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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Commits $1 Million To Thurgood Marshall College Fund
February 27, 2020
The agreement establishes a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company. ... read more »
Mark Calendars For Black College Expo February 1, 2020
January 30, 2020
This is the 21st year that the expo will be in town. ... 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 »
Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America
October 17, 2019
BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles. ... read more »
HBCU L.A. Increases Diversity in Hollywood
March 7, 2019
The programs helps increase attendance at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and prepares youth for the entertainment industry. ... read more »
NNPA President Moderates Inspirational CBCF Avoice Heritage Celebration
March 1, 2019
In moderating the panel of awardees, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. began with the ultra-popular Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Financial Services. He asked Waters what could be expected from her committee in terms of improving the quality of life in Black communities. ... read more »
8th Annual Black College Summit at Holman Church
November 15, 2018
The 8th Annual Black College Summit paired close to 400 eager high school, community college, and four-year college students with school representatives from numerous Historically Black Colleges and Universities ... 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 »
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 »
State of Black America Is Strong, Experts Say
February 1, 2018
NNPA Hosts 2018 State of Black America Forum at Annual Conference ... read more »
HBCU in LA Summer 2018 Internship Program Now Accepting Applications 
November 2, 2017
Historically Black Colleges and Universities students have an opportunity to come to Hollywood by way of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) with the help of SAG-AFTRA and the White House. ... read more »
Acknowledging Unprecedented Support for HBCUs
March 9, 2017
As we celebrated Black History Month 2017, Dr. King’s admonition concerning the enduring need for HBCUs should be reaffirmed every month. ... read more »
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Dismayed by DeVos Comments on HBCUs
March 2, 2017
Civil and Human Rights Coalition Dismayed by DeVos Comments on HBCUs ... read more »
2017 “Our History Today! Black History Calendar & Resource Guide Provides Self-Pride and Timeless Knowledge
January 24, 2017
You’ll never know where you’re going, unless you first know where you’ve been. So, make 2017 your year of self-pride and timeless knowledge with The Educational Network’s “Our History Today! An African-American Journey” Black history calendar and resource guide. In addition to featuring hundreds of key facts highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of notable history-makers, this collector’s edition features full-page profiles of 13 prominent African-American trailblazers in politics, education, sports, business, media and film/television; as well as a farewell pictorial tribute to President Barack Obama. ... read more »
Stacy Milner (EICOP), discusses launch of HBCUs in L.A. Internship Program
November 17, 2016
The first program of its kind to take on Hollywood’s pipeline problem, the HBCUs in L.A. Internship Program inaugural class will include White House HBCU All-Star students and a select group of the best, brightest and diverse student leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. Launching in the Summer of 2017, the program will provide students with an immersive, real world work experience designed to supplement their academic curriculum and prepare them for careers in the entertainment, media and communications industries. The internship program stems from many of President Obama’s initiatives, such as A Call to Arts and My Brother’s Keeper, which aim to engage and mentor the next generation regardless of who they are or where they come from. ... read more / watch video »
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