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December 13, 2012

Inscription On Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To Be Removed

The controversial paraphrased quote on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be removed.


October 30, 2012

Fall Symposium - The Voting Rights Movement: Democracy 2012

Featuring veteran voting rights advocates: Rev. Richard Boone, Rep. Alvin Holmes, Rep. John F. Knight, Jr., and Rep. Thad McClammy.


July 18, 2012

Commentary: FAMU's Life or Death Decisions at 125 Years Old

After wading through the perilous waters that emerged in the aftermath of the tragic, senseless, and shocking death of drum major Robert Champion last November, I began to realize that we are living in one of the most important periods in the 125-year history of Florida A&M University.


UNCF/Merck Grants Awarded To Address Minority STEM Underrepresentation

The UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI) announced on Monday that it is awarding 37 scholarships and fellowships to African-American students in biological science and engineering disciplines.


Report: California Schools Serving Socially Disadvantaged Students Send Too Few to College

The vast majority of California high schools that serve high numbers of low-income students and students of color do a poor job of sending their students on to college, a new report has found.


Trustee Board Fires FAMU President James Ammons

Embattled Florida A & M University (FAMU) president Dr. James Ammons, who had notified his board of trustees late last week of his intent to leave his post in October, was relieved of his post Monday, after trustees held an emergency board meeting via telephone and decided to end his once-celebrated tenure promptly.


July 15, 2012

Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary: A Tribute to ASU Art Legends

Dr. William E. Colvin and Mr. John W. Feagin. Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 3-5 p.m. Presented by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University.


June 21, 2012

States' Postsecondary Performance Records Graded in New Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the ongoing push for more accountability and transparency in higher education, researchers released a new "report card" Tuesday that shows which states lead and trail on a variety of postsecondary measures.


May 23, 2012

King's Forgotten Manifesto

On May 17, 1962, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an extraordinary manifesto to the White House. Constructed as both a moral appeal and a legal brief, the 64-page document called on President John F. Kennedy to issue a “second Emancipation Proclamation,” an executive order outlawing segregation — just as President Abraham Lincoln had done with slavery a century earlier.


May 2, 2012

Alcorn State Named 'HBCU of the Year'

Alcorn State University was named HBCU of the Year at the annual HBCU Awards hosted by the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy. The awards ceremony, held last week at the Bowie State University campus, recognized both individuals and institutions contributing to excellence at historically Black colleges and universities.


March 7, 2012

Civil Rights Data Show Minority Students Often Face Discipline and Less Likely to Have Experienced Teachers

Washington, D.C. — In a groundbreaking survey that shines additional light on disparities in public education, federal officials released new data on Tuesday that shows minority students are more likely to face discipline and less likely to have experienced teachers or access to rigorous courses than non-minority students.


Ga. Senate Passes Immigration Colleges Bill

ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate voted Monday to approve a bill aimed at barring undocumented immigrant students from state colleges, universities and technical schools.


A Plot of Land, a Path to Freedom

Zack Foreman was among the wealthiest men in the West during the 1890s. He had his own private railroad, herds of cattle, and a lucrative deal with the Kansas City Southern Railroad company. But what makes him so remarkable is that Forman was born an African American slave.


February 28, 2012

FAMU Research Initiative to Focus on Hazing

Florida A&M University (FAMU), stepping up its efforts to demonstrate its seriousness about quelling hazing on campus over the long term, has established a $50,000 research fund for FAMU faculty to “study the nature and extent of hazing behaviors among campus organizations and groups.”


Former AU Press researcher nurtures local history

Dr. Richard Bailey, who retired recently after 31 years as a research and writing specialist at Air University Press, talks with Cathy Parker, who works as a doctrine editor at the LeMay Center. Bailey does his part to keep local and state history alive through his books and volunteer work.


'The Help': Let Them Eat Pie

Members of the academy offer insight into current events and higher education issues that impact people of color.


February 24, 2012

Officials Lead National African-American History and Culture Museum Groundbreaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a project hailed as a milestone in the nation’s history, President Obama joined celebrities, political luminaries and scholars Wednesday for the symbolic groundbreaking of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Taking On the Stereotypes: Asian American Basketball Player Excels on the Court

After leading his high school basketball team to a state title averaging 15 points a game, the 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound young man hoped to draw some Division I college scholarship offers. But none came. He went on to join Harvard University's team. There, his stellar play the past three seasons has earned him national media attention, an array of accolades, and the unplanned role as a model for other Asian Americans.


U.S. Higher Education Institutions Partner with African Universities

For several years, the Dartmouth Global Health Initiative, a unit within Dartmouth University’s medical school that promotes global health research, has had a close working relationship with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Among other things, both universities work together to provide treatment options for children who are HIV positive.


A Scholar's Grief: Bereft – Whitney Elizabeth Houston, Shared Loss, and Full Circles

I love Whitney Houston. It seems like yesterday when I first heard her spine-tingling rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” I was in Bellevue, Wash., in my little used, red Mazda 626, headed to the old Group Health Credit Union. The year was 1992. 


February 13, 2012

Federal Judge Orders Trial in Civil Rights Suit by Haitian-American Student Accusing Adelphi University of Discrimination

Adelphi University faces trial this summer in a civil rights lawsuit by a former Haitian-American graduate student who contends that one of her nursing courses was taught in a segregated classroom.


February 10, 2012

Brown U. student uncovers lost Malcolm X speech

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated to become one of America's top diplomats.


February 6, 2012

ACLU Questions FAMU's Ban on Student Groups

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is criticizing Florida A&M University's decision to cancel a summer band camp and block students from joining clubs during a hazing investigation.


January 23, 2012

Blacks Face Bias in Bankruptcy, Study Suggests

Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to wind up in the more onerous and costly form of consumer bankruptcy as they try to dig out from their debts, a new study has found.


Small Washington College Aims To Teach Civil Rights

Noah Lerner doesn't remember hearing much about the civil rights movement when he was in public school. Now a senior at a small liberal arts college in rural Washington state, Lerner aims to ensure some students learn more about a key moment in America's history.


January 20, 2012

Why Ethnic Studies Courses Are Good for White Kids Too

Last week, Judge Lewis Kowal of Arizona upheld a ban on ethnic studies classes in the Tucson Unified School District.


FAMU Officials Discuss Fallout of Student Death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University students registering for classes this fall will have to sign an online form saying they're aware of anti-hazing policies as part of the steps the school has taken since the beating death of a band member in one of those rituals.


January 11, 2012

Why Do Working Class People Vote Against Their Economic Interests?

AUBURN, Ala. — In a state where intellectuals are generally scorned as “elitists” — or as former governor and presidential candidate George Wallace liked to call them for his own opportunistic political reasons, “pointy-headed liberals” — retired Auburn History professor Wayne Flynt is one expert who is widely known around Alabama. He is someone who people seem to listen to, at least those who pay attention.