Why We Are Here: Introducing Kentucky State’s Atwood Institute on Race, Education, and the Democratic Ideal

Remarks delivered to open the inaugural symposium of Kentucky State University Atwood…

Bethune-Cookman Grads Are So Petty, and Mary Would Be So Proud

Yesterday, the graduating class of Bethune-Cookman University, one of the nation’s more…

Where Have All The Black Women HBCU Presidents Gone?

Losing a campus leader is always difficult, but the passing of North…

HBCUs are Looking for Our Luke Cage

A superhero would be great right about now. I just lost twelve hours…

The Triumph and Heartbreak of the National African American Museum

Glorious dedication is stark contrast to Charlotte uprising and extrajudicial killings. Courtesy:…

What If Tupac Went to An HBCU?

Maybe he’d be alive today. Tupac Shakur was murdered 20 years ago today,…

Allen Iverson and Other Black Men Who Are The Real MVPs

Here are some welcomed additions to depictions of Black manhood. Allen Iverson, a…

Ever Wondered Why HBCUs “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing?”

What Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling, Beyoncé’s Formation, and the Black National Anthem have…

Nate Parker, Bill Cosby and R. Kelly are What’s Wrong with Black Colleges

Toxic black respectability is ruining our institutions — and us. A degree from a black…

Why I’m Not Watching The Olympic Games

Or at least, like I used to. Wikimedia Commons As a brown-skinned girl,…