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HBCUs take academic hits from NCAA

The Academic Progress Reports show shameful peformances from black colleges

Originally Published: June 2, 2011
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

I didn't attend a historically black college. But my mother did. For her generation, institutions such as Tuskegee, Langston, Grambling and North Carolina A&T were the primary if not sole option for African-Americans (alas, we were Negroes back then) who wanted to obtain a college degree.

Today, many of my friends, colleagues and relatives are proud alumni of HBCUs, and at least one of the schools is on my son's college wish list.

HBCUs remain committed to nurturing and educating ...

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