Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

magazineFrom time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links presented direct the reader to articles from many different points of view that deal with issues of African Americans in higher education. The articles selected do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE.

We invite subscribers to e-mail us or tweet @jbhedotcom with suggestions of articles for inclusion in this feature.

Virginia Commonwealth University to Study Decline in Black Students, Faculty
Richmond Times-Dispatch

105 Years After Opening for the Children of Formerly Enslaved Black People, Piney Woods Boarding School Continues Legacy of Achievement
Atlanta Black Star

Chair of Obama’s Board of Advisers on HBCUs: “Disappointed and Saddened”
Crew of 42

HBCUs Must Exist, Panelists Say
The Chronicle

With Nine Black Officials Named to Top Posts, George Washington University Advances Diversity Efforts
The GW Hatchet

Howard University Fills in Wikipedia’s Gaps in Black History
The New York Times

South Carolina Must Prove It Wants to Save South Carolina State University
The Times and Democrat

Summary of Diversity at Texas A&M
The Bryan College-Station Eagle

President Obama Supports HBCUs
BlackEngineer.com

President Obama Said to Critical of HBCUs in Congressional Black Caucus Meeting
Politic 365

University of Iowa Football Player in 1890s One of the First in the Sport to Break Color Barrier
Iowa Now

HBCU Athletics Receive the Leftovers of Integration
The Collegian

Racial Attacks, Black-Facing Make It Clear South African Universities Remain Untransformed
The Times (South Africa)

What Black Alumni at South Carolina State, Let Alone Anywhere, Can Do
Examiner.com

Nashville’s Clandestine Black Schools
The New York Times

Why Must Black Students Do Better Than White Students to Get Into University?
Manchester News

North Carolina HBCUs Struggle With Finances, Enrollment
WRAL

PBS Film Tells the 80-Year Story of  Rogersville’s Swift College
Kingsport Times-News

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