• 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.

  • How an HBCU Hosted the Inaugural International Moon Day Celebration

    How an HBCU Hosted the Inaugural International Moon Day Celebration

    Elijah Baker, a public relations coordinator at historically Black Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville, Alabama, shows how HBCUs have played a role and will continue to play a role in the U.S. Space Program.

  • Four African Americans Honored With Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    Four African Americans Honored With Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The Cleveland Foundation’s annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and explores diversity. Four of the winners this year are African Americans who have academic ties.

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  • Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

    Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers (9.30.2022)

    Shannon Bradley is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California. Perry Martin Jr. is the dean of diversity, equity, inclusion, and transformation at the University of West Los Angeles, and Damon L. Williams, Jr. is the new associate vice president in the Office for Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky.

    Sep 30, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Noose Found on the Head of a Statue on the Campus of the University of Virginia

    Noose Found on the Head of a Statue on the Campus of the University of Virginia (9.30.2022)

    A noose was placed over the head of a statue of Homer on the campus of the University of Virginia. Video surveillance revealed that the noose was placed by a White male. Police collected other evidence at the scene but have not revealed further details.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (9.29.2022)

    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.

    Sep 29, 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 (9.29.2022)

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

    Sep 29, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Is Coming to an End

    The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Is Coming to an End (9.28.2022)

    For more than a half century, the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program has sought to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by funding fellowships through the National Academies. The program, that has supported more than 6,000 scholars, is now coming to an end.

    Sep 28, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (9.28.2022)

    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.

    Sep 28, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Clinnon Oneal Harvey, 1944-2022

    In Memoriam: Clinnon Oneal Harvey, 1944-2022 (9.27.2022)

    Clinnon Harvey, a long-time faculty member and administrator at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, died late last month. He was 77 years old.

    Sep 27, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • After 14 Years, Congress Provides Funding for the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence

    After 14 Years, Congress Provides Funding for the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence (9.27.2022)

    The Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence will support comprehensive, high-quality teacher preparation programs at historically Black colleges and universities, minority-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities.

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  • New Assignments for Six Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

    New Assignments for Six Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities (9.23.2022)

    Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@JBHE.com.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • North Carolina Central University to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Jazz Studies

    North Carolina Central University to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Jazz Studies (9.23.2022)

    Students who enroll in the new degree program will have their choice of two tracks – Performance or Composition and Arranging. Once the program launches next summer, NCCU will be the only historically Black college or university in North Carolina with an online master’s degree program in jazz studies and one of only a few in the country.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

    Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts (9.23.2022)

    Taking on new administrative duties are Gerald Lewis Jr. at Columbia University in New York City, Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama, Karen Wright at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Michelle Nichols at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Ariel Aponte at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and Monique Carroll at Chicago State University.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Saint Augustine's University Teams Up With Wayne County Community College in Detroit

    Saint Augustine’s University Teams Up With Wayne County Community College in Detroit (9.23.2022)

    Historically Black Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into a partnership with the Wayne County Community College District in Detroit to allow community college students a seamless pathway to transfer to Saint Augustine’s to complete a bachelor’s degree.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

    Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships (9.23.2022)

    Kofi Owusu was named the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts at Carleton College in Minnesota. Melynda J. Price has been appointed the J. David Rosenberg Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky and MaCalus V. Hogan is s the new David Silver Professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Clark Atlanta University and Cisco Join Up to Support Black Entrepreneurship

    Clark Atlanta University and Cisco Join Up to Support Black Entrepreneurship (9.23.2022)

    Historically Black Clark Atlanta University has announced a funding partnership with Cisco, a leading systems technology company. The commitment includes over $4 million in grants and direct technical services toward the development of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship at the university. Spelman College and Morehouse College will also participate in the effort.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

    Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education (9.23.2022)

    Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Boston at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Takiyah Nur Amin for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech, and Barbara J. Lawrence at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

    Sep 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Brian Horton, 1976-2022

    In Memoriam: Brian Horton, 1976-2022 (9.23.2022)

    Brian Horton was an assistant professor in the department of music at North Carolina Central University and director of the university’s jazz studies program and the NCCU Jazz Ensemble

    Sep 23, 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 (9.22.2022)

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

    Sep 22, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (9.22.2022)

    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.

    Sep 22, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The End of an Era: Nikki Giovanni Retires After 35 Years on the Faculty at Virginia Tech

    The End of an Era: Nikki Giovanni Retires After 35 Years on the Faculty at Virginia Tech (9.21.2022)

    Professor Giovanni has been teaching at Virginia Tech since 1987. She is the author of many collections of poetry, children’s books, and works of nonfiction. She has published 11 illustrated children’s books, received 30 honorary degrees and seven NAACP Image Awards, and has been a finalist for a Grammy and for the National Book Award.

    Sep 21, 2022 | 9 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (9.21.2022)

    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.

    Sep 21, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lawsuit Claims Texas A&M Discriminates Against White and Asian Men in Faculty Hiring

    Lawsuit Claims Texas A&M Discriminates Against White and Asian Men in Faculty Hiring (9.20.2022)

    Richard Lowery, an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a faculty fellowship aimed at increasing diversity discriminates against White and Asian men.

    Sep 20, 2022 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Baruch College of the City University of New York Launches Black and Latino Studies Degree Program

    Baruch College of the City University of New York Launches Black and Latino Studies Degree Program (9.20.2022)

    The new degree track, housed in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and chaired by Professor Shelly Eversley adds five full-time, dedicated faculty members.

    Sep 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Racial Income Gap Narrowed in 2021, But There is Still a Long Way on the Road to Equality

    The Racial Income Gap Narrowed in 2021, But There is Still a Long Way on the Road to Equality (9.19.2022)

    Both Blacks and Whites saw a slight rebound in their median incomes in an economy ravaged by the global pandemic the year before. However, with only minor fluctuations, the racial gap in median income has remained virtually unchanged for more than a half-century.

    Sep 19, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • David Emmanuel Goatley Will Be the Next President of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California

    David Emmanuel Goatley Will Be the Next President of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California (9.19.2022)

    Dr. Goatley currently serves as the associate dean for academic and vocational formation, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Research Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, and director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He previously taught at the Memphis Theological Seminary in Tennessee and the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

    Sep 19, 2022 | 2 comments | View Post