In-depth profiles of the people who make Howard great.

Howard University Assistant Professor Bahiyyah Muhammad is not afraid of prisoners or ex-cons. She grew up in a family that embraced individuals with criminal records and even welcomed them into...

'The Dr. Muhammad Experience'

Between 2006 and 2016, women earned more than 50 percent of all doctoral degrees in the United States. Yet, when it comes to holding key leadership positions in academia, women are...

Shattering the Glass Ceiling of Academia

As U.S. newsrooms have shrunk and the count of Black journalists has fallen, some Howard alumnae remain on the job, ensuring that the highs, lows and complexities of Black life get deemed...

My Choice to be Here, Working for this Publication, is a Deliberate One.

“Howard University gave women the encouragement to be their best selves.”

The Howard Woman

No, STEM fields are not just for men.

From the beginning of the Obama administration, the president has called for getting more girls interested in science, technology, engineering and...

The Howard Woman in STEM

Wading into a sea of mainly Black faces on the South African campus where former President Nelson Mandela and other lions of the anti-apartheid movement once studied gave Ernesha Webb Mazinyo (B.S...

Race and Ethnicity: At a Crossroad


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