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'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi to Join Malia Obama at Harvard

‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi to Join Malia Obama at Harvard

Shahidi has decided to attend former President Barack Obama's alma mater.

Texas Teacher Gives Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award

Texas Teacher Gives Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award

The Anthony Aguirre Junior High teacher also gave a Black student a “Most Likely to Blend in with White People” award.

DeVos Booed at HBCU Graduation

DeVos Booed at HBCU Graduation

Bethune-Cookman University graduates turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who once called historically Black colleges “real pioneers” in school choice.

Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’

Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’

“Thank you for investing in our girls,” Michelle Obama said about the college scholarship program.

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

“Stories of students reaching higher continue to inspire me,” the former first lady said of her emotional talk with students at an alternative high school.

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

HBCU Hall of Fame Players Honored at Super Bowl

Elite NFL players who graduated from a historically Black college or university, and made history when going pro, were recognized.

First Black Woman Elected President of Harvard Law Review

Imelme Umana is a member of the law school’s class of 2018.

Boeing Engineers Create STEM Activities to Challenge, Inspire Students

Boeing Engineers Create STEM Activities to Challenge, Inspire Students

Boeing and educational partners have produced a collection of materials and tutorials for children.

Michelle Obama in Final Speech: ‘I Hope I’ve Made You Proud’

Michelle Obama in Final Speech: ‘I Hope I’ve Made You Proud’

"You see, our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are."

Future of STEM Initiatives at HBCUs Uncertain Under Trump’s Administration

Future of STEM Initiatives at HBCUs Uncertain Under Trump’s Administration

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are essential to producing qualified STEM professionals. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, a chemist, former BASF manager and president of Shaw University, offers insight.

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of Slaves

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of 272 Slaves it Sold

Student activism has led to Georgetown University taking steps to rectify its historic ties to the enslavement of African Americans.

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Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

Students of color and with disabilities are more likely to be suspended and/or physically restrained than white or able-bodied students, according to Education Department findings.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

Florida Attorney General Allegedly Takes Trump Donation, Ignores Claims of Fraud

AG Pam Bondi under fire for allegedly seeking Trump’s money rather than helping residents who claimed Trump defrauded them.

Michelle Obama: Five Crucial Points of Her Final Commencement Address

The First Lady offered stirring words of wisdom touching on diversity, the dangers of Trump and how President Obama is “the son of a man from Kenya.”

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

A university official told DiversityInc Donovan Livingston “shared an important and urgent message in a powerful way.”

Latina TV Journalist Booed at Grad Ceremony for Contesting Trump, Speaking Spanish

María Elena Salinas’ keynote speech was “too Latino-centric” for some grads and attendees, according to a student's account.

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

The movement Royall Must Fall helped put the wheels in motion.

Survey: Black, Latino Parents Believe College Vital for Success

But has an increase in Latinos and Blacks earning college degrees decreased the racial wealth gap?

State Senator Stands Up for High Schoolers Racially Harassed at Texas A&M

A Dallas senator said Texas A&M students should face severe consequences.

School Board Bans ‘White Guilt’ Video Shown for Black History Month

There's now outrage in Virginia over an educational video on inequality that has been shown nationally for years.

Facebook Vortex Nabs Another Racist Official

Georgia education assistant superintendent jokes about lynching, Muslims, Gay people and nonwhite students.

Racism at Elite High Schools: Social Media Exposes, Leadership Fails

The plight of Boston Latin School and Brooklyn Tech students goes viral. "How can you make it through this?"

N-word Photo Prompts Protest at Arizona High School

One of the six girls in the photo apologizes, while a privileged school and community are placed in the national spotlight for racism.

Yale Students: Remove Slavery Advocate’s Name

Petition gets more than 9,000 signatures to change name of Yale’s Calhoun College due to “legacy of racism and blood.”