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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Honored with Statue in the U.S. Capitol
July 21, 2022
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator, civil rights activist, founder of Bethune-Cookman University, the founding President of the National Council of Negro Women, founder of the United Negro College Fund, and daughter of formerly enslaved parents, became the first African American honored with a state-commissioned statue in the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall. ... 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 »
IN MEMORIAM: Civil Rights Icon Vernon Jordan Dies at 85
March 4, 2021
NAACP President Derrick Johnson said the world lost an influential figure in the fight for civil rights and American politics. “An icon to the world and a lifelong friend to the NAACP, his contribution to moving our society toward justice is unparalleled,” Johnson declared. “In 2001, Jordan received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal for a lifetime of social justice activism. His exemplary life will shine as a guiding light for all that seek truth and justice for all people.” ... read more »
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Black SuperPac Urges Candidates, Parties to Spend Millions with Black Businesses
October 22, 2020
One of America’s leading Black conservative political action committee has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of the billions of dollars spent during America’s political campaigns as the 2020 election year hits the home stretch. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Collin Binkley AP Education Writer
December 13, 2019
After months of negotiation, Congress gave final approval Tuesday for a bill promising to restore more than $250 million a year to the nation's historically Black colleges and universities, along with other institutions that teach large shares of minority students. ... read more »
UNCF’s National College Empower Tour Returns to Los Angeles; Awarding Thousands in Scholarship Funds to Local Students
November 14, 2019
Hundreds of students expected to attend the UNCF Empower Me Tour ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals Host the Third Entertainment Summit to Empower Future Executives and Business Owners
September 26, 2019
The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP) welcomes young entertainment executives, marketing gurus, and bloggers to The Future of the Industry Entertainment Summit October 5-6 at Evolve Project LA. ... read more »
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Gene Hale Foundation Donates $10,000 to GLAAACC Scholarship Fund
August 15, 2019
Since its inception in 2006, The Hale Foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to provide a helping hand to low-income families, children and young adults. In addition to providing money for educational scholarship donations, The Hale Foundation has donated to organizations that give assistance to children affected by homelessness and malnutrition.  Other beneficiaries of The Hale Foundation include: the United Negro College Fund, the L.A. Southwest College Education Foundation, Inner City Arts, Parents of Watts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and L.A. Child Guidance Clinic. ... read more »
‘Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’ Names UNCF Leaders Among Its Top 35 Women in Higher Education
March 29, 2019
Role models among women of color in higher education, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis of Benedict College; Sharon L. Davies of Spelman College; Dr. Lily D. McNair of Tuskegee University; Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller of Lemoyne-Owen College; and Dr. Latoya Owens of UNCF (United Negro College Fund) have been chosen for the select 2019 list of “Leading Women in Higher Education” by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. These distinguished women, who all represent UNCF-member institutions, were formally recognized in the magazine’s March 2019 issue. In its second year, this annual recognition honors the contributions of women to higher education who stand out for their ability to forge solutions to the unprecedented challenges facing the nation’s higher education community.  ... read more »
Walmart Heirs’ Money Influences Black Charter Schools Debate
January 3, 2019
The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school movement, is spreading its financial support to prominent and like-minded Black leaders, from grassroots groups focused on education to mainstream national organizations such as the United Negro College Fund and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, according to an Associated Press analysis of tax filings and nonprofit grants data. ... read more »
L.A. Students Receive Thousands in Scholarships at UNCF Tour
November 22, 2018
The educational event, held Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency LAX Hotel, was part of the Empower Me Tour sponsored by the United Negro College Fund. ... 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 »
Dawnn Lewis Hosts ‘Focused N Fit’ Event for Youth
May 31, 2018
The years-long dream of A New Day Foundation’s founder, award-winning actress, musician, producer and social activist, Dawnn Lewis, finally came true with the organization’s inaugural conference on May 26 at the University of Southern California.   ... 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 »
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