Category Archives: Education

Latino Students May Help Keep HBCU Doors Open

In places where the Latino population is increasing, it is not unlikely to notice that Latinos are the minorities keeping HBCU’s alive. These minorities are upon many who are actually being recruited by Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Being that most of these institutions are fighting to keep their doors open, due to a lack… Read More »

Educational sabotage in our nation’s school systems

Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the “huge disparity is not… Read More »

African American Leaders Unhappy with K-12 Education System Say “Enough is Enough”; Eager to Make Changes

Only three percent of influential black leaders think public schools are preparing black students to attend and graduate from college; however, the majority of leaders are optimistic they can help improve the quality of education for black students, according to a new report issued by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI). Lift Every Voice… Read More »

How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study

This month, Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced an “affiliation” deal with Arizona Summit Law School, a for-profit institution in Phoenix. A joint scholarship program will send Bethune-Cookman students and students from other historically black colleges to the law school. Other programs, including intensive LSAT prep classes, have been announced as… Read More »

White House courting of HBCUs ends with disappointing budget

After meetings with the Trump administration last month, leaders of historically black colleges and universities expressed cautious optimism that the increased funding they requested might actually make it into the White House budget. It did not. Instead, Trump’s first presidential budget released Thursday calls for “maintaining” $492 million in appropriations for HBCUs and minority-serving institutions.… Read More »