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Spelman College Will Admit Transgender Students in 2018

“Like same-sex colleges all over the country, Spelman is taking into account evolving definitions of gender identity in a changing world,” said the president of the historically Black women’s college. 

Republicans, Leaders to Trump: Apologize to Obama for Wiretapping Claim

Former FBI Director James Comey Hired by Howard University

"Howard is the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today,” Comey said.

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.

DOJ Seeks to End Affirmative Action — Claiming Discrimination Against Whites: NYT

DOJ Seeks to End Affirmative Action — Claiming Discrimination Against Whites: NYT

Trump throws more fake red meat to his base, diverting attention from repetitive management failures, uncovered lies, Republican legislator push back and the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in his term.

New Student Loan System to Be in Place in 2019: Education Department

New Student Loan System to Be in Place in 2019: Education Department

Consumer and student rights groups believe Betsy DeVos’ plans may make it harder to afford college and graduate school.

Black Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Status with White Student, Says Lawsuit

Black Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Status with White Student, Says Lawsuit

Jasmine Shepard’s mother sues the recently desegregated school district.

'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?