Yale Divinity School Plans to Launch Black Church Studies

With increasing faculty and student diversity, Yale Divinity School is developing a Black Church Studies program to prepare students for ministry in predominantly African-American...

Country’s Oldest HBCU Cheyney University to Keep Doors Open

The nation’s oldest Historically Black University will stay open. Cheyney University was struggling financially and even looking at the option of closing their doors when the...

Virginia Man Man Who Threatened to Kill Howard University Students Jailed

An Alexandria, Virginia man has been arrested two years after he allegedly threatened to kill African Americans at Howard University. John Edgar Rust, 26, faces...

White African-American Studies Professor Finds Racist Flyer Targeting His Class Subject

The director of the University of Montana’s African-American studies program found himself at the center of a racially charged attack on campus, and he...
Promoting the visibility of black mathematicians is key to encouraging the next generation of mathematicians. (Photograph: Chalkdust)

In UK, October is Black History Month: Here’s Why Some Are Also Adding ‘Black...

It’s time to start promoting black mathematicians and talking about building a more representative mathematical community by Sean Jamshidi, Nikoleta Kalaydzhieva, and Rafael Prieto Curiel This...

Report: Nearly 2,000 Women Attending Southern Baptist Seminaries

"A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive...
Johnathan Holifield, the incoming director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, speaks at the White House complex on Sept. 18 in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / AP)

Trump Names Former NFL Player Johnathan Holifield as Head of HBCU Initiative

The White House announced Monday that former Cincinnati Bengals running back and tech entrepreneur Johnathan Holifield will lead its initiative on Historically Black Colleges...

Most States Still Using Common Core Academic Standard Despite Controversy

Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether...

Lipscomb University President Apologizes After Having Cotton Stalks as Centerpieces During Dinner With Black...

The president of Lipscomb University invited African American students over to his Nashville home for dinner Friday, where he had cotton stalks as centerpieces. After...
The 300-block of Eddy Street, where a black Cornell student said he was assaulted and called the N-word early on Friday morning. (Corinne Kenwood / Sun Staff Photographer)

Cornell University President Launches Initiatives After Black Student Was Punched, Called ‘Nigger’ by White...

Cornell President Martha Pollack issued a series of initiatives on Sunday meant to improve the campus climate following an assault in Collegetown in which a black...

Jerry Newcombe says There Would be No Public Schools Without the Bible

by Jerry Newcombe With school back in full session around the country, it's interesting to think about how the Bible is often banned directly or...

Betsy DeVos to Revamp Title IX, Obama-Era Schools Sexual Assault Policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Thursday that the Trump administration will replace the school sexual assault policy put in place by the Obama...

White House Says HBCU Summit Planned for September 17-19 is Still Happening

A mid-September conference on historically black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed. Omarosa...
Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at a middle school in San Diego, California March 7, 2011. (PHOTO: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE)

Georgia School Apologizes After Poem Comparing God to a ‘Unicorn’ is Read in Class

A middle school in Georgia is now apologizing after parents called in to express their outrage over a poem presented in class that compared...

Oxford and Cambridge Top World’s Best University Rankings

Two UK universities occupy the top spots in a global ranking for the first time. The University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher...

Baylor Settles Lawsuit by Former Student Who Was Allegedly Gang-Raped by Football Players

Baylor University has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a former student who said she was gang raped by two football players and alleged...

FAMU Named No. 1 Producer of African-American Bachelor’s Degrees, No. 2 in Doctoral Degrees

Florida A&M University was ranked the No.1 historically black college or university for producing African-American bachelor's degrees. It was ranked the No. 4 overall. Florida...
Chardonnay Madkins, project manager for the advocacy organization End Rape on Campus, in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

Why it’s Harder for Black Women to Report Sexual Assault On College Campuses —...

Chardonnay Madkins knows firsthand the pressures African American women can face when reporting campus sexual assaults. She says she was assaulted in two separate incidents,...

Oklahoma Wesleyan University President, Everett Piper, Says U.S. Colleges ‘No Longer Have Academic Freedom,...

The president of a Christian liberal arts college whose words decrying political correctness in American universities went viral in the fall of 2015 is...

James Comey to Deliver Convocation Address, Lecture Series at Historically Black Howard University

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to deliver a convocation address at Howard University next month, part of a series of lectures he...