Bernice I. Sumlin, a Central State University graduate who made a mark on HBCU culture through her leadership of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in the 1970s, died last week in Dayton, OH.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a global icon of advocacy and equality, was in 1948 a Morehouse College senior seeking entrance into the Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, PA.
Supporters of Maryland’s four historically black colleges plan intense voter outreach and campaigning throughout 2018, to support favorable mediation between the HBCUs and the State as it settles a desegregation lawsuit mandated by a federal judge.
Kay Coles James, a Hampton University alumna and decorated Republican activist and policy influencer was this week announced as the unanimous choice to lead the Heritage Foundation, the nation’s largest conservative think tank.
Tommie Rush Jr. is one of four recent graduates of Mississippi Valley State University to earn a degree through the school’s ‘Complete 2 Compete’ program. He shared his personal story about the initiative designed to attract and graduate continuing and adult learners who paused their college careers for work and family, but returned for increased chances at professional mobility.
Democratic swings in Virginia and Alabama show that the nation is ready for a seismic shift in political solutions to long-standing attitudes and the policies they produce. David Burton, President of the coalition which successfully sued the State of Maryland for enhancing segregation against its four historically black colleges and universities, writes in the Afro American Newspaper about the sense of urgency for black Marylanders to capitalize on the moment.
Watch as families of new Grambling State University alumni celebrate after last week’s commencement exercises.
In August, I launched a petition calling for the postponement of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2017 HBCU Week Conference. It took approximately 36 hours for my petition to reach its intended audience―I know this because in that time frame, one of our high ranking officials contacted me personally to inform me of the progress that my petition had made.
Omarosa Manigault, a polarizing figure who brought HBCU pedigree to the controversial Trump administration, will resign in January the White House today announced.
Simeon Booker, a dean of black journalists with a career spanning the entirety of the American Civil Rights movement, died last Sunday in Maryland. He was 99.
Spelman College alumna Hope Wiseman, the youngest African-American woman dispensary owner in the nation, is proud to announce along with her business partners, Dr. Octavia Simkins-Wiseman and Dr. Larry Bryant, the opening of Mary and Main in Prince George’s County, Maryland during the Winter of 2017.
Alabama State University celebrated its 150-year history and heritage today, Nov. 21, when it hosted descendants of its founding fathers at ASU’s Ralph D. Abernathy College of Education Auditorium.
We must find a balance as a society. As we step into this new era of giving victims of sexual harassment and assault the equal voice, which they have deserved for years, we must also consider the destruction that a lie can cause an innocent individual.