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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
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 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
How This Country’s Historical Efforts to Prevent the Education of Black People Have Continued Into the 21st Century

How This Country’s Historical Efforts to Prevent the Education of Black People Have Continued Into the 21st Century

As we all know, it was illegal for slaves to learn to read and write during slavery. Even free blacks living in the North before the Civil War were forced to walk long distances from their homes,
Trump Appoints Unqualified HBCU Chief ... Then Skips Town

Trump Appoints Unqualified HBCU Chief ... Then Skips Town

White America’s president furthered his anti-black agenda Monday when Donald Trump selected an untrained, ill-equipped executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges
Morehouse College Announces New President

Morehouse College Announces New President

After a tumultuous year that included three different presidents, a lawsuit filed by members of the Student Government Association and a change in the entire leadership of the institution, Morehouse
The Black Renaissance Is Real: HBCUs See Record Growth in 2017

The Black Renaissance Is Real: HBCUs See Record Growth in 2017

Last week I went to Howard University’s homecoming, and like Deon Cole, Chance the Rapper and Malia Obama at the 2012 inauguration, I was reminded that once you see the bands stomping, the music
HBCU SpringComing Brings Black-School Spirit to New York City

HBCU SpringComing Brings Black-School Spirit to New York City

Homecoming is traditionally a time for alums to return to their alma mater, kick it with old friends and pay respect to the institutions that (presumably) meant so much to them as graduates. Read
Howard University Stares Down Challenges, and Hard Questions on Black Colleges

Howard University Stares Down Challenges, and Hard Questions on Black Colleges

Students at Howard University staged a sit-in for eight days in late March and early April, calling for the resignation of the university president, adequate housing and an end to tuition increases,
Howard University Stares Down Challenges, and Hard Questions on Black Colleges

Howard University Stares Down Challenges, and Hard Questions on Black Colleges

Students at Howard University staged a sit-in for eight days in late March and early April, calling for the resignation of the university president, adequate housing and an end to tuition increases,
What It's Like to Be a White Student at a Historically Black College

What It's Like to Be a White Student at a Historically Black College

A white freshman at Atlanta's Morehouse College explains why it was the only school he applied to.
Behind the Scenes of VICE's New Series 'Minority Reports'

Behind the Scenes of VICE's New Series 'Minority Reports'

On today's podcast, we talk about why historically black colleges are recruiting outside of the black community amid financial woes.
'Not Financially Enrolled': The Crisis at Clark Atlanta University

'Not Financially Enrolled': The Crisis at Clark Atlanta University

The night before leaving for college, Malana Wells was excited. Read more...
Students for Life Launches First Group at Historically Black College

Students for Life Launches First Group at Historically Black College

Students for Life of America recently launched its first-ever student group at a historically black university. The group's pro-life chapter officially became recognized at Mississippi Valley State
Seeking a Haven in H.B.C.U.s and Single-Sex Colleges

Seeking a Haven in H.B.C.U.s and Single-Sex Colleges

Students hanging out outside Williams Hall at Dillard, a historically black university in New Orleans. Applications at H.B.C.U.s have risen about 20 percent from 2014 to 2017.
WATCH: First Pro-Life Youth Organization Launched at Historically Black College

WATCH: First Pro-Life Youth Organization Launched at Historically Black College

The largest pro-life youth organization in the United States has launched its first chapter at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
Morehouse College To Admit Transgender Students

Morehouse College To Admit Transgender Students

Morehouse College, the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, will allow individuals who self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth, to be considered for