New Magazine Focuses on Research at HBCUs

New Magazine Focuses on Research at HBCUs

Developed with the stories of the HBCU community in mind, a new magazine will share the innovative and inspiring work of scientists at historically Black colleges and universities across the nation. Celebrating the launch at the Newseum in the nation’s capital during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, HBCU Research magazine made its debut.Read more about New Magazine Focuses on Research at HBCUs[…]

Randy Bryce: Iron Stache or Iron Cash?

Randy Bryce: Iron Stache or Iron Cash?

Money in politics. Some say it’s inevitable. If you want to win, you have to play the game. In Wisconsin’s first district, Paul Ryan is very good at this game, amassing huge amounts of money and winning elections.   The Democrats – working through Randy Bryce – are doing their best to compete with the RepublicansRead more about Randy Bryce: Iron Stache or Iron Cash?[…]

Comey’s Speech at Howard Prompts Protests

Comey’s Speech at Howard Prompts Protests

Washington — A small but boisterous contingent of student protesters disrupted what might have otherwise been an unremarkable convocation speech by former FBI director James Comey Friday at Howard University. ​ A Diverse writer had a front row seat for the convocation chaos — and its aftermath — which marked the historically Black university’s 150thRead more about Comey’s Speech at Howard Prompts Protests[…]

Meet Anthony Clark: Running in Illinois 7th Congressional District

Meet Anthony Clark: Running in Illinois 7th Congressional District

Anthony Clark is running for Congress in Illinois’ 7th Congressional District. He was born and raised in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago and part of his district. He’s an active member of the community as the founder of the Suburban Unity Alliance (SUA), a group working to improve the Chicago suburbs through community engagement,Read more about Meet Anthony Clark: Running in Illinois 7th Congressional District[…]

The Single-Payer Problem that Doesn’t Exist

The Single-Payer Problem that Doesn’t Exist

In her recent piece, “The Single-Payer Problem Liberals Don’t Want to Talk About,” Monica Potts incorrectly concludes that the bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, named Medicare-for-All, will lead to the elimination of jobs for low-income women. But this is a phantom “concern” conjured up solely to make the very people who will benefit mostRead more about The Single-Payer Problem that Doesn’t Exist[…]

Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency

Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency

Kendall Basham, who graduated in May 2017 from Southeast Missouri State University, always had been an admirer of the university president, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto. To surprise Basham on her birthday, Dylan Kennedy, a senior and vice president of Southeast Missouri State’s student government, went to Vargas’s office and arranged for the president to join theRead more about Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency[…]

UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature

UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature

Tananarive Due is bringing a highly anticipated Get Out-inspired course to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this semester. Tananarive Due The “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror Aesthetic” course is based on director Jordan Peele’s popular film and students will explore how images of blackness in classic works of Black horrorRead more about UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature[…]

Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference

Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference

WASHINGTON — A range of solutions and strategies — from the adoption of new business models to one-on-one mentoring from African Americans who’ve attained C-Suite positions — emerged Thursday at the inaugural HBCU “braintrust” of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference. Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover (File photo) The jam-packed marathon discussion — convenedRead more about Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference[…]

Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales

Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” The move sparked social media celebrations from current and former students, with manyRead more about Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales[…]

Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

WASHINGTON — A group of Obama administration officials is starting a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration’s policies on student lending and civil rights. The National Student Legal Defense Network says it will join with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to sue on behalf of students defrauded by for-profit colleges or whoRead more about Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos[…]