Jorden Hampton NEW ORLEANS (March 28, 2022) – With more than 100 historically black colleges and universities in the United States, HBCUs outperform other institutions in retaining and graduating first-generation, low-income African American students, according to the United Negro College Fund. I’m offering a timely reminder as […]
Harris’ election brings positive attention to HBCUs
NEW ORLEANS (February 19, 2021) – Historically black colleges and universities have always been the pride and joy of African-Americans, but the rest of the world is finally catching on. Since the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris, HBCUs are getting more of the respect they deserve. Some 107 HBCUs […]
Are you “a-literate’?
NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2020) – The recent tweets surrounding a recent Wall Street Journal article quoting DU President Walter Kimbrough shed light on a common phenomenon among Americans and social media users –aliteracy. Aliteracy, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being able to read but […]
Dr. Kimbrough goes to Washington: Here’s what he wanted to say
NEW ORLEANS (March 10, 2017) –Editor’s note: President Walter Kimbrough was among a group of HBCU presidents who visited the nation’s capital during the Mardi Gras break to get their message about needs to the new administration, most notably Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Kimbrough was slated to be one of […]