HBCUs

From the stage of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at the second-annual Platform Summit, held October 24-26, 2014 on the campus of Morehouse College, President John Silvanus Wilson pitched his school as a leading force in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known by the acronym “STEM.” As he lauded STEM-related endeavors […]

The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for the PLUS Loan program used by parents and college students, but some say the changes are not enough to get all of the students adversely impacted by the program back in the classroom. Johnny Taylor,  President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund joined guest host Armstrong Williams on […]

Podcast: Download The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for the PLUS Loan program used by parents and college students, but some say the changes are not enough to get all of the students adversely impacted by the program back in the classroom. Johnny Taylor,  President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund joined guest host Armstrong Williams on “NewsOne […]

It’s HBCU football classic time and “NewsOne Now” is getting you ready for this weekend’s big games. The Southern Heritage Classic (Jackson State vs. Tennesse State, Sept. 13th @ 6.:30 p.m.), Bahamas HBCUX Football Classic (Central State vs. Texas Southern, Sept. 13th @ 5:00 p.m.) and the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic (Howard University vs. Morehouse College, […]

It was announced last month that the Obama administration will formally propose changes to the federal PLUS loan program. These changes, they hope, will adjust for some of the negative effects of previous changes made to the program, effects that hit low-income students and HBCU students especially hard. A few years back and without any announcement, the Department of […]

Historically black colleges and universities are a cornerstone of the black community and the American education system. There are still 105 HBCUs operating today. Their value is immeasurable, but have you ever wondered where they all are? The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines HBCUs as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior […]

UNCF President Dr. Michael Lomax discusses the Koch brothers donating $25 million to the United Negro College Fund with Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Cleo Manago and Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now.” Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One. 

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin loves to offer his words of wisdom every week on the radio and TV One. Well, last week, he gave the commencement address at historically black Langston University. In true Roland fashion, he brought the funk. Watch! Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 […]

Dr. Ivory Toldson (pictured), deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), was in Memphis Thursday to speak at LeMoyne-Owen College. Dr. Toldson kicked off SchoolSeed‘s speakers series, an organization that serves as a fiscal agent for the $90 million educational grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation […]

To high acclaim, President Barack Obama renewed the White House Initiative on Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 2010. The initiative proposed nearly $100 million in new funds for the 2011 fiscal year, with many HBCUs looking forward to a reinvigorated focus on their institutions as well as the communities they serve. But these […]

The latest development in implosion of Grambling State University’s athletics program is the firing of the student newspaper’s online editor and the suspension of the opinions page editor. Today on “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin, David Lankster, Sr., the online editor of The Gramblinite, confirmed that he was given the axe, though he had not yet received […]

Today on “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin spoke with Shreveport Times reporter, Matt Vines and The Gramblinite’s David Lankster about the financial fall out at Grambling State University. Due to financial cuts, the athletics department is in turmoil, and the Grambling football team continues to boycott practice due to inadequate funding. Lankster says it’s unclear whether […]