As decision day deadline approaches for students to make a decision as
to what college they’re attending in fall of 2014, African American
students and their families are weighing their decisions not solely on a
college’s faculty, but also on student groups, diversity, mentorship
and more importantly, its atmosphere.
In 1944, Harry McAlpin became the first African American reporter to
cover a presidential news conference, but was denied membership to the White House Correspondents’ Association. Saturday night at its 100th anniversary dinner, the Association posthumously honored McAlpin, creating a scholarship in his name.
Amid recent racist comments made by LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling
about African Americans, the NAACP has cancelled the lifetime
achievement award it had planned on giving him at a ceremony scheduled for May 15.