Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 6, May 10

Agreement Extends .Edu to All Colleges
WASHINGTON A recent government decision that will shorten Web addresses for many community colleges is being heralded as a critical stride forward, both symbolically and technologically, by higher education officials. The U.S. Department of Commerce...
Black Male Students: Not Giving in, Not Tiring Out
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired -- Fannie Lou Hamer Four recent implication-laden events in the legal arena remind us how perilous "our gains" can be. They are: 1) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federally funded state agencies may...
Building Brotherhood
During his years at a predominantly White suburban high school in Garland, Texas, Joseph Silas had little faith that his Black male schoolmates could be counted on to place a high priority on academics. Instead of seeking study partners or spending...
Bush's Budget Proposal Draws Criticism
Education, children's advocates express disappointment with funding increases, other provisions As general recommendations give way to more specifics, President Bush's new budget proposal is beginning to draw criticism from education and children's...
Casino Tax Money to Help Boost Pay for Louisiana's College Faculty
BATON ROUGE, LA. After years of receiving the lowest wages in the South, college faculty in Louisiana have finally hit the jackpot. With a push from Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster, the Louisiana Legislature agreed to dedicate $109 million in state gambling...
Dear BI Career Consultants: What Can Be Done to Get More Young Black Males to Pursue Careers in Education?
Director, Ethnic Programs and Services, African American Cultural and Research Center University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio One of the major issues that confronts the Black community is the lack of Black males who pursue careers in education,...
Don't Forget the Women
With so much media attention focused on the plight of young African American males, I fear that the experiences and challenges African American females face often go unnoticed. This seems to be especially true for those attending predominantly White...
Gradfree.com Provides Convenient Way to Help Students Pay Down Loan Debt
As students graduate this month with dreams of getting their first fulltime job, they will also have to grapple with the reality of huge debt incurred while pursuing a degree. The average student attending a public university graduates with approximately...
High Court Decision Expected to Chill Future Civil Rights Suits
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's recent reversal of two lower court decisions in a lawsuit challenging a state's English-only policy is expected to have a chilling effect on other types of civil fights lawsuits, including those aimed at challenging...
Leaders Resign Themselves to Settlement in Mississippi Desegregation Case
Citing judicial and political realities, they opt for strategic practicality OXFORD, MISS. Amid the widespread publicity surrounding the recent proposed settlement of the Mississippi higher education desegregation case, political and educational...
Major & Minor Differences: A 10-Year Comparison by Race and Gender
Major & Minor Differences: A 10-year comparison by race and gender 1989-90 FIELD OF DEGREE LEVEL STUDY RACE MEN WOMEN TOTAL BACHELOR'S Computer...
Making Room for the Study of Gifted African American Males
In a recent article, "Extraordinary Gifts Often Come in Plain Brown Wrappers," I detailed a research investigation highlighting the experiences of two academically gifted African American males in two different collegiate settings, a historically Black...
Maryland Academic Center to Focus on Black Women, Work
COLLEGE PARK, MD. The unique experience of African American women and work is the focus of a new academic center under way at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). The proposed Center for African American Women's Labor Studies hopes to...
NAFEO, UNCF Disagree on Fund-Raising Issues
FAIRFAX, VA. Two of the nation's most prominent organizations dedicated to Blacks in higher education are at odds over fund-raising issues. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education...
National Urban League, Businesses Call on Colleges to De-Emphasize Testing
Some of the nation's leading companies are joining the National Urban League in a call to halt the pervasive use of standardized tests in college admissions. Assessments such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test are of little importance in determining future...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to: Joan Morgan Black Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mail Joan@cmabiccw.com MARY ALICE BROWNE, chair of the department of radiologic technology...
Pennsylvania Panel to Probe Racial Incidents on College Campuses
Action prompted by recent incidents at Penn State, University of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, PA. A resolution authorizing the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Committee on Education to investigate racial incidents on college campuses recently...
Philanthropic Forklift Driver Uplifts through Giving
DETROIT At age 80, Mat Dawson Jr. of Detroit is still active, is in good health and works the same fulltime job he started 60 years ago. His spirits are high nearly every day, but he already knows exactly what he wants engraved on his tombstone:...
Protesting Students Meet with Northeastern President over Site of African American Studies Institute
BOSTON Protesting students and Northeastern University President Richard M. Freeland met recently about the fate of an African American studies center, where students had been involved in a sit-in. Freeland said in a letter to the student newspaper...
The Battle of the Banner Ads
A battle is raging between those who feel Internet users should control their own time online and those trying to wrest that control away. The battlefield is advertising. The Web can be an ideal medium for putting your message out, with its space...
The Black Male Research Agenda
Scholars say research studying Black males is lagging in analysis, proposed solutions If a wide-ranging research enterprise can be said to exist around defining and proposing solutions for the social dilemmas of African American males, a number...
Trading Self-Destruction for Self-Determination
I arrived on campus with nothing. No vision, no goals, no agenda and no idea. However, I knew I wanted a college degree. I wanted to improve myself. As a Black man, I was determined to prove that I could accomplish what so many of my brothers could...
Voice of DISSENT
Berkeley professor and author of the controversial book Losing the Race, Dr. John McWhorter speaks to BLACK ISSUES about leaving the African American Studies Department, being a Black professor and his intense media coverage. BERKELEY, CALIF. ...
Where Are the Black Men on Campus?
As institutions of higher education struggle to enroll Black men at comparable numbers to Black females, the imbalance is having an impact beyond the classroom and campus. By most measures of a private college under new leadership, the push by Dillard...
Where Are the "Brothers?"
Where are the "Brothers?" Enrollment Numbers Top 100 Black Male Undergraduate Enrollments -- Fall 1999 Preliminary Total Rank Institution State Men 1...
Young Black Men Speak on College & Life
Black Issues In Higher Education talks to four young Black men who are currently attending college at campuses across the United States. Their educational, family and cultural backgrounds are diverse but their desire to advance themselves with a college...