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HBCUs Not Rushing to Embrace LGBTQA Issues of Staff and Students

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.

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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A new study—titled “The Relationship Between Skin Tone and School Suspension for African Americans”—found that darker-skinned African-American students were more likely to be suspended than those with lighter skin tones.

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Scholars at the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education say there has been a failure to provide the resources and exposure students need to be successful.

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Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, who currently serves as vice president for institutional advancement and development at Huston-Tillotson University, has been tapped to lead Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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HBCUs Awarded Funds to Promote LGBTQ Inclusion

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Four HBCUs, with the support of the Human Rights Campaign and Promised Land Films, are working to ramp up their LGBTQ inclusion efforts, just ahead of National Coming Out Week.

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