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Howard's Lacrosse Team Greeted With Racial Slurs

Presbyterian College is investigating students' behavior ahead of Friday's game

(Newser) - An investigation is underway after Howard University's women’s lacrosse team said they were subjected to racial slurs and other derogatory remarks ahead of their season debut against Presbyterian College. Howard coach Karen Healy-Silcott says the team, made up of students of color, had entered Presbyterian's Bailey Memorial...

1619 Creator Says Goodbye to UNC, Hello to Howard

After tenure controversy is settled, Nikole Hannah-Jones to head to HBCU in DC instead

(Newser) - After much controversy, Nikole Hannah-Jones finally got tenure from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, but her words upon hearing that news didn't sound especially promising: She noted she needed some time to "determine what is the best way forward." This week, that way forward was made...

After Glee Over Cosby Release, Phylicia Rashad Apologizes

Howard University dean writes letter to parents, students: 'I vehemently oppose sexual violence'

(Newser) - Phylicia Rashad has long been a defender of Bill Cosby, who played her husband on The Cosby Show, but her recent glee over his release from prison has her facing new backlash. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania's highest court vacated the 83-year-old's sexual assault conviction, making him a free man,...

Phylicia Rashad Becomes Dean at Alma Mater

Howard hires actress, director to run its College of Fine Arts

(Newser) - Howard University has turned to someone with real-world experience in the subject matter, and who also knows something about the school, to become dean of its College of Fine Arts. The Washington, DC, university named Phylicia Rashad to the job on Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. The actress graduated magna...

On Black Campus, Tensions Simmer Over Dog Walkers

In gentrification debate, Howard University students want local residents to keep away

(Newser) - Washington, DC, has the highest "intensity of gentrification" of any city in the country, according to a study highlighted by the Washington Post . That lends background to a dispute between Howard University students and the surrounding community, which has grown whiter and more expensive to inhabit in recent years....

Small Debts Blocked Their Graduation. A Historic Church Stepped In

Black church donates $150K to historically black colleges and universities

(Newser) - Debts between $100 and more than $3,000 stood between 34 Howard University seniors and graduation. Unless the debts, for things like tuition and fees, were paid, the students likely wouldn't receive their diplomas from the historically black university in Washington, DC. Then Alfred Street Baptist Church stepped in....

Occupation of Howard U's Admin Building Hits Week Mark

Students are demanding change after financial aid scandal came to light

(Newser) - For more than a week now, students have been occupying the administration building at Washington DC's Howard University, protesting after a financial aid scandal came to light last week. An investigation last year revealed some employees at the historically black university were getting grants from the school to attend...

FBI Traces Racist Threat to Panera Bread WiFi for Arrest

John Edgar Rust allegedly threatened to kill black students at Howard University

(Newser) - The FBI has arrested a white man in his mid-20s who allegedly threatened to kill black students at Howard University two years ago, and the investigation involved a nifty bit of internet sleuthing. Agents first traced the threat posted on Reddit and 4chan to the wireless internet at a Panera...

Beyonce Has a Surprise for 4 'Bold' College Students

Singer offering scholarships for 4 different colleges to celebrate 'Lemonade' anniversary

(Newser) - Beyonce has apparently taken her message of feminist empowerment to heart, and she's putting her money where her melodious mouth is, per Pitchfork . To mark the first anniversary of her Lemonade album, the singer is offering four "Formation Scholars" scholarships for young black women for the 2017-2018 school...

Obama Howard Speech Hailed as 'One for the Ages'
Obama's Howard Speech Hailed as 'One for the Ages'
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Obama's Howard Speech Hailed as 'One for the Ages'

Activism is more than hashtags, he told graduates

(Newser) - President Obama's commencement address at Howard University on Saturday is still reverberating, with some ranking it among the best speeches he has ever delivered. Black Lives Matter activists are among those praising Obama, who spoke about being "comfortable in your blackness" and of the importance of compromise and...

Obama Tells Class of 2016 US Is 'Better Place' Than When He Graduated

But they still have 'plenty of work to do'

(Newser) - President Obama said Saturday that the country is "a better place today" than when he graduated from college more than 30 years ago, citing his historic election as "one indicator of how attitudes have changed," the AP reports. Obama delivered the commencement address to the Class of...

Rachel Dolezal Sued School for 'Anti-White Bias'

She accused Howard University of discriminating against her

(Newser) - Rachel Dolezal isn't just a white woman who presents herself as black—she's a white woman who accused a largely black university of discriminating against her because she's a white woman. Dolezal, 37, who today stepped down as head of NAACP's Spokane chapter , sued Howard University...

Rachel Dolezal to Speak ... Eventually

Spokane NAACP meeting scheduled for tomorrow is postponed

(Newser) - Looks like Rachel Dolezal won't speak out publicly just yet after all. The president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP—whose parents say she's white but pretends to be black —will not address the furor around her racial identity tomorrow as planned, the AP reports....

Howard U's 'Hands Up' Protest Photo Goes Viral

Students show their support for Michael Brown of Ferguson

(Newser) - One of the most viewed images related to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is actually from Washington, DC. It's out of Howard University, to be exact, and it shows scores of students from the school making a "hands up" gesture in solidarity with Brown, reports...

I, Barack Obama's Stand-In ...
 I, Barack Obama's Stand-In ... 

I, Barack Obama's Stand-In ...

Full scale rehearsal for inauguration features ersatz First Family

(Newser) - A full-scale rehearsal for Barack Obama's inauguration unfolded in Washington before dawn yesterday, featuring a stand-in first family. A 26-year-old Army staff sergeant took an ersatz oath of office while a Navy yeoman playing Michelle Obama looked on, reports the Washington Post. Two children played Malia and Sasha. Each character...

Dems Fret Over School Ruling
Dems Fret Over School Ruling

Dems Fret Over School Ruling

Howard U. debate concentrates on race

(Newser) - The Supreme Court decision limiting the role of race in public-school assignments was the talk of the town yesterday—even at the Democratic debate. The agenda at historically black Howard University was minority issues, and although attention naturally fell on Barack Obama, his seven competitors also had their moments in...

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