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Mediation phase begins for HBCU lawsuit
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
On Oct. 7, 2013, United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake delivered an unambiguous opinion concerning Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities. For decades, the state had violated the U.S. Constitution for operating a system of higher education still rooted in segregation. Soon after her ruling, Blake “urged”
World community marks Rwanda Genocide
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hutu vs. Tutsi. Neighbor vs. neighbor. Politician vs. politician. Military vs. rebels. Almost 1 million people slain in 100 days; bodies lining the streets. Hundreds of thousands of women brutally raped or sexually mutilated, innocents maimed, property destroyed – and the world stood by. Such was the reality of the Rwandan Genocide 20 years ago, when
NUL State of Black America: Growing income inequality
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
WASHINGTON – The wealth gap between African-Americans and whites has expanded in recent years. And it is not likely to narrow without significant reductions in black unemployment and changes in a system that favors the wealthy over poor and middle class Americans, according the National Urban League’s 38th annual State of Black America. The
‘National crisis’ facing black children
Saturday, April 5, 2014
NEW YORK — In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap. Titled "Race for Results," the report is being released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which for decades has
Hillary Clinton attracting college students for possible presidential bid
Thursday, April 3, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. — Looking out to a theater full of motivated college students, Hillary Rodham Clinton said their generation showed great promise as “open-minded and tolerant” Americans ready to step forward for an important cause. “We are going to make sure the millennial generation really is the participation generation,” Clinton
Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and
Mixed record on progress of black women
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
WASHINGTON – Despite the stubborn persistence of racial disparities in health, there is cause for black women to celebrate. “Overall, our life expectancy continues to rise, while teenaged pregnancy rates have dropped dramatically. And, most recently, the rate of HIV infection among black women has fallen tremendously, down over 20 percent in
Anita Hill in spotlight again as new film opens
Thursday, March 27, 2014
NEW YORK — It's been more than 22 years since Anita Hill sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee in that famous bright blue suit — one she could never bring herself to wear again — to make the sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas that transfixed a nation. And much has changed since then. But not everything. "I hope you
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HBCUs must value credibility over credentialing

After arriving on the campus of an HBCU, students are ready to take the first steps in their

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