Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 12, August 6

Art, Audits, and Allegations
President Niara Sudarkasa is embroiled in a controversy that is affecting state appropriations for Lincoln University Lincoln University, Pa. -- Summer break is normally a time of respite, a pause in the scholastic action to allow administrators,...
Capped Lenses
Throughout most of the history of photojournalism, the images of African Americans featured in White-owned media were captured by people who were not Black. Black Issues spoke to some of today's most prominent African American photojournalists to get...
Charting Journalism Degrees
The data for this study come from the United Stated Department of Education. It is collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) program completers survey conducted by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement...
Diversifying the Fourth Estate
Will journalism schools continue to pursue students of color now that the American Society of Newspaper Editors has scaled back its commitment to diversity? Journalism educators say they remain committed to increasing the numbers of minority students...
Is There a Future for Chicano/Chicana Studies?
Mexico City -- A thousand Chicana and Chicano scholars came to this ancient Aztec capital in June, as participants in The National Association of Chicana and Chicago Scholars' (NACCS) annual meeting, to ponder the future of their discipline and to...
New 'Fordice' Report May Benefit Mississippi HBCUs (Ayers V. Fordice, Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Jackson, Miss. -- The new report is 400 pages and 100,000 words -- one of the bulkiest in memory -- and is touted as a reaffirmation of the importance of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Further Desegregation...
Newsroom Power Shortage
Are students of color getting the inside scoop on what it takes to become news editors and producers? Chasing the breaking news story. Writing the thoughtful, definitive piece that will effect the course of history. Getting that byline and the name-recognition...
Out of the Public Eye
For fifteen years, Bryant Charles Gumbel was a part of America's morning ritual. As the co-host of NBC's Today Show, he would meet you at the morning breakfast table, wide-eyed and brimming with the new day's headlines and trivia, which he delivered...
South Carolina State Pursuing Solvency: Controversial Loan from University of South Carolina Part of Remedy
Controversial loan from University of South Carolina part of remedy Orangeburg, S.C. -- Four years of operating in the red finally forced South Carolina State University to borrow $2.1 million from another state institution. But it appears the historically...
The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords
As entombed as most of our stories have been throughout American history, many of us know about the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr., or slavery and Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Lesser known are Robert Abbot, Ida B. Wells,...
When Speech Is Truly Free
When I walked into the newsroom of The Houston Post on August 16, 1972, there were only three other African Americans working at this major daily as full-time journalists. I was twenty-three years old, just two months out of school, armed with a master's...