Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family, Toni displayed an early interest in literature. She studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and since 1989, a chair at Princeton University. She […]

HBCUs could lose as much as $85 million a year in federal support as Congress looks to make deficit-reducing budget cuts, the Root reports. SEE ALSO: All Eight Sandusky Accusers To Testify But now, just when the country needs HBCUs the most, many in Congress want to slash the federal support HBCUs receive by more […]


via:eurweb The attorney for former Florida A&M University band director Julian White, fired following the recent death of a drum major from DeKalb County, said his client wants his job back and may seek legal action if he’s not reinstated, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Dr. White has been at the vanguard of implementing measures to […]

Praise 92.1 visits TSU’s Media Performance, and Radio Operations classes leaving students with empowering words of wisdom. Check out the full story and photos from this inspirational teaching.

It’s no surprise that alumni giving is significantly lower at HBCUs in comparison to traditionally white institutions. Several studies report alumni giving at HBCUs to be in the single digits. As much as I wanted to come up with a clever retort explaining that perhaps HBCU graduates don’t give back because they are faced with student loan debt — and working minimum wage jobs to survive

  via:blackamericaweb Not every black person makes it to college, and among those that do, not everyone graduates. But for the ones who go on to get that important credential, representing for their alma mater can become a big part of their lives. And there’s no better time to rep for your school than during […]

By Mike Capetillo Texas Southern University becomes the first Historically Black University ever to receive its own channel on Comcast on Demand. The partnership is a great opportunity for students to experience hands-on training and create highly professional and entertaining programs. The channel will consist of various shows ranging from news and current events to […]

President Barack Obama celebrated the accomplishments of America’s historically black colleges and universities on Monday, telling a group of leading African-American educators that while major progress has been made in expanding access to higher education, it’s time to “take stock of the work we have left to do.”

According to Atlanta Associated Press, Spelman College was granted $1 million dollars from Exxon Mobil to increase the number of black, female engineers.

Students at Texas Southern University held a private vigil for Joshua McMackle Sunday, a day after the freshman was gunned down at an off-campus party.