Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 11, August 5

A CASTE-ING CALL: For Blacks Looking to Play a Starring Role in the American
A CASTE-ING CALL: For Blacks Looking to Play a Starring Role in the AmericanProfessor Bryan K. Fair is to be commended for the novel approach he has taken in presenting a subject that has plagued this country since days of slavery: White privilege as...
Black Women Diving into the Soccer Spotlight
Black Women Diving into the Soccer SpotlightWASHINGTON -- Her team-mates call her "The Wall" and it is easy to see why after Brianna Scurry's performance during last month's World Cup semifinal soccer game against Brazil. She made six spectacular saves...
De-Romanticizing AMERICA'S PAST
De-romanticizing AMERICA'S PASTUpon learning that Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist recently led hundreds of his judicial peers in a boisterous sing-along of "Dixie" during a 4th Circuit judicial conference, all I could do was suck my teeth...
Hate Wave? While Indiana University Community Mourns the Victims of Isolated Violence, School Officials Seek Ways to Restore Peace
Hate Wave? While Indiana University community mourns the victims of isolated violence, school officials seek ways to restore peaceBLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- More than 2,700 people -- including U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno -- attended a memorial service...
Rediscovering the ROAD TO FREEDOM: A Professor Is Helping Iowa Officials Piece Together That State's Underground Railroad History
Rediscovering the ROAD TO FREEDOM: A professor is helping Iowa officials piece together that states Underground Railroad history.On Nov. 4, 1857, three Black men walking along a road near the small town of Lynnville, in southern Iowa, were met by two...
Speaking of Education: History and Symbolism
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: HISTORY AND SYMBOLISMIf you drive south on U.S. Route 95 from Washington, D.C., you'll start to see the Confederate flag being used for all kinds of reasons. Some retailers use it to sell automobiles; others use it to sell hot...
THE LAST WORD: Why I'm Leaving UT-Brownsville
THE LAST WORD: Why I'm Leaving UT-BrownsvilleThis is, I assure everyone, a true story. Unfolding right now in 1999 and not 100 years ago. I offer it in order to illustrate race relations at the end of the millennium, lest anyone think everything is just...
United We Stand: NAFEO, HACU, and AIHEC Have Formed a New Alliance to Improve Support for Students of Color
United We Stand: NAFEO, HACU, and AIHEC have formed a new alliance to improve support for students of colorWASHINGTON -- The old divide-and-conquer ploy may be harder to execute on future racial politics of higher education now that a new alliance has...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Sallie Mae to the Rescue
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Sallie Mae to the RescueHistorically Black colleges and universities' decade-long protection from federal loan default sanctions ended July 1. But more financial and management assistance for HBCUs should be made available, according...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Ugandan, U.S. Medical Schools Develop Low Cost AIDS Treatment
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Ugandan, U.S. Medical Schools Develop Low Cost AIDS TreatmentThe National Institutes of Health announced last month that a joint Uganda-U.S. study has found a highly effective, safe, and inexpensive drug regimen for preventing the...
"Wrighting" HISTORY'S WRONGS: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation's New Special Programs Director, Dianne Swann-Wright, Is Creating Programs That Give Integrity to the Legacy of Blacks at Monticello
"Wrighting" HISTORY'S WRONGS: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation's new special programs director, Dianne Swann-Wright, is creating programs that give integrity to the legacy of Blacks at Monticello.When Dianne Swann Wright was hired as director...