Nearly 159 years after the first HBCU was chartered, Michael Lomax, a contributing editor at The Root and president and CEO of the United Negro College, reflects on the value of the institutions in a piece at CNN.
Ask Dr. Lomax: The most important factor is how well it prepares your child for higher education.
Ask Dr. Lomax: Use these tips to get your child on the right track.
Ask Dr. Lomax: It's not just about getting in but about getting that degree. These programs help.
Ask Dr. Lomax: The president needs a comprehensive aid plan that's just as good as his K-12 education strategy.
Ask Dr. Lomax: It can be a viable option for those needing a nontraditional route to an education.
Ask Dr. Lomax: Mentors can help black students from white high schools ease into their new campus culture.
In the UNCF chief's first column for us, he hopes that Obama keeps his pledge on college costs.
Black Leaders on Education: UNCF's chief notes today's freedom struggle, 150 years after slavery.