HBCU News & Commentary

Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama is the first black college to be considered a registered national historic landmark and the only to be declared a national historic site. Tuskegee University was founded in 1881 as Tuskegee Institute, in a one room shack, with Dr. Booker T. Washington presiding over the class of 30 students. Dr. […]

Morehouse College of Atlanta, Georgia is one of only three all-male liberal arts colleges in the country. The school began as the Augusta Theological Institute in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church. Springfield is the oldest church in the United States, dating back to 1787. By 1913, the operation had moved to the Atlanta West […]

The 2013 Black College football season had its share of memorable moments. Among the highlights were five HBCUs making the NCAA playoffs – Bethune-Cookman, South Carolina State and Tennessee State in the FCS and Tuskegee and Winston-Salem State in Division II with Tennessee State and Winston-Salem winning first-round games and Bethune-Cookman defeating an FBS member […]

After a yearlong penalty, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is in the clear. According to reports, a regional accrediting organization voted to end the school’s…

The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff won its first SWAC football championship in more than 40 years in record fashion Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff won its first SWAC football championship in more than 40 years in record fashion Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. The Golden Lions, who trailed Jackson State the entire […]

Johnny Taylor, president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the crisis HBCUs are going through toto find…

Officials at Bowie State, one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges, are citing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the reason they have cancelled a school-wide affordable health care plan they had offered students. The Maryland school’s official website explains that Obamacare’s new regulations would force the cost of the insurance to rise from […]

Last weekend people were blowing up my phone and email with the news that Grambling’s football players and members of the marching band had refused to compete in Jackson State University’s homecoming game. If you didn’t hear the story (and how could you have missed it?), only 22 players showed up to board the bus […]

For IPOD/IPAD users: READ: Roscoe Nance’s full coverage on Grambling University. Roland Martin talks with Grambling State University President Frank Pogue about the current debacle happening at the historic HBCU. Read the full interview below. ROLAND MARTIN:  …A tough weekend for Grambling University national attention focus on the Louisiana school when the football team refused to […]

“Extra’s” AJ Calloway started out at BET as the co-host of “106 and Park” then landed a gig as a correspondent on the entertainment show “Extra.” But before he achieved those successes in show business, he set a foundation for himself at Howard University. The 39-year-old TV personality wanted to pay tribute to the school […]

Jeff Johnson has 3 Things You Should Know including the resignation of Howard University’s president of five years, Dr. Sidney Ribeau. Ribeau’s recent and immediate decision to leave…

The Washington Post reports that Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau is stepping down from his post after five years in the position. Ribeau, 65, wrote a letter explaining his retirement to the Howard community, it reads: After careful deliberation, I have decided to announce my retirement immediately from our beloved institution and will officially […]