Category : Education

by Staff - 4 weeks ago

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

According to a recent report from ThePLUG, there has been a significant increase in the number of new patents created by scholars at historically Black colleges and universities. The report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country t...

by Staff - 4 weeks ago

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

Shirley Bradley LeFlore, an educator and the former poet laureate for the city of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on May 13, 2019. She was 79 years old. LeFlore was named poet laureate for the city of St. Louis in November 2018, making her the firs...

by Staff - 1 month ago

In Memoriam: Onyekwere E. Akwari, 1942-2019

Onyekwere (Onye) E. Akwari, the first African American faculty member in the department of surgery at Duke University, passed away on April 14, 2019. He was 76 years old. Dr. Akwari was recruited to Duke in 1978 after the university desegregated its...