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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges? (Part 2)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish HBCUs. I have zero tolerance for such ignorance. HBCUs are being held to a different standard than other universities that target certain communities. Because Jews and Catholics were refused admission or subjected to quotas
 
Selma and the folks at the ‘back of the line’
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I wasn’t surprised that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was nearly completely snubbed for an Oscar nomination last week, as were several white films and white actors and directors. I never thought that, after last year’s breakthrough for “12 Years a Slave,” the Oscar voting academy was going to make another powerful drama
 
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Is President Barack Obama trying to kill historically black colleges and universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, Michelle Obama, the Secretary of Education nor the president’s closest advisors
 
A blockbuster year ahead for the Supreme Court
Monday, January 12, 2015
With a showdown over the constitutionality of state same-sex marriage bans looming and a reprise of the Obamacare challenge already on the docket, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised for a momentous year in 2015. Even before the high court opens its doors on Jan. 12, the justices met in conference last Friday to consider taking at least one of several cases
 
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