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‘The Shadow Of Jim Crow’: Cornel West Rips Harvard In Letter Of Resignation After Tenure Controversy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: AFP / Getty Cornel West has made no secret of how he feels about Harvard University. The noted academic publicly chronicled his claims of the Ivy League school rebuffing his request for tenure before he just up and quit altogether. But on Monday night, West — whose tenure plight preceded that […]

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Cornel West Posts Scathing Resignation Letter to Harvard Dean

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Cornel West is tired. We don’t usually get to see what happens to superheroes once they get old. Imagine fighting racism every day just to do your job. Imagine waking up and being one of the smartest Black men in America and your job still won’t recognize this. Imagine Harvard […]

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Mike Pompeo Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Teach the Nation’s Founding Was ‘Flawed.’ Mike Pompeo Is All Conservatives

Photo: Joshua Roberts (Getty Images) Anyone who actually possesses the ability to think critically can see that all of this Republican anti-Critical Race Theory nonsense amounts to nothing more than a propaganda campaign to promote jingoism, protect white people’s feelings and obfuscate any and all references to slavery and racism in the telling of American […]

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Black UNC Students Commit To ‘Holding The University’s Feet To The Fire’ Following Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Debacle

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Black Student Movement / Instagram.com/unc_bsm/ The University of North Carolina’s decision to initially deny Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure, reverberated in an instant rebuke from the school’s Black students and faculty, who waged their collective voices against the establishment in order to evoke change. While Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former alumnae […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Declining UNC’s Tenure Offer Is a Win for HBCUs

Nikole Hannah-Jones has been called the “Beyoncé of journalism.” If her poignant and personal work as an education reporter is comparable to Beyoncé’s self-titled album, then The 1619 Project, a comprehensive series she created about what the history books omitted about slavery, is her Lemonade. And like Beyoncé, Nikole Hannah-Jones has turned a public snub […]

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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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Nikole Hannah-Jones And Ta-Nehisi Coates Join Howard University’s Journalism School As Professors

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jeff Greenberg / Getty Howard University just added two more notches to its HBCU championship belt when it caught everyone off-guard Tuesday morning with its latest high-profile hires. Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose public dispute over tenure at the University of North Carolina may have prompted Howard to make […]

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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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Tenure Secured: Nikole Hannah-Jones Credits UNC Student Protesters For Pressuring University Trustees

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Monica Schipper / Getty The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday finally voted to grant tenure to award-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, ending more than a month of controversy following the school’s initial reluctance. Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize last year for her “1619 Project” of essays […]

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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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UNC Loses Out On Leading Black Chemist After Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Debacle

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Mike Coppola / Getty The hits keep on coming for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As UNC continues to process the national blowback for denying tenure to award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Black professor and highly sought chemist declined a position with the university. Citing the Board of […]

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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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Exclusive Trailer: PBS POV Documentary The Neutral Ground Explores the Power a Losing Confederate Has in the U.S.

Director CJ Hunt in PBS POV documentary The Neutral Ground (2021)Photo: Courtesy of PBS POV Here at The Root, we’ve provided exhaustive coverage on the ongoing fight in connection with the removal of Confederate monuments across the nation. The pushback against this glorification of inherently racist symbols has finally gotten some real results within the […]

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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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The Root 100: It’s Nomination Time for Our Annual List of Black Excellence

Photo: Jaze Uries/The Root If the current debate over teaching American history and who gets credit for building this country is any indication, the celebration of Black excellence remains a vital and necessary endeavor. Advertisement The Root 100—our annual list of the best African-American innovators, thought leaders and trailblazers ages 25 to 45—serves as a […]

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‘Act Of Political Cowardice’: Chapel Hill Community Rallies After Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Denied Tenure

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Brent N. Clarke / Getty A crowd of protesters gathered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Thursday in a solidarity protest over the tenure denial of Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones. The group was organized by the Chapel Hill – Carrboro NAACP chapter along with the Carolina Black Caucus. Demonstrators […]

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