Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 4, April 17

1997 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholars Awards
1997 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholars Awards.For the fourth year, Black Issues In Higher Education is proud to present our Arthur Ashe Jr. Athlete of the Year to two outstanding students.All of the students on the following pages were nominated by their...
An NCAA Tournament De Force Performance: Historic Showing by Coppin State Reverberates among HBCUs
An NCAA Tournament de Force Performance: Historic Showing by Coppin State. Reverberates Among HBCUsIt was as shocking as it was improbable. As a result, some are calling Coppin State College's dramatic win over the University of South Carolina in the...
Arthur Ashe and the Next Generation of Student Athletes
Arthur Ashe and The Next Generation of Student Athletes.With all the attention that we have finally come to pay to Arthur Ashe as a pioneering professional athlete and humanitarian, it is easy to forget that Ashe was first an incredible college student-athlete...
"Learn How to Position Yourself to Win": An Interview with NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris
"Learn How to Position Yourself to Win": An Interview With NFL Hall of. Famer Franco HarrisThe trip from the locker room to the board room has been traveled by few student athletes. A notable exception is Franco Harris, who is now owner, and an active...
Overcoming Segregation in Alabama Becomes Responsibility of HBCUs: Community College Embroiled in Desegregation Issue
Overcoming Segregation in Alabama Becomes Responsibility of HBCUs:. Community College Embroiled in Desegregation IssueHUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Jamie Fleming is like other non-traditional college students in several ways. He has a wife and a nineteen-month-old...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The True Significance of Sports for Black Americans
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The True Significance of Sports for Black. AmericansI am not a sports fan. I've written that so many times it seems redundant to write it again. No, this is not another sports-bashing column. Been there, done that. This is a column...
THE LAST WORD: There Is More to Life Than Sports; Getting Brothers to Take the Road Less Traveled
THE LAST WORD: There is More to Life Than Sports; Getting Brothers to. Take the Road Less TraveledBased on recent statistics released during the Jackie Robinson celebration on "Nightline," 70 percent of the players in the National Football League are...
Things That Should Make the Sports World Go, "Hmmmm?"
Things That Should Make the Sports World Go, "Hmmmm?".Like former talk-show host Arsenio Hall, Kenneth L. Shropshire, in his excellent book, In Black and White: Race and Sports in America, discusses things that make you go "HMMMMM?" Unlike Hall, Shropshire...
Title IX: DOES HELP FOR WOMEN COME AT THE EXPENSE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS?
Title IX: DOES HELP FOR WOMEN COME AT THE EXPENSE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS?.Gender equity has created an intriguing set of circumstances in the world of college athletics.On the one hand, Title IX, the federal law which forbids sex discrimination in educational...
Title IX: The Realization of a Dream Deferred Twenty Years
Title IX: The Realization Of a Dream Deferred Twenty Years.For Tanya Winston-Smith, of Massillon, Ohio, the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level while pursuing her degree in physical education is the realization of a dream deferred.Currently...
UDC Battling Back after Major Surgery
UDC Battling Back After Major Surgery.WASHINGTON -- It was with poetic irony that Mother Nature dealt the northeastern states one final blow of frosty weather on April Fool's Day. That afternoon, at the main auditorium of the University of the District...
Washington UPDATE: "Frontloading"; Help for Low-Income Students?
Washington UPDATE: "Frontloading"; Help for Low-income Students?.If it wants to promote retention of low-income students, the federal government should award most financial-aid grants early in a college career, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO)...
Washington UPDATE: Wanted; Teachers of Color
Washington UPDATE: Wanted; Teachers of Color.Congress should use Higher Education Act reauthorization to increase the number of teachers of color in America's public schools, according to testimony before a Senate panel recently."The percentage of minority...
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