historically black colleges and universities

Monday numbers: A closer look at North Carolina’s thriving HBCUs

BY: - February 21, 2022

As Black History Month commences its final week, North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have endured a series of bomb threats leading to closures, disruptions and fear of the sort of hate-based terrorism that the FBI reports is at a 12-year high across America.

Student leaders: Systemic racism remains a pervasive problem across the UNC system

BY: - February 11, 2021

Report, statistics document a significant diversity problem, but questions persist as to whether there is a genuine commitment to address it A report on racial equity in the UNC System exposes the depth of the diversity problem in leadership at most of the state’s universities. For many Black students, faculty and staff the problem is not news. But it is, they say, at the heart of many of the system’s problems.

North Carolina’s public schools need teachers of color. How will the state recruit and retain them?

BY: - December 9, 2020

Data show that more than half of public school children are nonwhite, but only 21% of teachers are. As a young boy growing up in Kinston, Anthony Graham, saw well intentioned Samaritans flow into Eastern North Carolina after strong hurricanes battered the coast and inland regions. For a brief time, Graham said, they provided an invaluable and welcomed safety net for people in his community, some of whom had lost everything in the destructive storms.