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Better Commencement Protest: Bethune-Cookman Booing or Notre Dame Walk Out?

Several pundits and writers have criticized graduates at historically black Bethune-Cookman University for incivility shown during US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' speech, but have...

After Supreme Court Ruling on Voter Gerrymandering, HBCUs Could Shift Balance of Power in...

The US Supreme Court today rejected two voting districts redesigned by North Carolina lawmakers for political gerrymandering, saying that the realignment was done to disadvantage...

HBCU Graduates Shouldn’t Have to Listen to Controversial Speakers

It's commencement season. And college graduates across the country are reveling in this extraordinary ritual of spring. Parents beam with pride. Families, many of...

No More HBCU Hidden Figures

She looks and sounds like royalty to us, not just because she is a brilliant mathematician and belongs to us as sister, role model...

Bethune-Cookman and Florida Memorial Show the Spectrum of HBCU Outreach

The graduation season of 2017 has offered some interesting comparison in leadership among HBCU presidents. The administration at Bethune-Cookman University, under the leadership of Dr....

We Can Talk HBCU Politics and Respectability, But Leave Students Out of It

The point of a protest is to make things uncomfortable for an intended target, and for everyone around that target who cares to watch...

For HBCUs, Today’s Disinvited Speaker Could be Tomorrow’s Legislative Loss

Texas Southern University today rescinded the invitation for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to serve as commencement speaker, prompted by online petitions and the...

Bakari Sellers: SC Governor at South Carolina State Commencement “Obvious Political Ploy”

“It is often said on campus that S.C. State operates in silos, and that is often the case externally.” These are the words of South...

Bethune-Cookman Grads Are So Petty, and Mary Would Be So Proud

Yesterday, the graduating class of Bethune-Cookman University, one of the nation’s more than 100 historically black college and universities (HBCUs) booed United States Secretary...

The Worst Performance at Bethune-Cookman’s Commencement

The key word for Bethune-Cookman University's commencement ceremony was persistence yesterday afternoon. US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos persisted over passionate, raucous booing and shouting. The students...