As an alumnus of Morehouse College and a staunch advocate for HBCUs, I was very excited to finally see the Stanley Nelson film Tell Them We Are Rising, a documentary about HBCUs. Overall, I thought it was cool, with some very interesting stories and facts, but I believe it suffered from a time crunch. Ultimately, and…
In what could arguably be one of black America’s best-kept dirty secrets, there have been years of whispers of rampant sexual assault and very little repercussion on the campuses of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, including Clark Atlanta, Spelman and Morehouse colleges.
Deon Cole had something in his heart that he needed to get out. See, he came to Atlanta during Spelhouse and Clark Atlanta homecoming this past weekend (it really was, or felt like, every damn school in the metro Atlanta area’s homecoming this weekend) and came to a very stark but important realization.
What’s the fun of celebrating HBCUs if we don’t have a little head-to-head action regarding who has the best homecoming, football team and more? No fun is what.
I learned to trust black women at Tuskegee University, not to be confused with the Institute, as the old heads would point out upon hearing that.
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 College has named David A. Thomas as its 12th president.
Chance the Rapper is looking for a college to further his education, and one simple tweet from the rapper Sunday night got two colleges in the Atlanta University Center Consortium vying for his application.
Morehouse College’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Harold Martin Jr. as its new interim president, the school announced in a Thursday press conference.
Updated Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:52 a.m. EDT: The Morehouse College board of trustees has released the following statement regarding the sudden death of interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart:
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…
The phrase “black America” may often be overlooked as a trite colloquialism, but it gives voice to the collective experiences of a community forged in fire.
Updated Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1 p.m.: Earlier today, citing a story from HBCU Digest, we reported that Morehouse had fired President John Silvanus Wilson Jr.
There is an old African proverb that has been passed down from the ancestors through generations of black people that goes like this: “Never trust anyone who lets people put their feet on the couch.”
HBCUs have a rich history and powerful mystique that continue to shape African-American culture and inspire academic success. In popular culture, HBCUs have provided the context for movies, such as School Daze and Drumline, and television series, such as A Different World and The Quad.
When I got to Morehouse College in 1997, there were two groups of people on the yard whose geograhic residence was pretty easy to point out: Atlanta and Washington, DC. Atlanta was easy for me for obvious reasons, to the point where it was even fairly easy to distinguish between an East side dude and a West side dude.…
I'm a t-shirt fiend. I'm always on the lookout for something new and interesting. But also, I'm ALWAYS looking for shirts that represent a time in my life. In December, I was doing my standard holiday perusing and came across this online store selling a shirt that says, "Do The Knowledge" via Student Union NYC. What…
I'm so appalled.
I have a friend who I consider to be uber-successful. I have very successful friends. Every one of my immediate closest friends from college has at least one advanced degree. A few have Ph.D.s. Some own their own businesses. Some of us are married. Some of us are parents. Point is, everybody, on paper and in real…