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Tag: African Americans

Higher Education Plays Several Roles in Reparations Debate

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives heard testimony regarding bill H.R.40, which calls for the creation of a federal commission to...

African Americans Experience Racism Differently Across Gender, Education Levels

Most Black Americans say they have experienced racial discrimination. African American men and those with some college experience, however, are more likely to face...

Community Policing Drives Buffalo State’s Approach to Improving Officer-Student Relationship

On U.S. college and university campuses, the number of armed police officers has been increasing dramatically over the past few decades, even though rates...

Labor of LOVE

Doctors of Color Strive to Address Shortage of African American Male Doctors Through Mentorship According to a 2018 report by the Association of American Medical...

Studies Provide Further Proof that African American Students Benefit from Having...

African American students who have even just one or two black teachers in elementary school are significantly more likely to enroll in college, according...

Highly Educated African American Women Less Likely to Suffer Serious Health...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) shows a positive correlation between education and health for African American...

New Study Adds to Evidence that African American Student-Borrowers Are Experiencing...

African American college graduates are significantly more likely than their white and Hispanic peers to default on their student loans, according to a report...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Partners with Howard University to Develop More...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., has launched a new collaboration with Howard University called the Next-Gen Business Partnership. Its goal is...

50 Years Later: Rutgers Law Maintains Legacy of Developing Leaders Through...

In 1967, an uprising in Newark, N.J., that left more than 700 people injured and 26 dead — part of a string of incidents...

Addressing Inequities Precipitated by the LSAT: Schools and Nonprofits Strive to...

According to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which administers the law school admission test (LSAT), the mean score of African American test-takers in...

Modernizing the Humanities

 How the disciplines can endure by becoming more inclusive of diverse perspectives  In a world in which so much emphasis is placed on employability, the humanities...

The Mizzou Effect: Some Colleges Struggle to Recover from Protests Sparked...

A 35 percent decrease in freshman enrollment over the span of two years. Millions of dollars in lost revenue. Hundreds of job cuts. And...

Celebrations of Juneteenth Are Lively and Diverse, Befitting the Holiday’s Rich...

On Saturday in southern Los Angeles, hundreds of artists and community members assembled for a festival, many of them dressed in traditional African clothing...

Parent PLUS Loan Program Contributes to Racial Wealth Inequality, Report Says

A federal student loan program used by many low-income African American families to finance their children’s postsecondary education is exacerbating wealth inequality in the...

New Documentary Tells the Powerful Story of HBCUs

Following a listening session with the leaders of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos praised such institutions...

African American Student-Athletes Experience Record-Setting Graduation Rates

A recent report issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) revealed that a record number of African American athletes are graduating from college,...

Changing the Narrative for Men of Color in Higher Education

Completing college is more of a struggle for African American and Latino men than for any other racial or ethnic group. The troubled status...

Florida State’s Shared Responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

NACME Works to Ensure Accessible, Affordable, and Accountable Engineering Education...

Motivated by the staggeringly low number of minorities in STEM programs and professions, minority leaders, business executives, the academic community, and corporations came together...

Black Students and Mental Health: An Emerging, Unseen Crisis

In a recent article we wrote, titled “Reimagining Critical Race Theory in Education: Mental Health Healing and the Pathway to Liberatory Praxis,” we argue...

Driven by Commitment to Service, Veterinarian Evan Morse Volunteers to Help...

For the last 40 years, 71-year-old veterinarian Dr. Evan Morse, who runs the Warrensville Animal Center in Cleveland, Ohio, has operated the Free Animal...

Students and Families Forced to Think Creatively as Tuition and Debt...

That 40 million college graduates have accrued $1.2 trillion in debt is an issue that most people would agree cannot be ignored, but few...

Black History Month Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the formal recognition of Black History Month by the U.S. government — and the 90th anniversary of...

Male Students of Color Encounter Racist Stereotypes Despite Personal Success

African American men who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years must overcome racist stereotypes along the way despite academic success and holding on-campus...

UM System President Resigns Over Controversial Handling of Racist Incidents

Following months of student protests, University of Missouri (UM) system president Tim Wolfe tendered his resignation at a meeting of the University Board of...

UC Berkeley Unveils Initiative to Improve Campus Climate for African Americans

Realizing the challenges African American students, faculty, and staff face on a campus where they comprise the minority, the University of California (UC) Berkeley...

College Degree Has Unequal Effect on Wealth for Different Racial Groups,...

A report out this week questions conventional wisdom and suggests that a college degree does not act as a safeguard for wealth equally for...

Leading the Next Generation of Lawyers

ABA President-elect Paulette Brown discusses racism in the legal profession and her plans after taking office When Paulette Brown takes office in August as the first...