Black Issues - Higher Education

“Just Mercy” is a Realistic Portrayal of the Problems in the Criminal Justice System, Say Scholars

by | February 6, 2020
In an early scene in the film, "Just Mercy," death row inmate Walter “Johnny D.” McMillian, [...] Read more

Ball State Faculty Want Tenure Review of Professor Who Called Police on Black Student

by | February 2, 2020
Several Ball State University faculty last Thursday said they want a post-tenure review of a pr [...] Read more

How HBCUs’ Strategies Can Help K-12’s Students of Color

by | January 21, 2020
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted a daylong summit on Tuesday to discuss the role HBC [...] Read more

Bill Clinton, Activists, and Others Honored at King Day Celebration

by | January 20, 2020
At the National Action Network’s Martin Luther King Day Civil Rights Breakfast, the organizat [...] Read more

Dr. Jonathan Holloway Appointed First Black President of Rutgers University

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Dr. Jonathan Holloway, provost of Northwestern University, was named president of Rutgers Unive [...] Read more

Inclusion Issues Explored at MLA Convention

by | January 12, 2020
Humanities faculty discussed practical techniques for boosting academic diversity alongside bro [...] Read more

Rice University Announces First African American Provost

by | December 16, 2019
Rice University recently promoted its dean of engineering, Dr. Reginald DesRoches, to the posit [...] Read more

UNCF Celebrates as FUTURE Act Awaits Trump’s Signature

by | December 10, 2019
The latest version of the FUTURE Act, a bipartisan compromise on funding for minority serving i [...] Read more

Black Women Academics Share Secrets to Success of Navigating the Academy

by Autumn A. Arnett | November 5, 2019
For the second year in a row, the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education kicked o [...] Read more

Report: HBCU Enrollment Increase is a Result of Current Political Climate

by | October 22, 2019
New research found that an increase in applications and enrollment at one-third of historically [...] Read more

New Research Journal Focuses on Gifted and High-Achieving Minority Groups

by | September 30, 2019
A newly launched peer-review journal is scheduled to publish in Spring 2020 and will examine ac [...] Read more

“Black 14” Received Apology from UW, 50 Years After Incident

by | September 18, 2019
In 1969, 14 Black football players at the University of Wyoming (UW) asked their coach for perm [...] Read more

Congressional Black Caucus Panel Spotlights Black Student Athletes

by | September 12, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference hosted a panel on Black student at [...] Read more

Georgetown’s Jackson ‘Jazzed’ About History

| May 1, 2019
As a historian who happens to have an a­ffinity for jazz, Dr. Maurice Jackson of Georgetown Un [...] Read more

Research Encourages More Support for Black and Hispanic Male Educational Attainment

by | April 23, 2019
There are opportunities for educators and policymakers to improve African-American and Hispanic [...] Read more