Congratulations to Solange on receiving Harvard Foundation’s “2018 Artist of the Year” award. Solange shares her journey as a teen mom finding herself and launching her career. She says, “I was content living in Idaho, with a GED education, writing for other artists and commercials…I didn’t want to speak or feel worthy until I had […]

A post shared by Harvard University (@harvard) on May 18, 2017 at 1:11pm PDT   A twenty-year-old student makes Harvard University history by becoming the first student to submit a rap album for his senior thesis. Obasi Shaw‘s 10-track album “Liminal Minds” combines elements of Middle English poetry with issues of racial identity in America, […]


It looks like the recognition keeps on coming for Rihanna this week. After breaking Michael Jackson’s record on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna is now being honored with the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award from the prestigious Harvard University. Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter explains, “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology […]

Plus, student becomes first black woman elected to be President of the Harvard Law Review and white suspect in Quebec Mosque attack charged with six counts of first-degree murder.

A new study from Drexel University says that Black people are 2.8 and 1.7 times more likely to die during encounters with police than White people and Hispanics, respectively.

What may not have been a traditional graduation speech has now captured the heart and souls of many.

However, the 17-year-old is taking a year off before she attends the Ivy League university.

Harvard University's president acknowledges the school's complicity in slavery. She will unveil a plaque honoring four slaves who lived and worked on the campus.

Harvard agreed with a committee's recommendation to replace the law school's shield, which incorporates a slave-owning family's crest. A student movement, strengthened by a racial incident, pressured the University's governing body to make the change.

A committee at Harvard recommended removing the law school's official shield over its link to slavery. This comes amid protests and heightened racial tension at Harvard and other universities regarding historic symbols of racism.