Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 12, August 1

Anger into Political Clout: New Black Women's Network Strives to Channel
Anger Into Political Clout: New Black Women's Network Strives to Channel.WASHINGTON -- The choice before the nation's African-American women in the '90s is simple, says civil rights lawyer Barbara Arnwine -- "speak up for ourselves or start to lose ground."But...
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Minority Journalism Educators in Higher Education
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Minority Journalism Educators In Higher. EducationTo paraphrase a classic comedian, full-time minority journalism educators just "don't get no respect" from their colleagues in academia or in the media.Many of the academy's...
Changing Roles: Professors & Professionals in Journalism; Reese Cleghorn and Delano Lewis
Changing Roles: Professors & Professionals in Journalism; Reese Cleghorn. and Delano LewisBlack Issues: What is the most pressing issue in journalism education today?Cleghorn: I think the question today is, `What kind of journalism school will grow...
Is Madison Ave. Missing the Mark on Minority Hiring, Marketing?
Is Madison Ave. Missing the Mark on Minority Hiring, Marketing?.Three years ago the nation's leading advertising trade magazine published a provocative article titled, "Advertising's Dirty Little Secret."In what was undoubtedly considered by many to...
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw: The Making of a Critical Race Theorist
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw: The Making of a Critical Race Theorist.WASHINGTON -- Kimberle Williams Crenshaw was literally an armchair activist in the 1960s; she had no choice, she was only 10."I was an avid television watcher, so I watched the civil...
New Job Opportunities Evolve for Minorities as Print Journalism Goes High-Tech
New Job Opportunities. Evolve for Minorities As Print Journalism Goes High-TechWASHINGTON -- Today, as newspapers fold, merge and downsize, people of color are baring the brunt of efforts by the print industry to increase profits while helping editors...
Politics, Not Pragmatism, Led to U. of Calif. Vote, Say Observers
Politics, Not Pragmatism, Led To U. of Calif. Vote, Say Observers.SAN FRANCISCO -- "I am personally appalled by the University Regents' decision to do away with affirmative action. This was such a political issue on their part."Long after [Regent] Ward...
Relevancy of Research Showcased in Effort to Thwart Budget Ax
Relevancy of Research Showcased in Effort To Thwart Budget Ax.WASHINGTON -- Imagine life without polio vaccines and heart pacemakers. Or digital computers. Or municipal water purification systems. Or spacebased weather forecasting. Or advanced cancer...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Sorting through the Hype, the Bias, & the News
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Sorting Through the Hype, the Bias, & the News.Is there such a thing as unbiased reporting, especially in race matters? Is there such a thing as unbiased reporting when people bring a set of hidden biases to the table? I'm...
THE LAST WORD: Justice for Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal
THE LAST WORD: Justice for Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.The American criminal justice system is, in part, an institution designed to perpetuate Black oppression. It is no accident, for example, that nearly one-quarter of all young Black men between the...
The Scoop on Covering the Education Beat: Historical Paucity of Coverage Changing Slowly
The Scoop on Covering the Education Beat: Historical Paucity of Coverage. Changing SlowlyAsk which is the best, most sought after newspaper beat -- cops, sports, fashion, features, health, courts, government -- don't expect to hear education named among...
Washington UPDATE: Colleges Gain Access to Crime Prevention Funds
Washington UPDATE: Colleges Gain Access to Crime Prevention Funds.Colleges and universities will get access to new crime and violence prevention funds under two federal grant programs.The U.S. Justice Department is giving colleges access to funds approved...
Washington UPDATE: Education Gets Support in Affirmative Action Review
Washington UPDATE: Education Gets Support in Affirmative Action Review.A new Clinton administration policy on affirmative action gives education programs generally high marks, though it also recommends detailed reviews of most federal policies.Programs...
When Image Matters: Effective Campus Public Relations Essential
When Image Matters: Effective Campus Public Relations Essential.To give his students a sense of the importance of good public relations, Ofield Dukes, an adjunct professor at the American University in the nation's capital, often turns to the Bible.Citing...
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