November 16, 2021

Sad young man crying while being consoled by female friends sitting in classroom during group therapy meeting at university

4 ways to support Black mental health amid images of racial violence

By Ashley Vaughan, For many African Americans, the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s accused killers churns up a chronic trauma: replayed footage of Black men killed by law enforcement (or those claiming to act on law enforcement’s behalf). While evidence and testimony from recent trials is distressing for most people, it is overwhelming for African Americans


FBI Visits Talladega College To Discuss The Beacon Project

By Talladega College Newsroom, Members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Birmingham Office met with Dr. Lisa Long, Acting President of Talladega College, and members of her executive cabinet, to discuss a potential partnership through the Bureau’s Beacon Project. The Beacon Project is a national, community engagement initiative designed to significantly enhance relationships between minority-serving institutions


UDC Biomedical Engineering program becomes only ABET-accredited program at HBCU

By University of the District of Columbia, The Bachelor of Science program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) has become the first of its kind among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to receive accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental

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Poet Hanif Abdurraqib on genius, basketball and deconstructing hierarchies in writing

By Leah Asmelash, Hanif Abdurraqib only ever wanted to publish one book, a book of poems. That was it. Now, the poet (and writer, sneakerhead, failed musician and average baker) has written five books in just as many years. His latest, “A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance,” was published in


Edward Waters University Accelerates Digital Transformation through New Partnership with Ellucian

Courtesy of Edward Waters University, Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, today announced that Edward Waters University has selected Ellucian Colleague SaaS to modernize its technology operations.  A longtime Ellucian customer and one of the nation’s 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Edward Waters University joins more than 1,100 institutions worldwide in the cloud with Ellucian. Edward Waters

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: U.S. President Joe Biden exits the White House residence on the South Lawn as he walks toward Marine One November 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden is spending the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Biden signs order to address ‘crisis of violence’ against Native Americans at White House summit

By Donald Judd and Kate Sullivan, President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies, including the departments of Justice, Interior and Homeland Security, to create a strategy addressing what the President called a “crisis of violence” against Native Americans. “Today, I’m directing federal officials to work with tribal nations on a strategy

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Tents are set up near the Blackburn University Center as students protest poor housing condition on the campus of at Howard University October 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Students have complained about mold and poor conditions in some dorm rooms and over 100 students have been staging a weeks-long protest to highlight the issues. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Howard students reach agreement with university officials after month-long protest over poor housing conditions

By Nicquel Terry Ellis, Students at Howard University have reached an agreement with university officials after a month-long protest over housing conditions on campus. Wayne Frederick, the president of the historically Black college in Washington, DC, said Monday afternoon that the agreement between the school and the students who occupied Blackburn University Center over poor housing concerns

Vice President Kamala Harris begins a meeting with LGBTQ stakeholders, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in her ceremonial office on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

White House goes into damage control mode after reports of dysfunction in Kamala Harris’ office

By Jasmine Wright, Jeremy Diamond and Arlette Saenz, The White House dove into damage control this week after reports of dysfunction and infighting in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, with the administration trying to stop a drama-filled narrative from taking hold, according to five people who spoke to CNN about the dynamics within Harris’ office. Two people close to