After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

ImeIme Umana, the newly elected president of the Harvard Law Review, at the journal’s offices.Credit Tony Luong for The New York Times   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. It has…

Black Atlanta Teens Continue Championship Reign At Harvard’s Debate Tournament

“This win is for our ancestors, our city, and most of all our culture,” said high school student Don Roman Jr. Black youth are displaying excellence in academia. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a group of Atlanta scholars took home the title at an annual debate competition hosted by the Harvard Debate Council.

Harvard researchers say certain ADHD medications may increase risk of psychosis

Certain medications commonly used to treat ADHD in teens and young adults may increase their risk of psychosis, according to new research from Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital report that certain medications used to treat ADHD may increase the risk of developing psychosis. People taking amphetamines,…

Woman suing Harvard over slave portraits gets key support

In this March 20, 2019 file photo Tamara Lanier attends a news conference near the Harvard Club, in New York. Lanier, of Norwich, Conn., is suing the Harvard University for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Descendants of a Harvard professor who commissioned a series of 1850…

Brandon P. Fleming: Harvard Diversity Leader Creates Pipeline to Black Privilege

Brandon P. Fleming BE Modern Man: Brandon P. Fleming Educator, assistant debate coach, and social entrepreneur; 28; Founder and CEO at Harvard Diversity Project Twitter: @bpfleming; Instagram: @bpfleming I was recruited to join the debate faculty at the age of 26 when I became an assistant debate coach at Harvard University. In 2017, I leveraged my…

Black Harvard University Professor’s Book Reveals How Being Privileged and Poor Effects Lower-Income Students

HGSE Professor Anthony Jack talks about his new book “The Privileged Poor” which is about the struggles of disadvantaged students at elite schools inside Longfellow Hall. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer While excellence is a standard for many black people, privilege and opportunity aren’t as synonymous as linguistics suggests for those pursuing higher education at predominantly…