October 2016 Opinion

New museum is especially important to HBCUs

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture held its grand opening on September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. After Thirteen years after being authorized to build, the 400,000-square-foot building was finally constructed on a five-acre site on the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument. Standing in […]

Opinion September 2016

Generation Z: The butt stops here

EDITOR’s NOTE: The Falcon Forum is publishing this op-ed on behalf of the Truth Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to “speaking, seeking and spreading the truth about tobacco.” Our generation—aka Generation Z—is faced with a shrinking middle class and high teen unemployment. We’re coming of age in a world […]

April 2016 Opinion

HBCUs Are Relevant: Black Grads Matter!

These days, many people think that historically black colleges and universities are not as relevant as they were when they came into existence over 100 years ago. In fact, many people believe that HBCUs should not only be for African Americans and should become more diverse. I say they are […]

April 2016 Opinion

Yes, Black and LBGT struggles are linked

“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter which group is most oppressed or whether they are identically oppressed. What matters is that no group be oppressed.” This quote by Kevin Boykin, President of the National Black Justice Coalition, resonated with me from the moment that I read it […]

April 2016 Opinion

You are the key to your own retention

After sitting out a semester in college – working in my hometown for six long, painful months – I realized that more time off would only make my journey to success harder. Because of hardships at my previous school, I decided to transfer to Saint Augustine’s University. I knew I […]