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The NCLBification of Higher Education

The NCLBification of Higher Education

by | September 22, 2008

One of the most significant yet subtle ways that the No Child Left Behind Act has affected high

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Stay The Course Or Change Directions Is The Question

Stay The Course Or Change Directions Is The Question

by | September 18, 2008

As Election Day approaches, we must decide whether characteristics will trump the issues of the

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Affirmative Action is Still Relevant and Needed

Affirmative Action is Still Relevant and Needed

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       A few weeks ago, the anti-affirmative action ballot measure in Arizona that was su

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Virginia State Election Board’s Use of Jim Crow-like Student Residency Questionnaire Raises Voting Rights Questions

Virginia State Election Board’s Use of Jim Crow-like Student Residency Questionnaire Raises Voting Rights Questions

by | September 17, 2008

 The New York Timesreports that E. Randall Wertz, the county registrar of voters in Montgomery

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Advising Students to the Ph.D.:  Are We Equitable in Our Support?

Advising Students to the Ph.D.: Are We Equitable in Our Support?

by | September 15, 2008

A recent report published in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education states that Ph.D. completion v

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Black Voter disenfranchisement in 2008: Jim Crow Returns

Black Voter disenfranchisement in 2008: Jim Crow Returns

by | September 11, 2008

The Michigan Messenger reported on Sept. 10, that, “The chairman of the Republican Party in M

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Where are Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders in Higher Education?

Where are Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders in Higher Education?

by | September 8, 2008

How does your university or college classify Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students

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Obama Is Being Lifted Up by the Elders

Obama Is Being Lifted Up by the Elders

by | September 4, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama made reference to a preacher who made America better in his acceptance speech

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Claflin University Ranked Best Black College by Forbes

Claflin University Ranked Best Black College by Forbes

by | September 1, 2008

This past week, Forbes determined that Claflin University is the best Black college in the coun

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Solidifying Hip-hop Studies

Solidifying Hip-hop Studies

by | August 26, 2008

Research on hip-hop has expanded in breadth, rigor and nuance in the past ten years. Currently,

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Thinking About Justice in Little Rock: Philander Smith College

Thinking About Justice in Little Rock: Philander Smith College

by | August 24, 2008

Recently I was invited to address the faculty and staff at Philander Smith College, a small Bla

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Being Black, Male and Educated in Today’s World

Being Black, Male and Educated in Today’s World

by | August 21, 2008

There are far too many black males being portrayed as useless citizens in our society.  We see

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Apologies Abound and CNN’s Black in America: The Inescapable Nexus

Apologies Abound and CNN’s Black in America: The Inescapable Nexus

by | August 14, 2008

On July 28, in the year 2008, the United States House of Representatives, almost 150 years afte

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“But professor? You’re not white, you’re German, right?”

“But professor? You’re not white, you’re German, right?”

by | August 11, 2008

As a proverbial “vanilla brother” (as my Dean affectionately refers to me) at an HBCU, on t

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