HBCUs were started because there wasn’t anywhere else for Black students to enroll due to segregation and racism. This is a commonly known fact among the general public. Unfortunately, the new Secretary of Education, who’s often criticized for being unqualified, wasn’t aware of this.
Billionaire libertarians the Koch brothers made headlines late last Friday when it was announced that they had donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
UNCF will use the money to help support HBCU’s and to award merit-based scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students.
The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced that it will offer a scholarship for Arts majors at Historically Black Collegiate Universities.
We’ve previously reported on the Hampton University business school’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy for students in a five-year MBA program who take the seminar class.
Although the outrage over the policy continues, the school has once again doubled down.
Business School Dean Sid Credle believes the ban has been effective in helping his students land corporate jobs.
According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee has a script for the sequel to his classic 2nd full length film “School Daze.”
The film would be set 25 years later.
I had the script for [the sequel] to School Daze… a contemporary version, same school… 25 years later. Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to play Dap…
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has been appointed the new President of Morehouse School of Medicine.
And it is a historic achievement.
Dr. Rice is the first African American woman to lead a free-standing medical school.
When asked about the secret of her success the Harvard-educated obstetrician and gynecologist says in no uncertain terms that it is her “passion.”
According to the Washington Post, Howard University could be in very serious financial trouble.
The newspaper obtained a copy of a letter drafted by the school’s academic deans. In it, they warn that fiscal mismanagement is putting Howard’s reputation and future in danger.
Howard President Sidney Ribeau rejects the allegations.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s massive $70 million joint donation ($35 million each) to the University of Southern California has been widely reported.
The funds will go towards a new degree at the University; one that blends liberal arts, graphic and product design, business and technology.
Its an incredibly generous gift. But in a recent editorial, Dillard University president Walter M. Kimbrough posed an interesting question:
Why didn’t Dr. Dre give that money to a black college?
Georgia teen Chelsea Fearce spent most of her high school career homeless, oftentimes living out of her mother’s car.
But Fearce persevered.
She achieved a 4.466 GPA, took all college courses during her senior year, will graduate as her high school’s valedictorian, and will start as a junior at Spelman this fall.
This Sunday, Dorian Joyner Jr. – and his Dad, Dorian Joyner Sr. – will both graduate from Morehouse College.
The father and son spent three years on campus together. Dorian Sr. attended the school in the mid-80’s, but dropped out to pursue his career.
While it was initially a shock, Dorian Jr. came to enjoy having his father around on campus.