Category Archives: Education

Who Is Responsible for Gentrification In HBCU Neighborhoods?

Gentrification. A term coined during the 1960s, it’s a concept that’s become hotly contested in recent years, described by Webster’s dictionary as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” The phenomenon has become a recurring theme across the country as… Read More »

Did Trump Bamboozle HBCU Presidents? His Delay In Appointing a Director of the Initiative Shows They Are Not a Priority

When President Donald Trump met with leaders from historically Black colleges and universities in February, it sparked a backlash. Students and alumni criticized the decision of HBCU presidents to meet with a man who paved his way to the White House by making a series of offensive comments about African-Americans and other racial groups. At… Read More »

Does the nation still need affirmative action?

Does the nation still need affirmative action? Here is the big picture. According to Education Department statistics, there has been no dramatic change since the Supreme Court found in 2003 that promoting diversity on college campuses is a compelling national interest. The share of 18- to 24-year-old whites who are enrolled in college stayed about… Read More »

Black college leaders still waiting for Trump to deliver

With great fanfare, President Donald Trump vowed to out-do former President Barack Obama in supporting the nation’s historically black colleges when he signed an executive order in February to place oversight of the schools directly in the White House. Six months later, the school’s leaders are still waiting for results. Black college and university leaders… Read More »

When A Historically Black University’s Neighborhood Turns White

Howard University, one of the nation’s top historically black colleges, has seen the neighborhood around it change drastically over the years. The area, located just a couple of miles north of Capitol Hill, was once working-class and black. But as hundreds of new residents move to D.C. each month, more nonblack residents move into Howard’s… Read More »