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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court approved a Black woman's right to sue Harvard for profiting off images of her enslaved ancestors.

With 2022 marking the end of her senior year at Harvard University, celebrated actress Yara Shahidi has recently announced that she's officially completed her final assignment after writing a 32,000-word thesis paper that summed up to a whopping 136 pages.

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful African American demonstrators. The beatings, known as “Bloody Sunday,” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago this month and prompted President Lyndon Johnson to push the Voting Rights Act […]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American […]

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S. In a closely watched lawsuit that had raised fears about the future of affirmative action, a group called […]

The 18-year-old former First Daughter is heading to the Harvard of the Midwest this fall.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A woman suing Harvard University over 19th century images of slaves she says were her ancestors has received the backing of descendants of the professor who commissioned the images in his attempt to prove blacks were inferior to whites. Dozens of descendants of professor Louis Agassiz have signed a letter saying […]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox will be visiting Harvard University to talk about gender equity and stereotyping. The “Orange is the New Black” star is scheduled to headline a campus discussion Tuesday alongside fashion designer Christian Siriano and other panelists. It’s part of Harvard’s “2019 Summit for Gender Equity.” The […]

This morning I have a few important news stories to cover so I’ll jump right in. First, I wanna tell you about a lawsuit that was just filed against Harvard University by our friend Attorney Ben Crump on behalf of the descendants of two enslaved Africans – a middle aged Black man named Renty and […]

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BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says […]

Asian American students who were not accepted into Harvard are now suing the Ivy League University. The suit goes to court this week and threatens affirmative action. It was created by conservatives who are against the policies that typically benefit African American and Latino students. Their ultimate goal is to make affirmative action a thing […]

According to a report on AOL.com, there seems to be rabid curiosity about whether or not Malia Obama has a Secret Service detail at Harvard University where she attends school. According to at least one report from August, Malia will have a Secret Service detail and the move would be an exception to a bill […]