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Acclaim, fundraising spread unevenly among Black colleges

Jul. 14, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two recent high-profile faculty appointments could be a fundraising and enrollment bonanza for Howard University, one of the nation’s most prestigious Black colleges. Many other Black schools are not so fortunate; in fact, many are struggling. Some,...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2021. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be U.S....

With Harris and Hannah-Jones, Howard University is on a roll

Jul. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the surprise twin hiring of two of the country's most prominent writers on race, Howard University is positioning itself as one of the primary centers of Black academic thought just as America struggles through a painful crossroads over historic racial injustice. ...

House votes to remove Roger Taney bust, Confederate statues

Jun. 29, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to approve a bill that would remove from the Capitol a bust of Roger Taney, the U.S. chief justice best known for an infamous pro-slavery decision, as well as statues of Jefferson Davis and others who served in the Confederacy. ...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 27, the 178th day of 2021. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to...

Today in History

Jun. 13, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 13, the 164th day of 2021. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had...

Standoff temporarily shuts down Baltimore airport garage

Jun. 12, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An standoff with an armed suspect kept a garage at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shut down for hours before authorities said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot. The standoff occurred Friday. News outlets report that the...

Howard names College of Fine Arts for Chadwick Boseman

May. 26, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While studying at Howard University, young Chadwick Boseman helped lead a student protest against plans to merge his beloved College of Fine Arts into the College of Arts and Sciences. He failed in that goal, but 20 years later, the acclaimed actor is...

'Black America’s attorney general' seems to be everywhere

May. 02, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the...