Their ancestors were enslaved by law. Today, they are graduates of the nation’s preeminent historically black law school. | The New York Times Magazine

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine Photographs by Djeneba Aduayom. Featured Image In the history of the United States, black Americans were the only group for whom it was ever illegal to learn to read or write. And so when emancipation finally came, schools and colleges were some of the first institutions that the […]

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Report: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Starting Golf Team at Howard University | Bleacher Report

TYLER CONWAY, Bleacher Report Jonathan Devich/Getty Images. Featured Image Stephen Curry has already taken his love of golf to television. Now he’s doing the same at Howard University. The Golden State Warriors star will reportedly launch a golf program at Howard during a press conference Monday, per Casey Bannon of The Golfer’s Journal. It’s unclear […]

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Memphis black boys, ‘the foremost vulnerable … population in our system,’ are the focus of Ray’s new initiative | Chalkbeat

Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat Superintendent Joris Ray announced an initiative for black boys Monday at the National Civil Rights Museum. . PHOTO: Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat. Featured Image The Superintendent Joris Ray launched a new initiative Monday that he hopes will help black boys improve their test scores, take more advanced courses, and be on the […]

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Two African American High School Boys Make History at Harvard Debate | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise DJ Roman and Keith Harris. Featured Image Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at Harvard University’s annual international debate tournament—making history after achieving an unprecedented, undefeated record, according to a press release on the matter. Seniors DJ Roman of North Atlanta […]

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Could black philanthropy help solve the black student debt crisis? | The Conversation

Mako Fitts Ward, The Conversation Left to Right: Jay-Z, Robert F. Smith and LeBron James. Featured Image When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead. “Let’s make sure every class has the same opportunity going […]

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How this Texas college gives every single student help with trauma, mental health| The Dallas Morning News

Eva Marie Ayala, The Dallas Morning News Shaban Athuman/Staff Photographer. Featured Image Paul Quinn College prides itself as a school that aggressively recruits the kids often ignored by big-name universities: Students who grew up in tough Chicago neighborhoods where it is common to lose a classmate to gang violence. Children from Los Angeles to New […]

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‘Your Heritage Is Taken Away’: The Closing of 3 Historically Black Colleges | The New York Times

Wadzanai Mhute, The New York Times Sonya Perdue Bolton, far left, who was in the marching band at Saint Paul’s College, in 1983. Featured Image Since the 1930s, the women of Bennett College, one of the nation’s two historically black colleges for women, have dressed in white and sung their “Preference Song” over an annual […]

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