July 16, 2021 -
Drawing on federal COVID-19 relief money and other resources, historically Black colleges and universities are canceling debt for a student population that's disproportionately burdened by it.
July 7, 2021 -
Geeta N. Kapur, a North Carolina civil rights attorney and UNC-Chapel Hill alumna who has a book coming out in August about the school's fraught racial history, says it should come as no surprise that journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones — a Black woman bold enough to speak truth to power — was initially denied tenure by the school and then granted it only begrudgingly. Tenure would have given her a degree of academic freedom to reveal other truths that some don't want to hear.
October 8, 2020 -
Following protests against police brutality, growing anxiety over COVID-19, and now a concerted effort by Republican leaders to strengthen the Supreme Court's conservative majority, polls are showing that young voters plan to turn out in record numbers this election cycle. We look at youth voter organizing underway in a key Southern swing state.
December 5, 2019 -
After being blocked for months in the Senate by Tennessee's Lamar Alexander, a new bipartisan agreement moves permanent funding for historically black colleges and universities one step closer to passage.
April 25, 2019 -
This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke launched a tour of historically black colleges to refocus the conversation around sexual assault to be more inclusive of Black women.
February 15, 2019 -
Faced with losing accreditation from the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools because of its finances, the North Carolina school launched a fundraising campaign that far exceeded its goals. Though leaders of the private North Carolina school for women are confident that their efforts will save its accredidation, the battle to save the institution highlights a fundamental unfairness in the system.
December 21, 2018 -
A sister-to-sister conversation about the fate of North Carolina's financially imperiled women's HBCU and the critical importance of sacred educational space for Black women.