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Scholars Find Obama’s Education Legacy Remains Up for Debate

As President Barack Obama hits the midpoint of his second term, many have begun to consider what will be his legacy, particularly as it relates to education.

A broad-based coalition of Cheyney University supporters plan to file a federal lawsuit today claiming a history of racial discrimination from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania toward the nation’s oldest Black institution of higher learning.

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A group of historians (and just plain storytellers) gathered in the nation’s capital over the weekend to discuss the past, present and future of historically Black colleges and universities in this country.

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Participants in the 2nd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference in Philadelphia were encouraged to network and forge new relationships with other scholars engaged in research across the country.

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Experts say HBCUs are not faring well overall when it comes to ensuring that members of the LGBTQA community are afforded the same rights as others.

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As times and student demographics change, HBCUs will be increasingly challenged to ensure that all students are equally protected and valued on campus.

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A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a discrimination case against Savannah State University by four White football recruits who were offered athletic scholarships by a White head coach but didn’t receive them from the coach’s Black replacement.

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President Michael J. Sorrell, a panelist at an international seminar, outlines the best practices utilized at his small Dallas-based school in hopes that other institutions that work with large numbers of marginalized and disadvantaged students might benefit.

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The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice will establish an unprecedented mix of strategies for building trust between police and minority communities.

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Algeania Warren Freeman has no illusions about why she was named the 20th president of Wilberforce University.

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