While Alabama voters produced a stunning upset in this week’s election, the path to the historic democratic victory in the state’s special election for a US Senate seat may have left several historically black colleges behind in the effort to encourage voter turnout.
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.
Members of the federal bipartisan HBCU Caucus are ready to meet with the leadership of the White House’s Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a part of a growing coalition of HBCU stakeholders with rising concerns about the seeming silence from the White House on key funding and policy priorities.
The federal government sets aside roughly $600 million in grants for colleges that serve large populations of minority students, and the proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act by House Republicans maintains that funding—with a few new catches.
AL.com profiles the growing importance of the African American voting block in Alabama’s Senate race, pitting Democrat Doug Jones against Republican Roy Moore in a contest filled with controversy, high political stakes and racial allegiances.
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.
Two of the three women who successfully sued Alabama State University and its former chief operating officer John Knight in 2010 have written a letter to the Alabama Democratic Party.
A familiar face is making a strong play for his next political move in Montgomery.
The US Department of Education will begin a new rulemaking negotiation period in December aimed at reforming its gainful employment policies; guidelines which suggest punishment for schools producing graduates who struggle to get jobs and pay back student loans.
South Carolina State University is hoping that its second round of solicitations for new board members will yield more applicants, after an embarrassing total of one person applied to run the state’s flagship HBCU in September.
The interim dean of Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law is out following the controversial cancellation of a speech by a conservative Texas legislator.
The Houston Chronicle reports on James Douglas’ September resignation, which was submitted in September but formally accepted by university president Austin Lane on Oct.
The Dallas Morning News calls it a virtual last-ditch effort for Texas Democrats to find a viable candidate to run against a popular incumbent. But the HBCU community should see a possible Gubernatorial bid from Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell as the ultimate platform for the sector’s ambitions.