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Reports of Tension at Morehouse Have Led to ‘State of Confusion’ at Famed HBCU

Reports of Tension at Morehouse Have Led to ‘State of Confusion’ at Famed HBCU

Last week The Root published an extensive investigative piece that revealed years of turmoil between the faculty, students and board of trustees at Morehouse College. Since these revelations were made
Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Jeh Johnson Respond to The Root’s Morehouse Investigation

Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee, Jeh Johnson Respond to The Root’s Morehouse Investigation

As Morehouse College’s alumni, students and faculty discover the years of obfuscation by the board of trustees revealed in The Root’s investigative piece “The War at Morehouse,” three of the college’s
HBCU Students, Alumni to Rally for National Day of Action

HBCU Students, Alumni to Rally for National Day of Action

Students, alumni and friends of America’s historically black colleges and universities are set to gather on Capitol Hill on April 27 for a National Day of Action to increase support and awareness of
Betsy DeVos to Speak at Bethune-Cookman University’s Commencement Ceremony

Betsy DeVos to Speak at Bethune-Cookman University’s Commencement Ceremony

For some reason unbeknownst to many of us, historically black college Bethune-Cookman University in Florida has announced that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be the keynote commencement speaker
Fla. Memorial University to Posthumously Award Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science to Trayvon Martin: Report

Fla. Memorial University to Posthumously Award Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science to Trayvon Martin: Report

It’s been five years since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s life was stolen from him after he was gunned down while walking home from the convenience store by George Zimmerman, who was eventually

Students at a historically black school protest Betsy Devos’ commencement address

The education secretary once said that historically black colleges and universities were “the real pioneers of school choice.”Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a school choice event in the

Betsy DeVos booed mercilessly at historically black university commencement speech

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered the commencement speech at historically black Bethune-Cookman University Wednesday amid a cacophony of boos and yells so loud the university president
Intel Ponies Up $4,500,000 for STEM Scholarships at 6 HBCUs

Intel Ponies Up $4,500,000 for STEM Scholarships at 6 HBCUs

As the numbers of women and people of color in Silicon Valley continue to be elucidated, it has become increasingly clear that .Read more...
Homecoming Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Life Choices

Homecoming Survival Guide: How to Make Smart Life Choices

Editor’s note: This first appeared on VSB on Oct. 21, 2016. Read more...
10 Ways A Different World Lied to Us About HBCU Life

10 Ways A Different World Lied to Us About HBCU Life

If there’s one way I know that the show was a pure work of fiction, it’s that in all the seasons of A Different World, we never saw anyone having to go to the financial aid office and act a straight
Tell Them We Are Rising Brings the 1st Documentary on Our Nation’s HBCUs to PBS

Tell Them We Are Rising Brings the 1st Documentary on Our Nation’s HBCUs to PBS

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who brought the story of a revolution to the screen with The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution, has once again encapsulated an enormous piece of black history with the
Google expands Howard West to a full-year program to train more black engineers

Google expands Howard West to a full-year program to train more black engineers

Google is expanding the reach of Howard West, which began last year as a three-month residency for students at Howard University. Now, it’s going to be a full academic year and available to students
Tell Them We Are Rising Brings the 1st Documentary on Our Nation’s HBCUs to PBS

Tell Them We Are Rising Brings the 1st Documentary on Our Nation’s HBCUs to PBS

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who brought the story of a revolution to the screen with The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution, has once again encapsulated an enormous piece of black history with the
Student at Center of Howard University Financial Scandal Speaks Out Amid Campus Protests

Student at Center of Howard University Financial Scandal Speaks Out Amid Campus Protests

As students at Howard University enter the second day of campuswide protests, the university’s board of trustees issued a statement moments before the immaculately dressed law student who has become a
Beyoncé is offering $100,000 in HBCU scholarships, because her mission doesn’t end at Coachella

Beyoncé is offering $100,000 in HBCU scholarships, because her mission doesn’t end at Coachella

In addition to being perhaps the greatest living entertainer, Beyoncé is also a benevolent spirit. After blowing all of our minds with…
Beyoncé's Coachella Performance Showcased the First Standard of Beauty I'd Ever Known: HBCU Dancers

Beyoncé's Coachella Performance Showcased the First Standard of Beauty I'd Ever Known: HBCU Dancers

Very late on Saturday night, I patiently waited up at my computer for Beyoncé's Coachella set to begin. When the screen finally went black, the camera slowly panned up on a drummer tapping away at her
Beyoncé Partners With Google for 4 More $25K HBCU Scholarships

Beyoncé Partners With Google for 4 More $25K HBCU Scholarships

An additional four new scholarship grants will be awarded to HBCU's thanks to Google matching Beyoncé's original grant through BeyGOOD.
North Carolina Teen Accepted to 113 Colleges and Awarded $4.5 Million in Scholarships Accepts Full Ride to HBCU

North Carolina Teen Accepted to 113 Colleges and Awarded $4.5 Million in Scholarships Accepts Full Ride to HBCU

When you hear stories about black high school seniors getting into the colleges of their dreams, they’re usually touting Ivy League schools. But Greensboro, N.C., high school senior Jasmine Harrison,

Chance the Rapper Gets an Honorary Doctorate and Delivers Dillard University’s Commencement Speech

Freshly christened Dr. Chancelor Bennett shouts out Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Cab Calloway.