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Morehouse College President Starts Freshman Year in Dorm
August 16, 2018
David Thomas, the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus _ moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the prestigious historically black school in Atlanta. He'll be staying at Graves Hall, the oldest building on campus that once housed the entire college. Although he won't have a roommate, he'll be sharing the floor with students. ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs
August 16, 2018
Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity'' and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. ... read more »
Clark Atlanta Experiences Freshman & Sophomore Blues with Housing Debacle
August 14, 2018
According to social media and Atlanta news about 150 freshman and sophomores arrived for the Fall 2018 semester to the notice of no housing. Clark Atlanta responded,  ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
Hip-hop Pioneer MC Lyte Partners with the NNPA to Give Back
August 2, 2018
Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte is the national spokesperson for the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. ... read more »
Historically-Black Medical College in Tennessee Lays Off 55
July 5, 2018
One of the largest and oldest historically-Black medical colleges in the nation has laid off 55 employees in Tennessee. ... read more »
SC historically Black school gets new trustees next month
June 28, 2018
South Carolina State University ... read more »
“Black-ish” Creator Kenya Barris and Wife Make Huge Announcement to Alma Mater
May 31, 2018
Clark Atlanta University alumnus Kenya Barris (’96), TV producer and creator of the critically acclaimed ABC television series, “Black-ish,” and “Grown-ish,” and his wife, Rainbow Barris (‘96) are scheduled to make a HUGE announcement on behalf of CAU on Sunday, May 20, 2018 during a private VIP reception. ... read more »
United Negro College Fund Hosts Education Summit in Washington, D.C
May 10, 2018
Members of the United Negro College Fund hosted an education summit in Washington, D.C., Thursday April 26, where they released “A Seat at the Table: African American Youth’s Perception of K-12 Education,” a research report aimed at “amplifying voices overlooked in education,” they said. ... read more »
HBCUs Look for Young Talent at Second Annual Combine
May 3, 2018
Hundreds of high school and junior college football players flocked to Lynwood High School to display their talents to HBCU football coaches at the second annual HBCU Combine and 7-on-7 showcase. ... read more »
Former Brown University president takes over at Prairie View
April 26, 2018
Retired Brown University President Ruth Simmons is being installed as president of Prairie View A&M University, making her the first female leader of the school in Texas. ... read more »
HBCUs Recruit on Westcoast with Basketball Showcase
April 19, 2018
The National College Resources Foundation hosted their first annual Historically Black College and University basketball showcase, allowing local talent to flaunt their skills in front of 21 coaches from HBCUs. ... read more »
Beyonce Gives $100,000 to Four Historically Black Schools
April 19, 2018
Beyonce paid tribute to historically Black colleges during her groundbreaking Coachella performance, and now the singer is donating $100,000 to four Black universities. ... read more »
HBCU settlement pending, but lawmakers say it’s not enough
March 22, 2018
Historically black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state but is unlikely to pass. ... read more »
Senators Doug Jones and Kamala Harris Secure Robust Funding Increase for HBCUs
March 21, 2018
U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today announced that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will receive a 14-percent increase in federal funding in the Senate’s omnibus spending bill, from $244.7 million in FY17 to $279.6 million in FY18. The funding increase follows a request made by Senators Jones and Harris last month in a letter to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Their letter was supported by 12 of their Senate colleagues and is copied below. ... read more »
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