• African Americans and Rhodes Scholarships

    African Americans and Rhodes Scholarships

    Typically the Rhodes Trust does not reveal the race or ethnicity of scholarship winners. Of this year’s 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States, it appears that four are African Americans.

  • Effective Coping Methods for Black Educators and Students Exposed to Trauma

    Effective Coping Methods for Black Educators and Students Exposed to Trauma

    A physician and a medical student reflect on the current climate of our nation during the continued murders of unarmed African Americans and methods educators and medical students can use to cope with these traumatic experiences to remain effective in their professional responsibilities and development.

  • Emerging Paradigms for HBCU Leadership: Reflections of a New Provost

    Emerging Paradigms for HBCU Leadership: Reflections of a New Provost

    S. Keith Hargrove reflects on his new role as provost at Tuskegee University, how the past two years have reshaped the landscape for HBCUs and the transition educational leaders must undertake to meet the moment.

  • Thomas Jinnings: The First Black Student at Harvard?

    Thomas Jinnings: The First Black Student at Harvard?

    Who was the first African American student at Harvard? This question is not as easy to answer as one might think – and, with the recent discovery of a name buried in an 1841 Harvard catalogue, a new possible answer has come to light.

  • Why I Am “Critical” of Critical Theory

    Why I Am “Critical” of Critical Theory

    Bakari K. Lumumba, a doctoral candidate at Ohio University’s Patton College of Education’s Higher Education Student Affairs program, examines Critical Theory and its unwillingness to center the work of scholars and theorists outside the Western / European sphere of influence.

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (12.08.2022)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (12.08.2022)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

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  • Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center Acquires Notable Archives of Black History

    Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center Acquires Notable Archives of Black History (12.07.2022)

    Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center has announced that it has acquired the African Market Literature Collection and the papers of Masood Ali-Wilbert Warren, a Black American painter, sculptor, and Korean war Army veteran.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (12.07.2022)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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  • Daphne Brooks of Yale University Honored by the American Musicology Society

    Daphne Brooks of Yale University Honored by the American Musicology Society (12.02.2022)

    Daphne Brooks, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Music at Yale University, was presented with the Music in American Culture Award from the American Musicological Society.

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  • Shaw University Files a Civil Rights Complaint With the U.S. Department of Justice

    Shaw University Files a Civil Rights Complaint With the U.S. Department of Justice (12.02.2022)

    In October, a bus carrying 18 Shaw University students was stopped on a highway in South Carolina. Multiple sheriff deputies and drug-sniffing dogs searched the suitcases of the students and staff located in the luggage racks beneath the bus. Now the university has filed an official civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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  • A Pair of African Americans Who Have Been Named Chief Diversity Officers

    A Pair of African Americans Who Have Been Named Chief Diversity Officers (12.02.2022)

    Randi Congleton was appointed chief diversity and inclusion officer at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, and David E. Jones is the new chief diversity officer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

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  • In Memoriam: Willa Elaine Johnson, 1957-2022

    In Memoriam: Willa Elaine Johnson, 1957-2022 (12.02.2022)

    Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Mississippi for 23 years. Colleagues remember her as a “renaissance woman” who was an expert in many disciplines, fluent in multiple languages, and an artist. She was only the second Black woman in the U.S. to earn a doctorate in Hebrew Bible.

    Dec 02, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (12.01.2022)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Dec 01, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (12.01.2022)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

    Dec 01, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Arkansas to Offer a Master's Degree in Black Sacred Music

    University of Arkansas to Offer a Master’s Degree in Black Sacred Music (11.30.2022)

    The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has announced that beginning next fall it will offer a master’s degree program in Black scared music. The university states that this will be first degree program of its kind in the United States.

    Nov 30, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (11.30.2022)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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  • Williams College in Massachusetts to Add an Africans Studies Major

    Williams College in Massachusetts to Add an Africans Studies Major (11.29.2022)

    The nine-course major will consist of three required courses and six electives. Currently, there has been a five-course concentration in Africana studies that consists of two required courses and three electives. With the addition of African studies as a major, the concentration will be eliminated by 2026.

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  • The Racial Graduation Rate Gap Between All Students and Student Athletes

    The Racial Graduation Rate Gap Between All Students and Student Athletes (11.28.2022)

    For White students who entered college between 2012 and 2015 on an athletic scholarship, 73 percent earned their degree from the same institution within six years. For Black student athletes in the same period, 59 percent earned their degree within six years at the same school. This gap is significantly less than the racial gap for students as a whole.

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  • Charles Robinson Appointed Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville

    Charles Robinson Appointed Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville (11.28.2022)

    Before being named interim chancellor in July 2021, Dr. Robinson was provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. He was named provost in 2020 and has served as vice chancellor of student affairs since 2015. Dr. Robinson’s time at the University of Arkansas spans more than 20 years, beginning as an assistant professor of history.

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  • Study Finds Food Companies Increasingly Marketing Unhealthy Products to Blacks

    Study Finds Food Companies Increasingly Marketing Unhealthy Products to Blacks (11.28.2022)

    American food and beverage companies disproportionately target Black and Hispanic consumers with advertising for high-calorie, low-nutrient products, including candy, sugary drinks, and snacks, according to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Health at the University of Connecticut.

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  • Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State Names Faimous Harrison as Its Next President

    Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State Names Faimous Harrison as Its Next President (11.28.2022)

    Dr. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience working in the Washington state community and technical college system. He currently serves as dean of the Stockton campus of California State University, Stanislaus.

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  • The Large Racial Gap in Educational Attainment Rates, Particularly for Men

    The Large Racial Gap in Educational Attainment Rates, Particularly for Men (11.28.2022)

    In 2021, 28.7 percent of African Americans over the age of 25 had obtained at least a bachelor’s degree. For Whites, the figure was 41.9 percent. White men were nearly twice as likely as Black men to hold an advanced degree.

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  • Rosana Reyes Will Be the Next President of Lamar Community College in Colorado

    Rosana Reyes Will Be the Next President of Lamar Community College in Colorado (11.28.2022)

    Dr. Reyes currently serves as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. Earlier, Dr. Reyes served as associate vice president of the Newburgh campus of the State University of New York. She will take on her new duties at Lamar Community College in March.

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  • Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

    Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions (11.25.2022)

    Associate professor of English Adrienne Brown has been appointed director of the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative. Bobby Donaldson is the inaugural holder of an endowed chair at the University of South Carolina, and Lisa T. Alexander was named the Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Professor at the Boston College School of Law.

    Nov 25, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Florida A&M University to Establish a New Center on Indoor Air Quality

    Florida A&M University to Establish a New Center on Indoor Air Quality (11.25.2022)

    The new Indoor Air Quality Center of Excellence will recommend methods and technology to effectively improve indoor air quality with active air monitoring, filtering, and ventilation. The center also will facilitate workshops and training to educate the public on the importance of air quality monitoring and develop a Statewide IAQ Management Plan.

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  • A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

    A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education (11.25.2022)

    Taking on new administrative duties are Damon R. Wade at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sherrie Johnson at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, Donte McFadden at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, and Ahyana King at Haverford  College in Pennsylvania.

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  • Bowie State University Teacher Education Programs Buck the National Trend

    Bowie State University Teacher Education Programs Buck the National Trend (11.25.2022)

    While many teacher education programs across the country are showing declining enrollments, the opposite is true at historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland. The number of students enrolled in bachelor’s education programs at Bowie State grew from 221 students in 2018 to 319 in 2021, almost a 50 percent increase.

    Nov 25, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Imani Perry Wins the National Book Award for Nonfiction for South to America

    Imani Perry Wins the National Book Award for Nonfiction for South to America (11.25.2022)

    In accepting the award Professor Perry eloquently stated that “I write for my people. I write because we children of the lash-scarred, rope-choked, bullet-ridden, desecrated are still here, standing.”

    Nov 25, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post