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Civil Rights Icon Kyles Dies, Forever Linked to King

by Jamal Eric Watson | April 28, 2016 The recent passing of the Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles brings into focus the steady loss of ci Read more
More Than Ever, Parents Weigh Paying Price for College Education

More Than Ever, Parents Weigh Paying Price for College Education

by Jamal Eric Watson | April 27, 2016
Financial experts say that parents’ decision to finance thousands of dollars to send their ch [...] Read more

Food Assistance Put on Table for Low-Income College Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
The proposal to provide free or reduced price meals to low-income college students as a means o [...] Read more
Southern Illinois University Leader Condemns Racist Video

Southern Illinois University Leader Condemns Racist Video

by Associated Press | April 25, 2016
CARBONDALE, Ill. ― Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is [...] Read more

My Brother’s Keeper Hitting Growth Marks

by Jamal Eric Watson | April 24, 2016
Two years after President Obama established the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force, the ini [...] Read more

Michelle Obama at Jackson State: Lessons in History and Life

by Pearl Stewart |
First lady Michelle Obama assumed the roles of history professor, civil rights firebrand and fi [...] Read more
Purdue Faculty Say Cuts Will Hurt Areas with Most Diversity

Purdue Faculty Say Cuts Will Hurt Areas with Most Diversity

by Associated Press |
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ― Some Purdue University faculty say a plan to overhaul graduate educati [...] Read more
Why It’s Important to Say #BlackGirlsMatter

Why It’s Important to Say #BlackGirlsMatter

by Atiya S. Strothers | April 22, 2016
The AERA panel was a production of love, a production of authenticity, and a shared sense of be [...] Read more
#BlackLivesMatter Movement Should Broaden Perspective

#BlackLivesMatter Movement Should Broaden Perspective

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We must be proactive in our communities to stop the violence among us. [...] Read more

Proposed Tubman $20 Bill Igniting Controversy

by Reginald Stuart | April 21, 2016
A version that involves moving former President Andrew Jackson’s portrait to the back of the [...] Read more

Fisk Provost Resigns, Taking U. of Minnesota, Morris Job

by Reginald Stuart |
Fisk University’s road to stable leadership has hit another major bump. [...] Read more

State Department, UNC Turn to Hip-Hop to Bring World Closer

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | April 20, 2016
With battles, braggadocio and bravado being the norm within hip-hop, diplomacy has to be one of [...] Read more
Enhancing Identity Development for Black Students at PWIs

Enhancing Identity Development for Black Students at PWIs

by by Brittini R. Brown |
“The end of education is to know God and the laws and purposes of His universe and to reconci [...] Read more

Coaches’ Academic Advising May Have Negative Impact on Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | April 19, 2016
A recent study questions the role coaches take in athletes’ scholarly decisions. [...] Read more

Federal Judge: Firing of Black Faculty Member Not Discriminatory

by Eric Freedman | April 18, 2016
A federal judge in Indianapolis has ruled that an Indiana university did not discriminate again [...] Read more
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