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 first documentary that focuses on the history of our nation’s HBCUs.
If you watch television, chances are you’ve watched CCH Pounder. Over the past 38 years, the Emmy-winning Guyanese actress—who celebrated her 65th birthday on Christmas Day—has accumulated well over 100 acting credits, including recurring roles in the Avatar franchise, ER, The Shield, Law and Order: SVU, Sons of…
This second season of This Is Us has been interesting. For starters, it’s nowhere near as emotional as the first season was, for better and worse. Until last night’s episode, “Number Three,” I’d only shed tears maybe once. That ALL changed last night, though, buddy.
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 donkey. There are a few experiences that truly bind those of us who graduated from HBCUs, no matter if we went to…
Editor’s note: This first appeared on VSB on Oct. 21, 2016.
Dear College Choice,
As the numbers of women and people of color in Silicon Valley continue to be elucidated, it has become increasingly clear that there is a long way to go.
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 acquitted of murder charges in his death. The case sparked national outrage and Trayvon, though gone, has never been forgotten.…
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 next week.
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 black institutions of higher learning.
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 most distinguished and successful alumni weighed in on the revelations exposed in our probe.
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 public, the repercussions have echoed through the halls of the 150-year-old institution, resulting in what the…
Of course, out-of-season Ann Taylor mock turtleneck with sentience Kellyanne Conway's genetic phenotype is compromised of what we've come to define as Whiteness. This is evident, obvious, and conspicuous. She is demonstratively — and, in this picture while surrounded by a couple dozen HBCU administrators, strikingly —…
In the wake of harsh criticism from alumni and across social media, Talladega College President Billy C. Hawkins was at one point “still weighing his options” with respect to accepting the invitation for the school’s marching band to take part in President-Elect Donald Trump’s inaugural parade.
Students who graduate from historically black colleges and universities graduate with substantially higher debt than their peers at non-HBCUs, according to a new report published by the United Negro College Fund on Tuesday.
Editor’s note: Once a month, this column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
Hampton University leaders are concerned that their campus is being threatened by a Virginia Department of Transportation plan to widen Interstate 64 leading into the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
This election may be the most important of our lifetimes. It will determine whether we build on President Barack Obama’s legacy to create a more just and equitable society, or let all the progress we’ve made get ripped away.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not referring to the fast approaching holidays; I’m talking about Homecoming Season!
The tragic news that three East Point, Ga., teens had been killed in a fiery car accident, which spread quickly on social media among friends and classmates of the teens, has now been confirmed by 11Alive.