In 2003, the four-year graduation rate of Black males was almost 30 percent behind the University average. In the past two years, however, that gap has dropped to just below 20 percent.
Shaw University, an HBCU in North Carolina, has decided to sell its radio station to enhance its curriculum. Alumni are not happy about it, and they think the action might shed light on a much bigger problem.
“It’s profoundly disappointing that it’s been so long since another minority of any kind led the paper,” Rob Nelson said. “I never would’ve imagined, 18 years ago, that there wouldn’t be someone else who looked like me who got to that job.”
Students at the University of North Texas are petitioning to have a new building named after a woman or a person of color. Despite over 50 percent of UNT's undergraduate student body identifying as people of color, no buildings on its campus are named after people of color. This controversy is reminiscent of the situation on UNC's campus during the 2015 renaming of Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall.
Preserving the old to celebrate the new. Elizabeth City State University plans to create an African-American Heritage Center on campus from a building steeped in history and culture.
A new program at Duke aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM grad programs.
Ice still covered the grounds of Halifax Mall, but thousands of women and allies braved the cold to stoke the fires of resistance Saturday morning at the Women’s Rally on Raleigh.
A new UNC study may have implications debunking the traditional rags to riches narrative surrounding upward mobility and its relationship to higher education.
The transgender community experienced the highest level of fatal violence this year than ever recorded in the United States, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
Shaw University Professor Lloyd Williams is trying to bring diversity into computer science — an industry disproportionately dominated by white or Asian-American men. He’s doing so by bringing innovation to the classroom at Shaw University, a historically black college in Raleigh. Staff Writer Ryan Smoot asked Williams about how he is trying to change perceptions of programming.
American Historically Black Colleges and Universities contribute $14.8 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a new study.
Despite research showing increased diversity of work teams yields better performance in the technology sector, the industry is still plagued by a lack of female presence.
Kansas State University cancelled classes and closed offices for two hours Tuesday afternoon so faculty and students could participate in a campus-wide event promoting diversity.
Six openly LGBTQ politicians were elected in North Carolina’s municipal elections on Nov. 7 — bringing the total of openly LGBTQ elected officials in the state to 20.
Duke is launching a center that will aim to decrease health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is sponsoring Latina Equal Pay Day, a day recognized to bring awareness to the Latina pay gap, on Thursday.
Rev. T. Anthony Spearman is the newly elected president of the North Carolina State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Staff writer Emma Boggess asked Spearman about his involvement with the N.C. NAACP and his goals for the coming years.
The UNC-system Board of Governors faced scrutiny after a system-wide ban on litigation — forcing the UNC Center for Civil rights to cease taking real legal cases. While the Board itself is known across campuses, the process through which people get on the board might be less known.
Raleigh city council candidate Zainab Baloch’s campaign sign was found vandalized Friday morning with a racial slur, the word "Trump" and a swastika.