Black Issues - Higher Education


The Black Professor at Historically White Colleges and Universities

by Robert M. Brown III | August 30, 2020
While many still refuse to acknowledge the presence and destructive impact of racism, there is [...] Read more

Marquette Students Protest Police Violence, Present List of Demands to University

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Several dozen Marquette University students protested and marched through the Milwaukee, Wiscon [...] Read more

College Students Among Justice Advocates in D.C. for Historic March

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More than 200,000 people rallied on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial on the 57th anniversary of t [...] Read more

Land-Grant HBCUs Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the 1890 Morrill Act

by Autumn A. Arnett | August 27, 2020
APLU and its HBCU member institutions are preparing to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the p [...] Read more

Representation is Power: Why Exploring What Black Children Watch Matters

by Jeremy C. McCool and Tamara N. Moten |
With streaming platforms such as Disney+, Netflix, and Hulu rising, children have access to car [...] Read more

Thousands Plan to Gather in D.C. for 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington

by | August 26, 2020
An estimated 50,000 people are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. this Friday for the ̶ [...] Read more

HBCUs Bracing for Major Hurricane Forecast to Hit Gulf Coast

by B. Denise Hawkins | August 25, 2020
Just days after reopening for the fall semester and cautiously bringing their students back to [...] Read more

Former Morehouse President is Running for Congress

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Dr. Robert M. Franklin—the former president of Morehouse College—is vying for the open Geor [...] Read more

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History to Host Conference Virtually

by | August 24, 2020
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) announced that it wi [...] Read more

Black Student Activists Plan to Continue the Momentum of the Black Lives Matter Movement on Campus This Fall

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After the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, Black students across the [...] Read more

Morehouse Receives $9 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Research STEM Education at HBCUs

by | August 23, 2020
The HBCU Undergraduate Success Research Center, a new initiative by Morehouse College funded by [...] Read more

Dr. Namandjé Bumpus Becomes First Black Woman to Chair a Department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

by B. Denise Hawkins |
In May, Dr. Namandjé Bumpus made history when she was named director of the Department of Phar [...] Read more

Davidson College Issues Apology For Its Past Support of Slavery

by | August 20, 2020
North Carolina’s Davidson College, founded by Presbyterians in 1837, has issued a public [...] Read more

Morehouse College Receives $9 Million Grant to Study STEM Success at HBCUs

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As part of the establishment of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Undergr [...] Read more

Underrepresented In Faculty Jobs: Part of the Problem is Racism Against Black Faculty and Students

by Nathan Hardy | August 19, 2020
Recent protests have raised awareness of how racial discrimination has caused Blacks to be unde [...] Read more