historically black colleges and universities

Historically black colleges and universities are a cornerstone of the black community and the American education system. There are still 105 HBCUs operating today. Their value…

President Barack Obama celebrated the accomplishments of America’s historically black colleges and universities on Monday, telling a group of leading African-American educators that while major progress has been made in expanding access to higher education, it’s time to “take stock of the work we have left to do.” The president’s remarks helped kick off National […]

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report has produced a ranking of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). These colleges were compared only with one another for these rankings. How did we choose the schools to be part of the survey? In order to be on the list, a […]

From BVBuzz.com: Actor Idris Elba recently returned from hosting 21 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities on an excursion to South Africa for Coca-Cola’s first “Open Happiness Tour.” “This was a life-changing and moving experience for me,” Elba told BV Buzz. “I’ve been to Africa a couple of times since my father was from Ghana and […]

From BlackAmericaWeb: African-American educators are basking in the findings of an unprecedented study that confirms what many have long believed: Historically black medical schools lead the nation in producing the highest percentage of physicians practicing in underserved communities. Morehouse, Meharry and Howard Medical Schools ranked first, second and third in a study of 141 training […]

From the New York Times: HAMPTON, Va. — For the first time as president, Barack Obama on Sunday delivered a commencement address to a historically black college, Hampton University, telling graduates that they have “a separate responsibility” to become mentors to other young African-Americans to help close a persistent gap in educational achievement. Mr. Obama, […]

From The Grio: Yesterday President Barack Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on 2010 into law. No one has missed the health care reform mission of the bill but few are discussing the educational element of the bill, particularly its increased support for HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and PBIs (Predominantly […]

VIA: JackandJillPolitics.com Last Friday afternoon as Black History Month drew to a close, President Barack Obama signed an executive order intended to strengthen the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. While every president since Carter has sought to help HBCUs, there’s something special about a black president supporting black higher education. Teaching […]