HBCUs

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated that HBCUs were "pioneers of school choice" Monday evening , ignoring the painful racism that barred Blacks from attending schools and having access to equal teaching.

Presidents of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to press for funding and federal support Monday.

Byron Jones, the EVP and CFO of University of Phoenix, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about Saving Tomorrow, Today, a partnership with Florida A&M University to offer online courses for minority K12 students and prepare them for higher education while also helping to create a pipeline for future HBCU attendance. Click the link below to […]

BET’s new show scripted show about a fictional Black college, The Quad, has generated some positive reviews. But its storylines that include a shady band director, a strip club-owning alumnus, a college president with secrets and issues of her own have angered others. Hampton University’s president, William R. Harvey had several issues with the show […]

Rev. William Barber spoke with Roland Martin about the massive effort to drive African-Americans to the polls to take part in early voting and cast their ballots on Election Day.

It may be the golden age for Blacks on TV. The diversity of TV shows that feature African-Americans both in front of and behind the scenes is dizzying. Everyone from Donald ”Childish Gambino” Glover to Issa Rae is starring in and writing their own show, without having to cast a token white person to sell […]

Xavier University of Louisiana is the first and only Black Catholic institution of higher learning in the United States. It was established on this day in 1915, and several notable alumni have passed through its halls en route to a variety of high-profile careers. The school was the brainchild of Saint Katherine Drexel of Philadelphia […]

The Republican National Committee recently named Ashley Bell the National Committee’s new Director of African-American Political Engagement as part of its attempt to attract Black voters. Bell spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about Donald Trump‘s campaign and Republican voter outreach to the African-American community. Bell explained Republicans have a job to do in […]

Spelman College, the nation’s top HBCU for women, is considering accepting transgender students. The news was announced by the college’s president late last week. The AJC.com reports: President Mary Schmidt Campbell included the information in a welcome back letter to the campus community on Thursday and posted on the private school’s website. Spelman is the […]

UPDATE: 07/14/16 3:25 PM On Thursday, Roland Martin appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to educate and inform the longtime talk show host and her audience about the realities of race to her audience. Before bringing Martin on set for their discussion, Williams told her viewers, “Last week I faced a lot of criticism for my […]

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” and spoke to Rickey Smiley about what she has planned, if elected President of the United States in November. Among those who Clinton intends to set policies to positively impact: Black men, HBCUs and women. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Clinton also spoke about how […]

Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.