I am a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. For years Howard and Xavier were two top schools for sending African American's to med school. If you wanted to be a black Dr and wanted the HBCU experience then these two institutions were and still are the place to be..
I believe more of our black academic talent needs to removed themselves from the white elite institutions where they are underappreciated . Until a few short decades ago black folks couldn't walk the halls of some of these schools.
Our black students in HBCU's should be learning from the top black scholars. They need to see people who look like them behind the lecturn. Furthemore, there presence in these schools may increase their donations and endowments.
They can authentically teach our history and nurture future academics. According to Inside Higher Ed only 5.5 percent of full time faculty members are black but 14 percent of their students are POC.
Hopefully her and Coates going to Howard will start a national trend of black professors going home in this humble authors opinion.