National

HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach the 21st Century Students

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive Read More

Op-Ed

A More Valuable Type of Protest

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. NNPA Guest Columnist As I spent Sunday listening to everyone pontificate their theories about how White racism led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal, it struck me how yesterday’s and today’s protests are – a dollar short and a day late. Saturday Read More

National

College: ‘The Best Four or Five Years of Your Life’

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent Howard University Provost Wayne Frederick Extols Value of HBCUs WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Mecala Holmes was a freshman at Howard University in 2008, she recalls seeing a t-shirt in the school’s book store that read “Howard University, the best Read More

Entertainment

FAMU names alum as new band director [USA Today]

1969 grad to lead school’s marching and pep bands in wake of drum major’s hazing death. (Photo: Karl Etters, The Tallahassee Democrat) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M interim President Larry Robinson on Tuesday introduced Sylvester Young as the new director of the school’s marching and pep Read More

Op-Ed

Building Forever Capacity at and Beyond Morehouse College

  By John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. NNPA Guest Columnist Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, the first African American president of Howard University, had a keen and prophetic understanding of the challenging context within which the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities [HBCUs] must operate. Back in 1928, Read More