Each week, 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.
Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers
Higher, Not Closer: Black Educational Attainment Still Not Closing Wealth Gap to Whites
What Is an HBCU’s Mission Today?
Mary McLeod Bethune Deserves Recognition in the U.S. Capitol
Why This Temple Student Is Organizing a March for Black Women: ‘They Matter’
Synergizing Culture: African American Cultural Recovery through African Name Acquisition and Usage
"Today, on behalf of Yale University, we recognize our university’s historical role in and associations with slavery, as well as the labor, the experiences, and the contributions of enslaved people to our university’s history, and we apologize for the ways that Yale’s leaders, over the course of our early history, participated in slavery," says Yale University President Peter Salovey, and Josh Bekenstein, senior trustee of the Yale Corporation.
“This new center epitomizes the university’s commitment to equity and to serving our state, particularly our urban communities,” said Kean University president Lamont Repollet.
Through analyzing data from the United States Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation, the Pew Research Center found that Black-owned businesses make up 3 percent of companies and earn 1 percent of gross revenue in the United States.
Dr. Martin Lemelle has been serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Maryland Institute College of Art.