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HBCUs Dig Into Limited ‘Rainy Day Funds’ As Colleges Refund Room And Board Costs Over Coronavirus

The movement to grant refunds for room and boarding costs to college students displaced from campuses because of the coronavirus pandemic has recently gained steam as instruction and learning alike have begun to take place remotely. With institutions relying on such fees to support general operational expenses, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) — which […]

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Kamala Harris Checks MAGA Congressman Angry About Coronavirus Stimulus Money For Her HBCU

Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty In spite of — or because, maybe — the Senate reached and passed a bipartisan deal on Wednesday for a $2 trillion economic stimulus package over the coronavirus, a chorus of ride-or-die Republicans just couldn’t seem to contain themselves from chiming in with their objections to it. In the most […]

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How The Coronavirus Is Threatening The Future Of HBCUs

As the COVID-19 crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a panel of experts to forecast what’s in store for […]

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My Nephew Wanted to Go to Morehouse College. He’s Going to the University of Alabama. We Just Lost One, One.

Photo: Panama Jackson Back in October 2019—in a version of the world that is very different from the version we live in now—my nephew, along with probably a hundred other prospective students, visited the campus of Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Ga., during our annual homecoming weekend. On the Friday of that week, my nephew sat […]

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HBCUs in Trouble as Enrollments Decline to Second Lowest Number in 17 Years

Photo: Marcus Ingram (Getty Images) According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are currently 107 historically black colleges in the United States serving more than 228,000 students. If you’ve ever attended one or have close family or friends who have, you know the lasting impact the experience of being an HBCU student has on […]

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NC A&T Police Officers on Leave After Forcefully Arresting Student for Not Trespassing

Screenshot: YoItsTryll (Twitter) Two police officers at a historically black college in North Carolina have been placed on administrative leave after they were caught on camera forcefully arresting a student leader who committed the dangerous crime of being exactly where he was supposed to be. Around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical […]

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I’m a Senior at Howard University Leaving Campus Because of the Coronavirus. Here’s What That Looks Like

Photo: Shutterstock Wednesday, March 11, started out as a regular morning. I got to work at 4 a.m., got off at 10:30 a.m. and caught a train from downtown Washington, D.C. back uptown to Howard University, where I’m a senior, just in time for class. As it turned out, my first class was canceled and we […]

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Statue Of Mary McLeod Bethune To Be Unveiled At U.S. Capitol

Activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune was instrumental in advancing education at historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country. The South Carolina native—who was one of the co-founders of Bethune-Cookman University—will be posthumously memorialized with a statue at the U.S. Capitol, Florida Politics reported. The effort to have a sculpture of Bethune featured on […]

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Former FAMU Dean Accuses Her Replacement Of ‘Cyberstalking’ Her

Source: Jeff Greenberg / Getty The former dean of Florida A&M University‘s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication is taking serious action against the current dean of the school. According to Tallahassee Democrat, the HBCU placed Michelle Ferrier on administrative leave this year and associate professor Bettye Grable was brought on as the acting dean […]

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HBCU Vs. PWI: Coronavirus Plans Have International Students Fearful Of Campus Closures

A growing list of colleges and universities have announced plans, which may include campus closures and academic transitions from classrooms to online instruction in light of the growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. These closures include dormitories, which primarily affects low-income students, as well as international students who are studying on student visas and financially unable […]

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Coronavirus And HBCUs: How Black Colleges Are Reacting To COVID-19

Source: The Washington Post / Getty As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many schools in heavily hit areas are already shutting down in-person classes and events. In New York state alone, schools like New York University, Syracuse University and Columbia University have suspended in-person classes in favor of classes held remotely, according to Business […]

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HBCU President Blasts ‘Egomaniacal’ Black College Board Members After Controversial Texas Southern Firing

The firing of Texas Southern University’s president last month was not only met with controversy, but has also brought attention to the dysfunction within HBCU boards and its’ members, as pointed out by Dillard University President Walter M. Kimbrough in a recently penned op-ed. MORE: Texas Southern Firing Draws Attention To HBCU Presidents’ High Rate […]

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MAGA Cum Laude: HBCU Student Praises Trump For ‘Making Progress’ On Campuses

Source: Don Juan Moore / Getty Certain Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been embracing the Trump administration early in his presidency, primarily for funding, and now one student is speaking up on how much “progress” he’s made. Chrichanni Watson of Florida A&M University has even tipped all the way to the conservative side. In […]

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Everything To Know About Killed HBCU Student Whose Boyfriend Was Charged With Murder

Anitra Gunn was a 23-year-old Fort Valley University student who went missing on Feb. 14. Her body was later recovered in a wooded area in Georgia’s Crawford County, covered with sticks after a days-long search, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. An arrest warrant was issued for her boyfriend, DeMarcus Little, a […]

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Texas Southern Firing Draws Attention To HBCU Presidents’ High Rate Of Turnover

The firing of the now-former president of a prominent historically Black college in Texas has drawn attention to what appears to be an increasing turnover rate among leadership at HBCUs in recent years. MORE: The One Story: The Changing Face Of HBCU Leadership Dr. Austin Lane’s employment with Texas Southern University (TSU) officially ended on […]

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Bowie State University Aims To Combat Food Insecurity With New Pantry

Rising tuition costs at colleges and universities throughout the country have contributed to food insecurity on campuses. According to a report released by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and Temple University, nearly 36 percent of college students can’t afford meals. Bowie State University is on a mission to ensure that its students have access to affordable, […]

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Howard University Receives Grant To Focus On Sickle Cell Disease Education

Howard University is furthering its efforts to conduct research and combat health disparities that disproportionately affect the Black community. The Washington, D.C.-based HBCU recently received a grant to focus on sickle cell disease education and outreach. The $42,000 grant from the Walter Brownley Trust Bank of America, N.A., Trustee supports educational and support services for […]

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Was Jackson State’s Ex-President Set Up In Prostitution Sting? Alumni Never Wanted Him Hired

Students at Jackson State University were reeling from shock over the news that their now-former president had not only been arrested in a prostitution sting but also that he had resigned over it. Dr. William Bynum Jr. was quickly replaced by an interim president after he stepped down on Monday, paving the way for a […]

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HBCU President Caught Up In Off-Campus Prostitution Ring Resigns

The president of a historically Black college in Mississippi has resigned after he and more than a dozen other people were arrested for their roles in a prostitution and drug sting. William Bynum Jr., who led Jackson State University since 2017 as its president, resigned from the position after he was arrested and charged with […]

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NBA Player Bradley Beal Hosts Howard University Tour For High School Students

NBA player Bradley Beal is using the time he has in between games this season to empower youth through education. According to NBA.com, the Washington Wizards player recently took 50 high school students on a tour of Howard University. The students—who all attend Ron Brown College Preparatory School—were given the opportunity to explore the Washington, […]

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Fired HBCU President Is ‘Disputing Every Last Word’ Of Admissions Scandal Allegations

The fired president of a historically Black university in Texas was speaking out in defense surrounding an alleged admissions scandal that prompted his termination this week. Dr. Austin Lane, the now-former president of Texas Southern University, was fired early Wednesday morning after a meeting with the school’s board of regents determined he was involved with […]

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Welcome Home: $50 Million Amistad Paintings Returned to HBCU Talladega College

Screenshot: WBMA-LD Talladega College, an Alabama-based historically black college, will be the new home for a collection of paintings that recount the story of the Amistad slave ship mutiny. ABC News reports that the murals, valued at approximately $50 million, were originally commissioned by the school in 1938 and painted by artist Hale Woodruff. For […]

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HBCU To House $50 Million Amistad Paintings

An Alabama-based historically Black college (HBCU) has taken the necessary steps to ensure that pieces of historic Black art are preserved. According to the Associated Press, Talladega College opened a new museum that will house paintings that visually capture the story surrounding the Amistad slave ship. A historically black college in Alabama is unveiling a […]

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