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A Discussion About The Term ‘SpelHouse,’ Ownership, Business and Culture Vultures

Photo: Panama Jackson I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the term “SpelHouse,” the portmanteau of Spelman College and Morehouse College—two prominent historically Black colleges situated across the street from one another in Atlanta, Ga. It was probably very early into my college experience; I almost feel like the term itself kind of […]

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With a $2 Million Gift, Spelman Will Launch the First-Ever HBCU Queer Studies Chair in Honor of Audre Lorde

Photo: Marcus Ingram for ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy (Getty Images), Jack Mitchell (Getty Images) “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid,” wrote activist, poet, author and feminist icon Audre Lorde, who in life […]

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HBCUs In Atlanta ‘Gamble’ With In-Person Classes For Some Students Despite, And Because Of Pandemic

Source: Raymond Boyd / Getty During what should be a time of celebration for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — what with Howard University alumna Kamala Harris advancing to the highest levels of American government following this month’s historical election — has instead become a time of survival for both the institutions and their […]

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The Black Ballot: How Do HBCUs Fit Into ‘The Black Vote’?

Source: Tom Williams / Getty NewsOne’s The Black Ballot initiative and its ongoing political conversation about the Black experience in America recently turned to the topic of historically Black colleges and universities and the roles HBCUs and their students are playing with “the Black vote” as Election Day rapidly approaches. An impressive panel of Black […]

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Spelman College Launches Scholarship Fund To Honor John Lewis’ Legacy

The late John Lewis relentlessly and fearlessly fought for justice and equality and Spelman College will honor the legacy of the civil rights leader by empowering the next generation of changemakers. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the historically Black college recently unveiled plans to launch a scholarship fund in his honor. The scholarship fund—which will […]

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Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1 Just Turned 20. Let’s Talk About the Go-Go Jam, ‘It’s Love’

Photo: Aaron J. Thornton (Getty Images) If I ever write a memoir about my life, an entire chapter would be dedicated to Washington, D.C., and the influence the city has had in my life. When I got to a pre-freshman program at Morehouse in the summer of 1997, my knowledge of the city, aside from […]

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HBCUs in Atlanta to Go Virtual for Fall Semester

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Inexplicably, there’s an ongoing argument happening across the country about sending kids back to school even as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in several states. Apparently, the illusion of normality is far more important than the actual safety of the nation’s youth. Thankfully, a few schools are actually displaying some common sense. […]

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