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The HBCU Geography Problem

HBCUs in rural locales lose their best talent and brain trust to metropolitan areas. Save for the few who can be recruited back in later years to serve as staff and faculty members, the HBCU brain trust produced in rural and remote regions often takes talent, treasure and attention to new cities and lives which await them. 

#TakeBackHU Signals Need for HBCU Adaptation to Millennial Power

Students protests for deplorable conditions and customer service at historically black colleges and universities is not new. Taking over the admin building is not...

The BET Awards, Authenticity and HBCU Advocacy

Much like the BET Awards addressed the multiple levels of black art and speech in America, HBCUs can continue to address, and improve, domestic disenfranchisement.

Tuskegee, Virginia State Placed on Accreditation Warning

The Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has placed Tuskegee University and Virginia State University on accreditation warning status, citing the...

Now and Forever – Building HBCU Capacity Through Endowment Investment

A more favorable position for institutions is to secure healthy endowment gifts in order to provide more competitive scholarships to students who choose us so that financial disruptions are less likely to derail their progress.

Rachel Dolezal: HBCU Anti-Hero

But in the end, we still are looking for people to “get it.” We still are looking for alumni to give back to HBCUs, and to help enlighten people about black culture and value. Does her advocacy work now have an asterisk beside it? Is she any less of a graduate of Howard University?

Whose HBCU Is It Anyway?

When it comes to HBCU leadership, there is no mission or vision which supersedes the will and loyalties of the board of trustees. That’s...

HBCU Digest Podcast Series – National Alliance of Learning President Dr. Boyce Williams

National Alliance of Learning President/CEO Boyce Williams discusses accreditation, relationship building and partnership strategies for HBCUs.

Who Wants to Be an HBCU President?

Would you take a job, in any industry, that requires you to run a multi-million dollar company with hundreds of underpaid employees, thousands of...

Beyond Fish Plates and Tailgates: Steering HBCU Fundraising from Fanaticism to Support

As Director of Athletics at an HBCU who oversaw fundraising efforts for the department, I learned many important lessons about HBCU fundraising culture. Perhaps...