Commentary: Affirmative Action by Any Means Necessary

After the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision limited some forms of affirmative action in Michigan higher education, voters in that state adopted a constitutional amendment in 2006 to ban affirmative action altogether. About 2.1 million residents voted to eliminate affirmative action, while 1.5 million voted to keep it. Just two years later, Barack Obama received nearly [...]

Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their circumstances. That’s the thinking behind the 2016 GOP presidential prospect’s current visit to the two Midwestern metropolitan areas, where Paul said the [...]

A new setback for racial justice in college admissions

By upholding Michigan’s ban on the use of racial preferences in college and university admissions, the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a new blow to racial justice. Technically the court ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2, a 2006 ballot initiative that led to a state constitutional ban on race-conscious college admissions, is constitutional (a decision that [...]

Are Educated Black People Becoming An Endangered Species?

According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, nearly 40 percent of Black students attend schools that are more than 90 percent White, yet American classrooms have become far less diverse while becoming more and more culturally diverse. The same thing rings true in many of our publicly-funded state colleges and universities and thanks to the [...]

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. The debate is unfolding in the nation’s most [...]

Minority Populations in U.S. Hit Hard by High Blood Pressure, Kidney Disease, Diabetes

April is National Minority Health Month, and Buckeye Community Health Plan (BCHP) encourages all Ohioans to understand that some minorities have higher incidences of serious chronic diseases than the U.S. population at large, making regular check-ups and good health management for these groups critical. In particular, high blood pressure or hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes [...]

The Building Green Initiative Celebrates Earth Day Naming Ten Greenest HBCUs

   University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Florida A&M University, Spelman College and Howard University receive top ranking   Atlanta, GA -A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices [...]

The Truth About the Housing Rebound

After a brutal winter and difficult start to the spring, a string of housing data set to be released this week is likely to show continued overall improvement in the housing market. Though the monthly numbers are up and down the trend is clear: the housing market is stronger by some measures than at any [...]