harvey’s complaints were the misrepresentation of HBCU leadership, and student […]
Cheryl Harris, who is an Allstate Education Sponsor, tells Erica Campbell and GRIFF all about the “Quotes for Education Program.” The program encourages people to support alumnus and others who care about HBCUs to help keep students entering and graduating, by securing scholarship money to help them do so. Cheryl explains that Allstate has […]
Spelman College established a task force to consider whether to admit transgender students. The historically Black college would join a wave of other elite women's institutions to make the policy change.
In the midst of so much racial tension in the country right now, it’s always nice to see some good news involving people of color and much-needed diversity. Online giant eBay just announced that they have hired the first-ever Chief Diversity Officer for the company and the lucky recipient of the job is a Morehouse […]
The last week has not been a pleasant one for gossip daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, and today she had to deal with the aftermath of her inflammatory and controversial statements regarding her opinion on HBCUs and the NAACP. NewsOne Now host Roland Martin was one of Wendy Williams’ harshest critics last week when […]
Ivory Toldson is leaving his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Deputy Undersecretary of Education Kim Hunter Reed will serve as acting executive director.
Have the lives of African Americans improved in the eight years since President Barack Obama took office? Roland Martin sits down with economist and columnist Dr. Julianne Malveaux to discuss her new book, Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy.
The fight continues against the North Carolina bill that will essentially gut three historically Black universities. Proposed bill SB-873 would lower the tuition at five universities to the point that they will no longer be self-sufficient. The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Greensboro chapter has organized a “Week of Action Against SB-873,” with protests scheduled to begin on Wednesday […]
President Barack Obama will deliver one of his final commencement addresses to the class of 2016 at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 7, according to the White House.
Congressman Clyburn warns that Sanders' free college tuition plan would kill private black colleges. Students would bypass HBCUs in favor of state colleges.
In a new BuzzFeed report, sexual assault survivors from Spelman wonder why more isn’t being done to punish the perps from their brother school.
Historically Black Colleges are great institutions that have served as safe havens for our favorite actors, singers, and moguls (looking at you, Puff Daddy) where they have received the inspiration and education to dominate the stage, and our hearts. While everyone loves a good story about a celebrity and their HBCU experience, many of America’s politicians […]