Category: Education

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Peek Inside Howard University’s New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS] | Colorlines

Peek Inside Howard University’s New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS] | Colorlines

The Howard West facility makes it easy for the HBCU's computer science students to work with Google staffers in Mountain View, California. Source: Pe ...
The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee | Longreads

The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee | Longreads

For talented black spellers in the 1960s, the segregated local spelling bee was the beginning and the end of the long road to Washington, D.C. Source ...
NCAA ban of 15 HBCU teams from postseason play is polite racism | The Undefeated

NCAA ban of 15 HBCU teams from postseason play is polite racism | The Undefeated

At best, it is patronizing. At worst, it is polite racism. The National Collegiate Athletic Association last month released the list of 17 Division I ...
Southern Schools Are Resegregating | City Lab

Southern Schools Are Resegregating | City Lab

Splintered school districts and the rise of charter schools are among the forces separating black and Latino students from their white counterparts. ...
Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism | Code Switch : NPR

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism | Code Switch : NPR

The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority. Source: Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They F ...
A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago | Black Perspectives

A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago | Black Perspectives

Julia Leakes yearned to be reunited with her family. In 1853, her two sisters showed up for sale along with her thirteen nieces and nephews in Law ...
Centering and Sustaining Us through Education | Black Perspectives

Centering and Sustaining Us through Education | Black Perspectives

Across the centuries, countless philosophers and teachers—and legions of students—have asked that “age-old” educational question: What is the purp ...
Protests at Bethune-Cookman graduation prove today’s students know their history | The Undefeated

Protests at Bethune-Cookman graduation prove today’s students know their history | The Undefeated

Anyone watching graduates of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, turn their backs on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as she ...
However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They’re Struggling | Huffington Post

However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They’re Struggling | Huffington Post

Teachers are twice as likely to say their classes are "too difficult" for black students as they are for whites. Source: However Well Black Students ...
Black Power, Education, and the History of the Peoples College | Black Perspectives

Black Power, Education, and the History of the Peoples College | Black Perspectives

The post-Black Power era of the 1970s continued the evolution of Pan-Africanism and Black Internationalism that unpacked the political, cultural, ...
The Trump Administration’s Uneasy Relationship with Historically Black Schools | The New Yorker

The Trump Administration’s Uneasy Relationship with Historically Black Schools | The New Yorker

The institutions have always leaned heavily on federal funding, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office. Could Trump and his toxic reputation change ...
Open Love Letter To Bethune-Cookman 2017 Graduates From Black Faculty | Cassius

Open Love Letter To Bethune-Cookman 2017 Graduates From Black Faculty | Cassius

More than 200 Black professors penned the beautiful open letter below to the courageous 2017 graduates of Bethune-Cookman College. The students defied ...
Here’s why black teachers are so important to education and to our children | The Undefeated

Here’s why black teachers are so important to education and to our children | The Undefeated

“Teachers of color bring benefits to classrooms beyond content knowledge and pedagogy.” This is what a recent study from The Education Trust, a nation ...
#BackstoBetsy as DeVos Brings Fake News to HBCU Commencement Speech | Cassius

#BackstoBetsy as DeVos Brings Fake News to HBCU Commencement Speech | Cassius

Once it was announced that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would be giving the commencement address at  Bethune Cookman University, students and co ...
#BlackandHooded Scholars Strike Back at Stereotypes | Cassius

#BlackandHooded Scholars Strike Back at Stereotypes | Cassius

As per a study conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics, Black academics only made up 13.6% of graduates with masters degrees in 20 ...
Trump Walks Back Threat to Defund Black Colleges | The New York Times

Trump Walks Back Threat to Defund Black Colleges | The New York Times

When President Trump signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Friday, he zeroed in on a tiny sliver of it, suggesting that he might disregard $20 m ...
Rodney Walker went from foster care to Yale | The Undefeated

Rodney Walker went from foster care to Yale | The Undefeated

The hard-knock life for author, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Rodney Walker started when he was 5 years old. He spent the next 12 years in Ch ...
Henrietta Lacks at Johns Hopkins, Slaves at Georgetown, and Compensating Specific Historical Wrongs | VSB

Henrietta Lacks at Johns Hopkins, Slaves at Georgetown, and Compensating Specific Historical Wrongs | VSB

Pay what you owe, Santa! Source: Henrietta Lacks at Johns Hopkins, Slaves at Georgetown, and Compensating Specific Historical Wrongs » VSB ...
Where Did All the Black Teachers Go? | The New York Times

Where Did All the Black Teachers Go? | The New York Times

Segregated schools for black students were often decrepit, poorly staffed and crushingly overcrowded. But I recall no such infirmities at Booker T ...
The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers | The New York Times

The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers | The New York Times

For black students, having even one black teacher can make a huge difference. Source: The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers - ...
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