Dr. Ben Yisrael and Senator Jennifer Mcclellan

The Payne Center works to elevate top policy research from HBCU scholars to advance social justice for Black Americans.…

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New Educational and Research Alliance

The New Educational and Research Alliance (newERA) is a groundbreaking collaboration among the Thurgood Marshall…

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Black Thriving in America 2023

Based on nationally representative data from a survey of over 10,000 U.S. adults, which assessed Black life experiences…

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HBCU Student Researchers Attend “Research Incubator 2022: The Future of Cities” sponsored by CBRE, and win $20,000 in Scholarship Prizes

From November 3-5, 2022, graduate and undergraduate student researchers from 11 different HBCUs came together...

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Dr. Delayne Johnson

Employers across the country increasingly recognize the necessity of recruiting...

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Dr. Terra Bowen-Reid

In a recently-published book chapter titled “Living While Black: The Psychophysiological Health Implications of…

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Fighting For Equal Funding

At the Inaugural Convening of the N. Joyce Payne Center for Social Justice on April 28, 2022, leaders and advocates…

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announces Jim Clifton, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Dr. N. Joyce Payne Center for Social Justice

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) named Jim Clifton, Immediate Past CEO and Chairman of GALLUP, Inc., as Chair…

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Voting Rights – HBCUs as Centers of Political Power

HBCUs have always played a pivotal role in social justice issues, such as voting rights. In today’s climate, they are…

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2022 Convening Highlights

Photo highlights and videos from The Payne Center’s Inaugural Convening on April 28, 2022 at the Gallup Building's…

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Philips Partners with the Payne Center

Philips announced a partnership with The Dr. N. Joyce Payne Center for Social Justice to support research and…

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Philips Partners with Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Payne Center for Social Justice

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced a partnership with The Dr.…

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Investing in Broadband to End Digital Redlining

During his State of the Union, President Biden reasserted his plans to expand high speed internet to everyone,…

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Unequal Opportunity: Racial Disparities in K-12 Education

Almost seven decades since the pivotal Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education (1954), the state of America’s…

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HBCU Districts: Gerrymandering and Efforts to Strip Black Political Power

Every decade the United States conducts a federal census to count and collect important data on its population. Once…

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the Care Economy: Expanding Eligibility for Gender and Racial Equity

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and representatives from key constituencies are currently engaged in negotiated…

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Reforming Income-Driven Repayment to Serve Struggling Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) must create a substantively different, better, and more generous income-driven…

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Statement To The Dept. of Education on Racial Justice & Student Loan Reform

On December 9th, Payne Center Research Fellow Dr. Sara Partridge gave a statement before the Department of Education's negotiated rulemaking committee to advocate for changes to student loan repayment programs that would better serve borrowers of color.

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