HBCUs

‘1619 Project’ Author Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejects UNC Tenure Offer

New York Times writer and “1619 Project” author Nikole Hannah-Jones has rejected the tenured position of the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism at the University of North Carolina (UNC)’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and will instead be accepting a role at historically black college Howard University.

1619 Project Author Nikole Hannah-Jones

Joy Reid to Teach Journalism at Howard U.

Howard University announced last week that MSNBC host Joy Reid will join the university as a visiting professor for the spring semester. In 2017, Reid faced widespread criticism over old blog posts in which she made homophobic remarks.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Donate $120 Million to United Negro College Fund, Historically Black Colleges

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin announced on Wednesday that they are donating $120 million to the United Negro College Fund and two historically black colleges in response to the death of George Floyd. According to Hastings, “We wanted to do our part to draw attention, in this case, to the HBCU’s 150 years of resilience, of educating young Black people and the stories not well understood in the white community.”

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 08: Reed Hastings attends the Netflix & Mediaset Partnership Announcement, Rome, 8th October 2019. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images / Netflix)