Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 13, August 16

Advice to HBCUs: Use the Media to Your Advantage
As a product of a historically Black university, I am very tired of continuously defending the legal viability, constitutional justification and the significance of HBCUs. We all understand that racism is a prevalent dynamic in our society. However,...
Black Churches Play Key Role in Reducing Crime, Study Says
PHILADELPHIA African American youth who regularly attend church services get into less trouble than those who don't, according to a recent study by Byron Johnson, director of the Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University...
Clearing Up the Confusion in Optical Storage
Traditionally, personal computers have used the physics of magnetism as the primary means of storing programs and data for later use. Floppy disks, hard disks, Zip disks and backup tapes all work by magnetizing small areas on the surface of the disk....
G8 Passes International Digital Divide Plan
GENOA, ITALY The world's big eight powers approved action plan to bridge the "digital divide" with the poorest countries. Leaden at the Group of Eight summit held in July endorsed a task force report on how to harness technology in the cause of...
General Electric Donates $1 Million to UNCF Technology Initiative
WASHINGTON The United Negro College Fund last month another major gift in its $80 million technology campaign. Officials with the Fund donated a $1 million grant in support of the UNCF Technology Enhancement Campaign, bringing total funds raised...
Getting African American Journalists on the `Write' Track
Outgoing president of the National Association of Black Journalists speaks with BI correspondent Pearl Stewart about the declining number of minority journalists; educating students of color for journalism careers; and the challenges facing Black journalists...
Investigating Newsroom Diversity
Can daily newspapers deliver on minority recruitment and retention. As with many minority journalists, Lynne Varner, an editorial writer for The Seattle Times, has long demonstrated a commitment to attracting and recruiting Black, Latino, Asian...
Looking for Black Journalists in the Wrong Places
If an individual isn't careful, he or she might be lured into believing that Blacks have finally arrived in significant numbers in the media. There's that gorgeous, velvet-voiced sister anchoring the local 6 o'clock news. A brother, usually without...
Louis Sullivan to Step Down as President of Morehouse School of Medicine
ATLANTA After more than two decades at the helm of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan will turn over the presidency to Dr. James R. Gavin III in June of next year. Gavin is currently senior scientific officer of the Howard...
Most Sports Organizations Are Far from Achieving Racial, Gender Equity
BOSTON Only the WNBA and the NBA are close to genuine equity when it comes to opportunities for women and people of color in professional and decision-making positions in pro, Olympic and college sports, according to a report released last month....
Reform Plan Targets Student Repayments on Federal Grant Aid
Needy students who drop out of college may face fewer responsibilities to pay back federal grant aid if a proposal from leading higher education groups becomes law. With support from more than a dozen other groups, the American Council on Education...
Restaurant Firm, Black Press Award Annual Scholarships
ATLANTA Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises Foundation, in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), awarded the annual Xernona Clayton Black Press Scholarship Fund during the 61st annual NNPA convention in Atlanta. The...
Survey Finds U.S. Civil Rights Organizations Struggle to Adjust to Internet Age
WASHINGTON A report released by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and the Leadership Conference Education Fund (LCEF) indicates that while the national civil rights organizations recognize the importance of the Internet, many groups...
The Fading Complexion of the Fourth Estate
Similar to employees of color in countless different industries, many journalists of color feel their talent and skills are not valued and that their employers are not committed to nurturing their professional growth. So, when they get fed up, they...
Tour of Duty
Entertainment columnist to sham his success with students on cross-count lecture tour While others may simply shake their heads or throw up their hands at the decreasing number of African Americans in media-related professions, entertainment columnist...
UC's New Admissions Policy Expected to Increase Minority Enrollment
SAN FRANCISCO California students who graduate in the top 12.5 percent of their high school class will be guaranteed admission to the University of California, though some may have to go to community college first. Six years after doing away...
University of Maryland Honors Civil Rights Activist for Seven-Decade Struggle
BALTIMORE Dorothy Height's fight for civil rights and gender equity began with anti-lynching protests in New York in the 1930s. The Richmond, Va., native worked on voter registration drives in the South during the 1950s and was at the Rev. Martin...

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