HBCUs Lead with New Responses, Perspectives on Gun Violence Epidemic

Edward Waters College mass communication senior Kabreel Campbell, an Atlanta native, asserted that many shooting incidents at and around HBCUs are unfairly connected to the schools. “A lot of the crime … happens from people outside of the institution itself.”

Black Morality Matters: HBCU Distance From Donor Bill Cosby

Hefty donations and scholarships benefiting historically black schools have not remedied –…

The BET Awards, Authenticity and HBCU Advocacy

Much like the BET Awards addressed the multiple levels of black art and speech in America, HBCUs can continue to address, and improve, domestic disenfranchisement.

American Policing: A National Security Issue for People of Color

Twenty years ago Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb outside of an Oklahoma…

FAMU Law: Remixing the Recurring Struggle for Equality

Even drama can’t reverse FAMU’s legacy or its law school’s against-the-odds narrative. Ten years ago the first graduates of the re-established law school received their doctoral hoods. This spring’s graduates became the 11th college of law class. FAMU Law’s alumni base exceeds 1,000 people. In the past five years, FAMU graduated more African American lawyers than every other law school in Florida combined.

Connecting HBCUs with Cuba Makes Sense for Dollars, the Diaspora and Dissent

As college attendance and graduation become more societal expectation than elitist marker,…

Ferguson, HBCUs and the Post-Racialism That Never Was

We need to contribute how we can. We need to support organizers, our foot soldiers. We need to teach our history. Admittedly, this means continued funding of higher education and especially HBCUs, whose unique missions and histories equip us to address racial injustice.