Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’

Many in a generation that grew up with a Black president and Black Lives Matter are embracing Black colleges and universities.

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For These Families, H.B.C.U.s Aren’t Just an Option. They’re a Tradition.

America’s network of Black colleges were founded to provide essential opportunity. For many, they’ve come to offer something else: a link to a treasured legacy.

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Ralph Lauren Goes Back to School

In a new collaboration with Morehouse and Spelman colleges, Ralph Lauren honors the style legacy of Black students.

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Six Juveniles Are Persons of Interest in Threats to Historically Black Colleges

The F.B.I. said it was investigating the bomb threats, which disrupted life on more than a dozen campuses, as racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism and hate crimes.

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Shirley McBay, Pioneering Mathematician, Is Dead at 86

The first Black student to receive a doctorate from the University of Georgia, she devoted her life to advocating for diversity in science and math education.

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Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates

The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”

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What Should Companies Do on Juneteenth?

The holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. has become a focus of corporate responses to the reckoning on racial discrimination.

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Netflix C.E.O. Reed Hastings Gives $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges

The Silicon Valley executive said he hoped his contribution would lead other wealthy individuals to give. “Generally, white capital flows to predominantly white institutions,” he said.

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