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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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In the World of HBCUs, Research Must Inform Practice

In the World of HBCUs, Research Must Inform Practice

by | August 6, 2008

Quite often students and others ask me why I do research — What’s the purpose?  Do

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Should HBCUs take a Page from Obama’s Notebook on fundraising?  Yes!

Should HBCUs take a Page from Obama’s Notebook on fundraising? Yes!

by | July 30, 2008

Liberals and conservatives alike have raved about Barack Obama’s innovative approach to fundr

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CNN’s Black in America Sounds Clarion Call To Do More

CNN’s Black in America Sounds Clarion Call To Do More

by | July 29, 2008

I am black in America so the recent two-part series produced by CNN entitled “Black in Americ

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Go to college or get paid? Mr. Jennings I Ain’t Mad At You!

Go to college or get paid? Mr. Jennings I Ain’t Mad At You!

by | July 28, 2008

Last Tuesday, Arizona University basketball recruit Brandon Jennings decided to make an unprece

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HBCUs Here and in South Africa — Common Missions, Common Challenges

HBCUs Here and in South Africa — Common Missions, Common Challenges

by | July 22, 2008

I just returned from leading a study abroad program in South Africa, which focused on the count

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Native American Studies Making Strides

Native American Studies Making Strides

by | July 16, 2008

Many administrators are reticent to inaugurate Native American studies where no program current

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A Reverend Jackson: Hi Hater

A Reverend Jackson: Hi Hater

by | July 14, 2008

I know very little about politics, but I have realized the enormity of the pending Barack Obama

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An Obama Presidency and the Color of Fear

An Obama Presidency and the Color of Fear

by | July 7, 2008

Barack Obama’s meteoric rise has caused joy for some, dismay for others and racial repellency

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Not Just One Dark Body: Scaling the Intercultural Mountain in the HBCU Classroom

Not Just One Dark Body: Scaling the Intercultural Mountain in the HBCU Classroom

by | July 3, 2008

It is no secret that classrooms at historically Black colleges and universities are becoming in

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Accreditation of Black Colleges: Future Success?

Accreditation of Black Colleges: Future Success?

by | July 1, 2008

On Thursday, June 26, 2008, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) removed Flo

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The Miseducation of a Negro Male Assistant Professor

The Miseducation of a Negro Male Assistant Professor

by | June 29, 2008

 When I thought about pursuing my terminal degree I really dedicated little thought to all the

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An HBCU Learns the Benefits of Appreciating its Alumni

An HBCU Learns the Benefits of Appreciating its Alumni

by | June 24, 2008

According to Diverse’s May 1 feature “A Fundraising Blueprint” and most recently

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