How historically Black colleges and universities serve disadvantaged groups
HBCUs (short for historically Black colleges and universities) were first established in the mid-19th century with a very narrow goal—to provide advanced education to African American students who were, at the time, barred from entry into most existing universities and colleges.
Though these barriers have since been removed, HBCUs still represent a crucial... Read more
When it comes to building wealth, many Black Americans are facing an uphill battle.
The median annual wage for Black workers is about 30% lower than that of white workers, according to a McKinsey & Company report. The report also found that 3.5 million of the country’s Black households have a negative net worth due to debt.
“Oftentimes, the issue with savings and... Read more
A 24-year-old Georgia man who contracted COVID-19 and required a double lung transplant, and who remains hospitalized, has expressed his regret he did not get vaccinated for the virus, which has so far killed more than 607,000 Americans.
Blake Bargatze had told his parents he was putting off receiving a COVID-19 vaccine because he felt uncertain about its possible side effects, WSB-TV... Read more
Norfolk State University and Netflix have teamed up for a partnership. NSU is hosting a Netflix HBCU boot camp.
In October 2020, Norfolk State University announced a partnership with Netflix Inc., the world’s leading entertainment streaming service with 204 million paid memberships in over 190 countries, and 2U, a global leader in technology education, to create the Netflix HBCU Boot Camp. The program... Read more
Phylicia Rashad walks back her Bill Cosby comments, which leads Howard to issuing a statement due to her becoming a dean at the university.
Yesterday, Bill Cosby’s sudden release came as a shock to many who, at this moment, are still struggling to understand how this could happen. For most, even without a lot of details, it raises eyebrows and can... Read more