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Blake to Produce Faith Film About Fisk Jubilee Singers
May 11, 2022
The Fisk Jubilee Singers made a lasting mark on American history by overcoming hurdles of racism and oppression to emerge victorious and beloved throughout the country. Producer Stephen Ashley Blake tells their story in his film, “Steal Away,” which traces the evolution of the heralded African American ensemble. ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
The Impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs and Black Students
March 16, 2022
In March 2020, when college campuses across the country closed and sent students home, many HBCUs continued to house hundreds of students who did not have homes to return to. Groups of students were stuck on campus without the funds to pay for transportation back to their home cities. This challenge was a byproduct of several students losing the jobs they used to help fund their education, along with loss of family income. Many students became both food and housing insecure without the critical resources that HBCUs often provide. ... read more »
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LADWP Commissioners Approve $5 Million Partnership to Work with HBCUs
March 10, 2022
The LADWP Board of Water and Power Commissioners has approved a $5 million agreement with Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE), which allows LADWP to partner with AMIE and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering. ... read more »
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison makes case for why Black voters should support Dems in 2022 elections  
February 24, 2022
Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), remains optimistic that Democrats can defy the odds in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, Black and minority voters,  ... read more »
Disney Dreamers Academy Program Awaits 2022 Class of Talented High School Students
February 3, 2022
Disney Dreamers Academy returns with a reimagined approach on March 3-6, marking its 15th year of broadening career awareness and creating exclusive opportunities for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across America. ... read more »
Earl Aims to Transform Lives in L.A. by Tackling Racism in Government
October 28, 2021
Monique Earl, senior assistant general manager and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, aims to fulfill her vision of transforming lives by “unraveling institutional racism and discrimination in our government institutions.” ... read more »
100 Days of Biden-Harris
June 10, 2021
I see the $6 trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. A better-educated workforce earns more money, pays more taxes. A healthier workforce means less absenteeism, more efficiency, and productivity. Quality childcare means more women in the workforce —millions of women left in the wake of COVID. The investment makes sense to build our labor force back better. ... read more »
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Loni Love: ‘We have Becky, but Ain’t Nothing Wrong with Keshia’
May 28, 2021
A proud alumnus of the Historically Black Prairie View A&M University, and a celebrated member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Love stopped by the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s morning news program, “Let It Be Known,” to discuss her career, the Deltas, and her latest book, “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons.” ... read more »
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Signs Bill sending $577 Million to State’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities  
March 24, 2021
March 24, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed legislation that funnels $577 million to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). The federal implementation comes after 15 years of litigation involving organizations in favor of HBCUs; proposing that the State assist with the inadequate gaps in funding.   ... read more »
Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equity nationwide
January 21, 2021
Apple’s REJI commitments aim to expand opportunities for communities of color across the country and to help build the next generation of diverse leaders ... read more »
As Clinical Trials Halt, U.S. COVID Cases Surge
October 22, 2020
The difficulty in producing a vaccine for the deadly virus comes as a new wave of COVID-19 infection has begun. Data provided by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland revealed that the U.S. surpassed 51,000 new daily cases on Oct. 13, marking the first time in over two months that the number exceeded 50,000. ... read more »
My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America
October 22, 2020
President Trump wants to paper over the living wound of racism. He’s issued Executive Orders and established a new national commission designed to whitewash our history—and deny the daily reality of being Black in America. He actively appeals to white supremacists and fans the flames of hatred and division in our country, because he thinks it benefits him politically. He ignores the most basic job of every president: the duty to care for all of us, not just those who voted for him. ... read more »
Study: African Americans Poorer Today Than Five Years Ago
March 12, 2020
“I don’t want to get political here, but I would hope that this report would color how people view the approaches that the parties and candidates take toward legislative and social issues, and how those things are framed,” Lending Tree Lead Researcher Kali McFadden told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
Trump Signs Future Act to Help HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions
January 2, 2020
This action guarantees more than $2.5 billion over the next 10 years, including $850 million specifically for HBCUs,” the President stated. ... read more »

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