Posts Tagged ‘Howard University’

Although certain historically Black colleges and universities, like Howard and Spelman, boast graduation rates that are higher than the national average for all colleges/universities and female enrollment is up, HBCUs graduate far fewer men than women and overall graduation rates at these institutions are below the national average for Black students at mainstream schools and for all […]


No, it’s not Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson most certainly helped establish Negro History Week in 1926–the second week in February (also honoring the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass), which eventually became Black History Month in 1976–but there’s another African-American man who’s credited with first documenting the history of Black people in America. […]


College Bound?

07Feb09

Did you know that less than half of all African-American high-school students 16 – 21 will enroll in college in the fall? See the numbers below: African American       48.9% (1.71 million) Asian American          78.6% (534,000) Hispanic                45.3% (1.79 million) White                      58.2% (9.91 million) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 10/2006 We’ve always valued education in the […]