Category Archives: Education

One of the oldest HBCUs in the country could fold in September

After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation. Cheyney’s problems have sparked rallies, protests and an outpouring of support and outrage from state senators, alumni and others.… Read More »

CBC chairman Richmond talks HBCUs, impeachment and #RootOutRacism

During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised a “robust discussion” about impeachment by the CBC when Congress returns… Read More »

Reading, Writing, Racist: Thousands of Black Students Attend Schools Named for Confederate Figures

While much of the attention around symbolism in honor of the Confederacy has centered around Confederate monuments, statues and the flag itself, there are many schools across the U.S. named after Confederate leaders. The public schools are the next battlefield on continued attempts to honor the white supremacist, secessionist cause, and the people who fought… Read More »

Black college meeting is on, White House says

The White House said it won’t postpone a conference on historically black colleges next month, rejecting calls from African-American lawmakers who said President Donald Trump should shelve the event after his comments about the fatal protest in Charlottesville, Va. The Sept. 17-19 conference will go on as scheduled, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, director for communications for the… Read More »