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Defense Department awards Howard University first-of-its-kind research contract
HBCUs like Howard often lost out on research grants due to systematic underfunding. Now there’s a push to fund more research at HBCUs.
Pay to play: More HBCUs are being paid to take on powerhouse football teams
Some see this as a long-overdue opportunity. But are historically Black colleges and universities being paid enough?
Getty Images helps historically Black colleges digitize and archive their photographs
The partnership is meant to help preserve important historical records of Black Americans' lives.
Historically Black school enrollment is rising, propelled by the Black Lives Matter movement
Many HBCUs were established in the years following the Civil War to educate Black people. Now, many are seeing an increase in applications.
Historically Black colleges and universities are chronically underfunded
HBCU advocates say funding shortfalls mean less scholarship money and financial aid for students and can lead to lower graduation rates.
Howard U hopes to "put a major dent" in Hollywood's diversity problem
The HBCU is naming its reestablished school of fine arts after late actor and Howard alumnus Chadwick Boseman.
Historically Black colleges and universities face new financial hurdles
The pandemic has reduced HBCUs' enrollment, affecting tuition revenue. Even before this year, many struggled financially.
The pipeline problem for Black women in economics
Kai Ryssdal talks with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, CEO of the Sadie Collective.
Morehouse gift highlights philanthropy ... and black student debt
Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith surprised Morehouse graduates by promising to pay off their student loans. Black students are more likely than white students to graduate with student debt, according to research.
We're still figuring out how to desegregate higher education
What Mississippi's historically black colleges and universities teach us about centuries-old inequities