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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.

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security