Quick question: When one of America’s most prestigious Ivy League universities honors Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle and six other African Americans for their contributions to black history and culture, will white people burn their Harvard rejection letters, their Chappelle’s Show DVD sets or the ivy in their yards?
Don’t ask Yara Shahidi to choose between being an ingenue and a serious intellectual; the 18-year-old is already one of several young black actresses breaking the mold when it comes to young Hollywood talent—not only for being non-messy, but for being socially conscious and civically-minded.
An Arizona man was so incensed, so filled with burning hatred for the black Harvard students who had the audacity to hold their own, separate graduation ceremony last year, that he allegedly threatened to bomb the school and shoot the students who partook in the event. That man, Nicholas Zuckerman, was arrested Friday.
Richard “Tre” Jenkins was always a bookworm. It was a trait that used to get him teased, with bullies calling him “Harvard.”
The Cambridge, Mass., Police Department has launched an internal investigation since video has surfaced showing officers beating up an unarmed, naked, black Harvard student who appeared to be in distress.
Former Morehouse College President John Sylvanus Wilson has announced that he will take a leave of absence from Harvard University’s board of overseers to take a new position as Harvard University President Drew G. Faust’s senior adviser and strategist on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Angela Davis, the academic, womanist, activist and freedom fighter who has been part of the quest for black liberation and dignity for more than 50 years, has decided to give her personal effects to Harvard.
Who remembers the 1990s PBS children’s show Gullah Gullah Island? For many of us, watching or hearing about the show was our first exposure to Gullah, the culture native to the Georgia and Carolina Sea Islands, which, because of their remote location, offered an unbroken chain to Africa and its cultures.
Earlier today, I came across a video on my Facebook feed of 16-year-old Ayrton Little learning that he was accepted into Harvard University. In the video, several of his classmates are in the room with him, and they all erupt with joy when he receives some sort of confirmation on the computer he’s browsing. The clip…
The older daughter of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama is back in the news just for being a regular college student, doing the things that college students (or perhaps 19-year-olds in general) do: kissing, smoking and just pushing boundaries as they morph into adults.
The Trump administration is squaring up for its first major legal challenge over affirmative action, as documents obtained by CNN indicate.
The Trump administration’s battle against affirmative action is under way. A new report from BuzzFeed News confirms that the Department of Justice is investigating Harvard University’s admissions practices. The investigation likely centers on allegations that Harvard’s use of affirmative action discriminates against…
Yara Shahidi, one of the stars of Black-ish, has revealed that she will be repping Crimson: She announced on social media that she will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2018.
Harvard University administrators were like, “You thought,” after they became aware of a secret Facebook group in which incoming freshmen posted offensive memes after they were accepted at the Ivy League school.
Black graduate students at Harvard University—from the schools of law, business, education and government, among others—held their inaugural “Black Commencement” ceremony this week, a ritual to mark the end of their sojourn as black students at one of the world’s most prestigious institutions.
Obasi Shaw took his Harvard thesis to another level when he dropped the school’s first rap thesis album with Liminal Minds.
On Tuesday we celebrated #BlackGirlMagic after high school senior Ifeoma White-Thrope from New Jersey made a clean sweep in her college applications and was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford, for good measure. Well, today, I’m bringing you some #BlackBoyJoy, after a set of Ohio quadruplets were…
Harvard University is the latest university to try to make amends with its slavery-tainted past.
Bad gal RiRi was on hand at Harvard University on Tuesday night to accept her award for Humanitarian of the Year.