Little Known Black History Facts

The late Dr. Cornelius Golightly was one of the 20th Century’s most prominent public intellectuals who also amassed a series of “firsts” over the course of his life. Dr. Golightly was born on May 23, 1917. Cornelius Lacy Golightly was born in Waterford, Mississippi. He entered Alabama’s Talladega College at 17 and became something of […]

Little Known Black History Facts

The UNCF, also known as the United Negro College Fund, was founded on this day in 1944. According to the philanthropist organization, the UNCF has raised nearly $5 billion to help Black students achieve the next level of their education. The UNCF was a joint effort co-founded by Tuskegee University president Frederick D. Patterson, educator […]

They are referred to as ‘The Great Eight.’ That’s the collective name for eight Black women scholars who are on track to earn their Ph.D’s at Indiana University’s School Of Education. The group says that support helped them stay the course despite having such a low percentage of African-Americans in their program. reports: After […]

Having a college degree is a blessing wherever you decide to go to school. But there is something about the HBCU experience that can't and won't ever be imitated at predominantly White institutions.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — This week’s events at the University of Missouri seemed to unfold rapidly, with little warning. But some students, faculty and alumni say the protests and sudden resignation of the president and chancellor are the culmination of years of racial tension on the state’s flagship campus. The history of racially charged incidents […]