Why Am I Always Defending My HBCU Education to Other Black People?

Julian Kimble · 03/27/15 10:30AM

I was destined to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU) once my parents met at Delaware State decades ago. Fate resulted in a childhood characterized by religious viewings of A Different World. Aside from sending me on an early quest for my real-life Denise Huxtable, the Cosby Show spinoff helped frame the black college experience that my parents and their friends had long told me about. This made the decision to attend an HBCU simple, especially after dealing with the "too black, not black enough" paradox of growing up in an all-black neighborhood, attending a predominantly white high school, and not fitting perfectly into either environment.

College Newspapers Broke, Also

Hamilton Nolan · 03/24/08 04:48PM

Howard University has completely stopped publication of its daily student newspaper, The Hilltop, after finding out that it owed $48,000 to its printer. Now the staff is pissed about the publishing suspension, the administration is pissed about the money, and both are wondering how the paper managed to lose $20,000 from its account for no apparent reason. These accounting shenanigans surprise me not one bit, because Howard University has been sending me bills for money I don't owe for the past seven years or so. Stop harassing me and maybe you'll have better luck with the paper! It's all karma. [Black College Wire via Romenesko]