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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 »
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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 »
Congressional Black Caucus Leads Passage of the Future Act
December 26, 2019
HBCUs are invaluable to the strength of the Black community and serve as cornerstones for innovation and opportunity in higher education. ... read more »
Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit
December 6, 2019
Individuals from Bowie State, Coppin, Morgan State, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore arrived early and filled the streets chanting and demanding that lawmakers and Gov. Larry Hogan settle the longstanding dispute. ... read more »
Trump Delivers 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum Keynote at HBCU Benedict College
November 1, 2019
Hosted by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a nonprofit founded by a bipartisan group of African American leaders from across the country who advocate for criminal justice reform, the event includes a host of Democratic presidential hopefuls, local officials, and other stakeholders. ... read more »
Math Skills and Black Culture Come Together at CBAC
July 25, 2019
Like many parents, Pastor James Thomas of the Living Word Community Church, and his wife, Mona, aimed to place their children in a private school with the expectation that they would receive an exceptional education, and have the best chance possible of thriving in college. But once their children were enrolled in a private school, the Thomases were deeply disappointed to see how the Black students were treated. ... read more »
 
Shaw University Officially Names Dillard as 18th President
May 10, 2019
“We want to adapt the university so that it’s clear what its relevance continues to be,” Dillard said. That means that, given the challenges of higher education — and HBCUs in particular — we have to make sure that the education we’re providing transforms the lives of the students that we have,” she said. ... read more »
Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Huston-Tillotson University as May School of the Month
May 3, 2019
Formed by the host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, the foundation unveiled the names of the 2019 schools as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.   ... read more »
Activists Criticize American Bar Association over Law School Exams
February 14, 2019
“There's no dignity to be found in being inadequately trained to sit for the bar exam. A mountain of debt and dim legal career prospects don't advance the cause of social justice. The real injustice is the ABA voting against making law schools accountable for valuing black students as merely a statistic,” said Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of law at George Mason University. ... read more »
Because of the CBC, the Farm Bill Includes Millions for HBCUs, Black Farmers, and Rural Communities of Color
January 3, 2019
Singer-songwriter, Janet Jackson asked: “What have you done for me lately?” This is a question the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is asked a lot. ... read more »
Historically Black Schools in Georgia See a Surge in Giving
December 20, 2018
Private giving to the nation's 101 accredited historically Black colleges and universities increased about 21 percent in the two most recent years of available information, from $265.2 million to $320.6 million, according to federal data. ... read more »
HBCU Millennials Energized to Vote!
September 14, 2018
Believing in hope and the possibility of change, many historically Black institutions across the nation are taking the reins when it comes to increasing voter awareness and registration among their student body. ... read more »
Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to ‘Exceptional’ High School Students 
August 30, 2018
Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to “exceptional” high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs.  ... read more »
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