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Prominent Artist and Educator Nelson Stevens, Dead at 84
July 24, 2022
Furious Flower Poetry Center Executive Director Retires
Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin, the founder of the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry, recently retired.
July 8, 2022
Loyola University New Orleans To Rename Residence Hall After First Black Graduate
Loyola University New Orleans will rename its biggest residence hall to honor the university's first Black graduate, Dr. Norman C. Francis, president emeritus of Xavier University of Louisiana.
June 21, 2022
National Civil Rights Museum to Host Event Series for Juneteenth
The National Civil Rights Museum will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Juneteenth this year with an extended holiday weekend from Saturday, June 18 to Tuesday, June 21. This is the first year Juneteenth is observed as a federal holiday.
June 11, 2022
Northwestern University African American Studies Faculty Vote to Rename Department to Black Studies
African American Studies faculty at Northwestern University voted unanimously April 6 to rename the department to that of Black studies.
May 24, 2022
NFHA Joins Call for Right-Wing Extremism National Summit
Amidst the aftermath of the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, the National Fair Housing Alliance has joined other organizations in calling on President Biden to convene a national summit on right-wing extremism.
May 17, 2022
UT San Antonio to Offer First African American Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program in City
The University of Texas at San Antonio will offer the first African American Studies bachelor’s degree program in the city.
May 17, 2022
Saint Augustine University Partners with National Black Farmers Association
Saint Augustine University (SAU) and the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) have formed an alliance to tackle issues of inequity and civil rights in agriculture.
April 28, 2022
Rutgers University to Host Memorial for Dr. Cheryl A. Wall
When Dr. Cheryl A. Wall, renounced scholar of Black literature, American literature, and feminist criticism, died in April 2020, the chaos of the pandemic made it impossible for Rutgers University to pay proper tribute to their professor of English.
April 18, 2022
Veteran Education Administrator Dead at 67
Dr. Lillian Lowery, who ran public schools in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, ultimately spearheading new national curriculum standards and reforms to student discipline policies, died last week. She was 67.
April 18, 2022
Dr. Thomas W. Cole, Jr., Former HBCU President, Dead at 81
Dr. Thomas W. Cole, Jr., former president of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU), died on Thursday, April 14.
April 18, 2022
Racelighting and Inauthentic Allyship: How to Recognize It, and How to Change It
Dr. J. Luke Wood discussed the idea of racelighting at the University of Phoenix’s Inclusive Leadership Summit on Thursday.
April 14, 2022
NUL Report: Widening Disparities Continue to Exist Between Blacks and Whites
The state of Black America remains grim. That's the findings from The National Urban League, which released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday.
April 12, 2022
Civil Rights and Education Conference Explores School Equity Audits
Last week, the Education and Civil Rights Initiative at the University of Kentucky’s College of Education kicked off a three-day virtual conference on the theme of education as a civil right. Initial sessions included a dive into equity audits.
April 8, 2022
Analyzing the Social Justice Implications of the Critical Race Theory Debate
Scholars say that while social justice and critical race theory are not synonymous, they are important components in the fight for equity — along with antiracism.
April 7, 2022
Berea College to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of bell hooks
Berea College will host a tribute to distinguished professor in residence in Appalachian studies, author, and leading feminist scholar bell hooks, who died in December.
April 6, 2022
Morgan State University to Hold Tribute for Earl G. Graves, Sr., Founder of Black Enterprise
On April 6, Morgan State University will host a tribute to the memory of its alumnus Earl G. Graves Sr, founder of Black Enterprise, the magazine launched in 1970 for Black professionals and entrepreneurs.
April 5, 2022
Dr. Autherine Lucy Foster, first Black student at the University of Alabama, Dead at 92
Dr. Autherine Lucy Foster, the first Black student to attend the University of Alabama, namesake of the Autherine Lucy Hall on campus, has died. She was 92 years old.
March 2, 2022
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