For HBCUs, ‘Hurricane Accountability’ Will Be Extinction-Level Event

032114_John_LeeUsually when a hurricane is approaching, the public is given plenty of notice that a hurricane may be forming and headed in their direction. As I look at the changes that have happened in higher education, I do not believe that HBCUs – individually or collectively – understand the perfect storm that is brewing; they do not see the category five hurricane headed their way.
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Maryland HBCU Lawsuit Leaves No Room for Mistakes in Selection of Next Chancellor

The history of racism and discrimination in this country makes it hard for African-Americans to criticize one of our own ascending to heights of increased responsibility, authority and influence. Even when one of us is promoted in the wrong way, or for the wrong reason, it seems that we readily steep ourselves in cultural obligation to support and defend those who are our color, but not necessarily our kind.
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Marching 100 a Point of Emphasis in Tennessee State-FAMU Football Negotiations

The Tallahassee Democrat today reports on intensifying negotiations between the presidents at Tennessee State University and Florida A&M University, with the FAMU Marching 100 at the center of their talks on current and future plans for the 70-year-old football rivalry.
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WATCH – Some Fort Valley State Students Disagree with Campus Tobacco Ban

WMGT in Atlanta reports this week on a segment of students at Fort Valley State University, who don’t support news of a campus tobacco ban.
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Morehouse School of Medicine Professor Named President of National Medical Association

Morehouse School of Medicine Professor Lawrence Sanders Jr. was recently elected as president of the National Medical Association, pledging greater focus on health care equity and accessibility. From the release:
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Shaw Names Gaddis Faulcon Interim President, Extends Contract for One Year

Trustees at Shaw University yesterday appointed Gaddis Faulcon as interim president of the institution, extending his contract for another year while a national search continues for its permanent selection.
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Producer Charles Belk to Lecture NCCU Students on Wrongful Arrest Experience

North Carolina Central University will host a virtual lecture with television producer and entrepreneur Charles Belk this morning in the Turner Law Building Moot Court Room beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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