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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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