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The Case for Rebranding Minority-serving Institutions

The Case for Rebranding Minority-serving Institutions

by Daniel Blake | January 17, 2017 “Equity-oriented institutions” should replace “minority-serving institutions” in our le Read more
Going High: Soaring Like Michelle Obama

Going High: Soaring Like Michelle Obama

by Chinwe O. Okeke | January 11, 2017
Secretly, I was going for the “Michelle Obama look”: elegance, grace, beauty, and intricacy [...] Read more
The Whiter the School District, the Higher the Risk?

The Whiter the School District, the Higher the Risk?

by Christina Berchini | January 9, 2017
The recent presidential election outcome has inspired me to think about what it means to be lab [...] Read more
Talladega College Might Be on Right Side of History

Talladega College Might Be on Right Side of History

by Steven Gaither | January 3, 2017
More than a century ago, Booker T. Washington—the most prominent product of an HBCU at that p [...] Read more
Things in 2016 That Make These 2 Black Faculty Members Go Hmmmm

Things in 2016 That Make These 2 Black Faculty Members Go Hmmmm

by Robin Hughes and Natasha Flowers | December 21, 2016
We found ourselves going hmmm in wonderful 2016 with all its post-modern, post-racial, 21st cen [...] Read more
Keys to Redefining Student Success

Keys to Redefining Student Success

by Jamillah Moore | December 14, 2016
While society widely accepts the importance and value of higher education as a public good, few [...] Read more
How HBCUs Can Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities

How HBCUs Can Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities

by Joy Banks, Antonio L. Ellis and Robert Palmer | December 8, 2016
A dearth of research has explored the experiences and need of students with disabilities at HBC [...] Read more
Viewing Black Male Students as Princes, not Problems

Viewing Black Male Students as Princes, not Problems

by Ronald W. Whitaker, II and Adriel A. Hilton | December 5, 2016
Despite the litany of studies that highlight the so-called “achievement gap,” we believe th [...] Read more
In the Spirit of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse

In the Spirit of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse

by Roberto Rodriguez | December 4, 2016
Chicago poet Susana Sandoval says her stay at Standing Rock has been a spiritually transforming [...] Read more
Building Support for Faculty Women of Color in STEM

Building Support for Faculty Women of Color in STEM

by Loretta A. Moore, Deidre L. Wheaton, Evelyn J. Leggette, and Angela Mae Kupenda | November 29, 2016
It is critical for faculty women of color in STEM to have environments and networks that will h [...] Read more
‘Sanctuary Campus’ Movement Taking Shape as Trump Threat to DACA Looms

‘Sanctuary Campus’ Movement Taking Shape as Trump Threat to DACA Looms

by Emil Guillermo | November 27, 2016
The dashing of the executive orders of President Obama will be the low-hanging fruit for a Trum [...] Read more
Hiring Its Own Graduates Could be Key to HBCUs’ Survival

Hiring Its Own Graduates Could be Key to HBCUs’ Survival

by Megan Covington and Adriel A. Hilton | November 20, 2016
Who would be a better fit to transform the outcome of HBCUs than qualified HBCU graduates? [...] Read more
TMCF to Trump: Let Supreme Court Reflect Diversity

TMCF to Trump: Let Supreme Court Reflect Diversity

by Johnny C. Taylor Jr. | November 16, 2016
There is huge merit to diversifying a Court that will increasingly make decisions impacting eve [...] Read more
Historical Appreciation: Reflecting on the 2016 Presidential Election

Historical Appreciation: Reflecting on the 2016 Presidential Election

by Roberto Rodriguez | November 11, 2016
On election night, I received hundreds of messages from friends and colleagues from throughout [...] Read more
Speak Up, Lift Up, Fall Back: What We Need from Social Justice Allies

Speak Up, Lift Up, Fall Back: What We Need from Social Justice Allies

by Jasmine Jenkins, Rachel Gomez, Lauren Harper and Andrea Romero | November 8, 2016
Given the current climate, there is a need for people to speak up and speak out against acts of [...] Read more
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