historically black colleges

  • Students at Vanderbilt University held a protest against police brutality in December. Photo by Blake Dover/The Vanderbilt Hustler
    March 18, 2015   BY Eric Krupke and Jasmine Wright 

    Following the release of a video showing the members of University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racist slurs, the conversation of racism on college campuses has been refreshed. How have campus newspapers responded to the disturbing images? Continue reading

  • Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of conservative powerhouse Koch Industries.

    African-Americans are a key constituency within the Democratic Party. But Michael Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF, said that since the organization’s inception in 1944, it has reached out to people of all backgrounds for support without an “ideological lens” because it is in everyone’s interest. The organization has awarded $100 million in scholarships to more than 12,000 students at 900 schools this year alone, but he said the need is so great that the organization turns away nine out of every 10 applicants, or about 100,000 students annually. Continue reading