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READ: Black University Faculty's Stirring Open Letter to Bethune-Cookman's Graduating Class

Black faculty at schools across the country came together to celebrate the students who would not be quiet in the face of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ participation in their graduation ceremony.

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Black Twitter Hearts Bethune-Cookman Grads for Protesting Betsy DeVos

Freshly minted graduates of the Florida HBCU responded to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' commencement speech with boos and turned backs, and the Internet loved it.

HBCU to Confer Posthumous Aviation Degree on Trayvon Martin

Were he not killed by a vigilante, the aspiring pilot would likely be graduating from college this spring.

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HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill

“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”

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Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose [OPINION]

From affordable housing to college loans, Trump's proposed budget could mean serious reductions in services and programs vital to many Black lives. 

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Trump's HBCU Executive Order Criticized for Oversight, Funding Issues

Trump signed the executive order after meetings with HBCU presidents and Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

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Stanley Nelson Delivers a Fascinating New Documentary About HBCUs

Nelson, director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," is back with an intriguing history of HBCUs, "Tell Them We Are Rising." Here, a day after its Sundance debut, he talks about the triumphs and controversies of these still-essential institutions.

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Jay Z's Docuseries on Kalief Browder to Premiere at Sundance

Stanley Nelson's new documentary on HBCUs will also show at the festival in January.

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

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ICYMI: Hillary Clinton Pledges $25 Billion Investment in HBCUs

In a new op-ed for The Root, the Democratic presidential nominee outlined policies she says will help Black students across the country.

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Howard University Cheerleaders Kneel During Anthem at Nation's Classic

The cheerleaders, like an entire Seattle high school's football team and a legion of professional athletes, embraced Colin Kaepernick's protest of choice over the weekend.

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Following Criticism for Racist Hosts, Airbnb Pledges Changes to Platform, Protocol

The reforms come after years of criticism from activists and users of color who feel the home-sharing website doesn't do enough to address some users' racist bias.

President Obama to Deliver Howard University's 2016 Commencement Address

The President will also receive the HBCU's highest honor: an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Congresswoman Proposes Bill to Support HBCUs

If approved, the HBCU Innovation Fund Act will provide $250 million in competitive grants for historically Black colleges and universities.

Nate Parker Creates Film and Drama School at HBCU

“The Birth of a Nation” director’s new program will launch this fall at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Bowie State's New Hip-Hop Studies Minor Makes Us Want to Go Back to School

Maryland's oldest HBCU will offer "Hip-Hop Studies and Visual Culture" as a minor next fall. 

 

Bernie Sanders Kicks off HBCU Tour Today

The Democratic presidential nominee makes his first stop at South Carolina State University. 

Why the U.N. Climate Change Agreement Wasn't a Complete Disaster

Brentin Mock says that the glass is actually half full when it comes to the global climate agreement nearly 200 countries signed at COP 21 in Paris last week.  

Troy Davis' Nephew is Raising Money for Second Year at Morehouse

De'Juan Davis-Correia is majoring in engineering.

Move Over ESPN, Morehouse's Student Paper Has a Better 'Body Issue'

Three of the country's most storied HBCU's focus on self-affirmation, not just sexiness.