In 1954, a unanimous Supreme Court in the case Brown v. Board of Education called for the desegregation of public schools that were segregated as a matter of law. But Brown never became all that it could be.
A well-trained, culturally diverse workforce, representing the breadth of racial and ethnic diversity, is needed to plan for, then deal with disasters and provide assistance after they occur.
Of the latest cohort of 24 MacArthur fellows, it appears that six are Black. Three currently hold academic posts at colleges or universities.
While the Truman Foundation does not provide data on the racial or ethnic make up of its Truman Scholars, after an analysis by JBHE, it appears that 10 of the 59 Truman Scholars this year are Black.
Over the past 25 years, the nation's highest-ranked research universities have made significant progress on the admission of Black students in their entering classes.
After a string of three first-place finishes, Amherst College dropped to second place in JBHE's 2016 survey of Black students in entering classes at the leading liberal arts college. This year Amherst is back on top.
An analysis of the list of the 70 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine by JBHE finds that seven, or 10 percent, are Black.
The four African Americans among the 43 Marshall Scholars this year are in sharp contrast to the record of 10 African Americans who were among the 32 American students awarded Rhodes Scholarships this fall.
In the past, the Rhodes Trust did not disclose the race or ethnicity of the scholars selected. But this year the Rhodes Trust stated in its press release that there were "10 African-Americans, the most ever elected in a U.S. Rhodes class."
Amid a slew of American crises, academics who want to further equality in the land have a very critical and continuing role as first responders.
During the Jim Crow era, southern states established segregated graduate and professional schools so that they would not have to admit Blacks to predominantly White educational institutions.
While the Truman Foundation does not release data on the racial and ethnic make up of their scholars, an analysis of this year's class of 62 Truman Scholars, concludes that it appears that eight are African Americans.
John M. Rudley, president emeritus of Texas Southern University in Houston, examines the current leadership crisis that is impacting many of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities.
Faculty of color must manage themselves, encourage their students and promote learning in sometimes less than ideal social climates.
In 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are nine. Five more have entering classes that are more than 9 percent Black.
An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the National Academy of Medicine by JBHE finds that eight, or 11.4 percent, are African Americans.
For the first time in the history of our survey, Pomona College in Claremont, California, has the highest percentage of Black students in this year's entering classes at the nation's leading liberal arts colleges.
Dr. Lillian Williams of Columbia College Chicago explores the factors that led to the success of graduating journalism students of color.
It appears that this year seven of the 32 Rhodes Scholarship winners for graduate study at Oxford University are African Americans. This is the most African American Rhodes Scholars in history.
Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, four are African Americans and three have current ties to the academic world.
Professor Angela Mae Kupenda of the Mississippi College of Law offers a commentary on parents' and other caregivers' responsibility to put African American children on the path to success through higher education.
Through an analysis of the list of new fellows at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, it appears that 14 of the new members of the AAAS are African Americans. Twelve have current academic affiliations.
Christopher M. Span, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, discusses the university's success in graduating Black and Latino/a doctoral students.
This year, 54 Truman scholars were selected from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 54 Truman Scholars, it appears that nine, or 16.7 percent, are Black Americans.
In 2009, only three of the nation's high-ranking liberal arts colleges had entering classes that were at least 10 percent Black. This year there are seven, with another three schools close behind.
Slightly more than a decade ago in 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are eight.
This year 32 Marshall Scholarships were awarded for American students to spend two years in graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. It appears from JBHE research, that four of this year's 32 winners are African Americans.
The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest class of 32 American students who will study at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. Of this year’s 32 American Rhodes Scholars, it appears that four are African Americans. All four are women.
The National Academy of Medicine, formerly known as the Institute for Medicine, has chosen five Black scholars among its new class of 70 fellows.
Of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows, three are Black scholars with ties to the academic world. They are Patrick Awuah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and LaToya Ruby Frazier.
Albany State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, has announced a large number of high-level appointments to administrative positions at the educational institution.
Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that eight of the new members of the AAAS are Black. Five of the eight have current ties to the academic world.
This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.
A decade ago in 2004, only two of the nation's highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are eight. This is a major sign of progress for African Americans at our top universities.
There are 74 Black first-year students at Amherst this fall. They make up 15.8 percent of the first-year class. This is largest percentage of Black first-year students at any of the high-ranking liberal arts colleges in the 21 years that JBHE has conducted this survey.
The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest class of 32 American students who will study at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. It appears that five of the new Rhodes Scholars are African Americans.