North Carolina A&T State University alumna, former Bennett College professor and Rep. Alma Adams talks about a national challenge to American corporations to hire more HBCU graduates and growing interest from the Republican party in HBCU advocacy.
Archives for February 2018
Dear Mr. Taylor:
Congratulations on your appointment as the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We are very familiar with your work ethic and have seen it in action for seven and a half years as the President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. We are confident that you will lead the Board of Advisors as well as influence the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
Johnny Taylor, former CEO and President of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund was today announced as the new chairman of the White House Advisory Board on HBCUs.
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Spelman College alumna and Johns Hopkins University assistant professor Risha Irvin discusses her path to STEM, the professors who influenced her career, and her work in public health advocacy and analysis in Baltimore City.
Last week, Concordia College of Alabama became the third HBCU in the last three years to close either temporarily or on a permanent basis. But the story of the college’s demise isn’t exclusively found in how many students it couldn’t enroll, how its programs weren’t aligned with Selma’s industrial needs, or how the few people outside of the southeast who even knew the college existed didn’t realize it was in trouble.
A year after suspending admission for its three undergraduate nursing programs, officials at Dillard University today announced the reopening of applications for one of its signature schools.
Tuskegee’s Clayton Yates discusses his historic $8.5 million grant to help black communities throughout Alabama reverse disparate impact of intractable diseases.
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Arguably, the two most important black spaces in America are HBCUs and the Black Church. The importance and connection of both is outlined in the new documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The title of this documentary is attributed Richard Wright Sr., and serves as a directive which influenced not just the arc of the film, but several historically black campuses.
This morning on my drive to work I listened, as I always do, to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Shaun King, noted Civil Rights activist and writer, offered a poignant perspective this morning on the historical significance of the blockbuster movie, “Black Panther.”
What does it say about the culture of historically black colleges and universities when a film billed as the seminal history of the sector treats the sector itself as a footnote in a lazy, myopic view of the Civil Rights Movement?