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I’m Happy That Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates Are Going to Howard. Now, Howard Folks Get to Be More Insufferable. Yay

Photo: Mike Coppola/Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Yesterday, Academic African America was abuzz with the exciting news that Nikole Hannah-Jones had not only rebuffed the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s last-ditch attempt to save face by granting her tenure, but was taking (or bringing, depending on where you are located) her talents to Howard University in […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejects UNC-Chapel Hill Position for Job at Howard U Along With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images) Nikole Hannah-Jones will not be joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—despite the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist finally being granted tenure at the school following a long, white tears–infused drama that should never have been entertained by the school’s board of trustees. Instead, Hannah-Jones and famed […]

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Becomes First Black Woman to Be Honored in Chicago With a Monument

A ceremony to dedicate a monument to journalist, educator, and civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells is held on June 30, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The monument, created by artist Richard Hunt, stands where the Ida B. Wells public housing complex once stood in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Let it never […]

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Despite Conservative Attempts to Cancel Her, University of North Carolina (Finally) Grants Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure

Photo: Evan Agostini (AP) Nikole Hannah-Jones, the New York Times journalist, MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, The Root 100 honoree and creator of The 1619 Project, has finally been granted tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after a prolonged, unnecessary saga. Advertisement According to NPR, trustees at the university voted in favor […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Tells UNC-Chapel Hill She Won’t Join Faculty Unless She Has Tenure

Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images) Nikole Hannah-Jones is letting it be known that she has had it with board members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dragging their feet in making the right decision in granting her tenure along with the five-year contract with the school that she accepted. Advertisement As you […]

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Professor Who Criticized $2.5 Million Plan to Save a Confederate Statue Is Now Being Canceled

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The University of North Carolina is being accused of cancelling another liberal professor who criticized its handling of the infamous “Silent Sam” Confederate monument. UNC’s Board of Governors reportedly declined to reappoint Eric Muller chair of the board of governors of University of […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs ‘1836 Project’ Bill Promoting Texas History. Critics Fear it Will Whitewash Slavery…Because Duh

Photo: Montinique Monroe (Getty Images) Do y’all remember when the guy who used to leave orange spray-tan booty juice all over the Oval Office furniture established “The 1776 Commission” to counter Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning work The 1619 Project? Well, President Joe Biden shut that racist ass shit down pretty much as soon as he […]

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Top UNC-Chapel Hill Candidate Turns Down Job Because the University Chose White Supremacy Over Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nicole Hannah-Jones attends 2019 ROOT 100 Gala at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on November 21, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Arturo Holmes (Getty Images) It looks like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is finding out the hard way that bending to white fragility can come at a cost. Advertisement Ever since […]

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Top UNC Journalism Donor Outed as Being Against the University Hiring Nikole Hannah-Jones Over 1619 Project

Ira Glass, left Chana Joffe-Walt, and Nikole Hannah-Jones pose with award during The 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) When you donate $25 million to a university to get your name on a building, then you have a right […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Goes Back to the Same UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees That Took Issue With The 1619 Project Journalist

Photo: Evan Agostini (Getty Images) The same conflicted (read: cowering racists) board of trustees at a North Carolina university have received a resubmitted tenure application for Nikole Hannah-Jones after supporters of the New York Times Magazine’s The 1619 Project journalist called the board out for being full of shit. Advertisement See, Hannah-Jones is not only […]

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