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Howard University Launches Emergency Scholarship Fund To Support Students Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Howard University is rallying around its graduating class amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The HBCU recently announced the creation of a scholarship fund to help students who are facing financial hardships as a result of the public health crisis. The scholarship—dubbed the HUAA Emergency Scholarship Fund—will support students who are slated to graduate in May fulfill […]

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Let’s Reflect On When Matt Gaetz Was Called Out For His DUI By Hank Johnson

Source: The Washington Post / Getty For someone in Congress, making arguments is not one of Rep. Matt Gaetz‘s strong suits. The Florida Congressman is constantly talking out of his mouth without any context or tact to a particular topic and it always suggests racist inclinations on his part. He recently proved this when he […]

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Is Big Mad That Howard University Is Getting Stimulus Money. Kamala Harris Calls Him Out

Photo: Al Drago (Getty Images) On Wednesday, Congress reached an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus deal to relieve businesses and individuals affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak, and as usual, certain people are mad at all the wrong things. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican, loyal Trump supporter and all-around loud and wrong white […]

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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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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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Howard University Cancels Graduation Ceremony After Positive Coronavirus Test

Source: The Washington Post / Getty Howard University has announced that the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 is officially canceled due to the coronavirus. In a statement the president of the University, Wayne A. I. Frederick, said: “Commencement and All-Class Reunions are canceled. On Sunday, the CDC issued recommendations that for the next 8 weeks, […]

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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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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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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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HBCU Grad Arrested In Indonesia For Drug Possession

Cecoy Burnett, a Howard University alum, was recently arrested in Indonesia after being caught in possession with marijuana brownies and vape liquid, according to a report from The Jakarta Post. However, Burnett, who traveled from Los Angeles where recreational use of marijuana is legal, says he was unaware that the substance was illegal in Indonesia. […]

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Howard University is WINNING After Receiving Largest Donation in Its History

Photo: Allison Shelley (Getty Images) Good news for HBCU’s comes as Howard University receives its largest donation in the college’s 153-year history. According to The Washington Post, Howard, which is in Washington, D.C., announced on Wednesday that they proudly received a $10 million donation to go towards STEM programming from the Karsh Family Foundation.  Advertisement […]

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Howard University Receives $10 Million Donation For STEM Scholars Program

Howard University has been dedicated to diversifying the STEM industry and the institution will be able to move the needle forward thanks to an endowment from the Karsh Family Foundation. The philanthropic group gifted the Washington, D.C.-based HBCU $10 million to benefit a program designed to expose youth to career paths in STEM, the university […]

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Howard University Gifted With Black Art Collection Worth $2.5 Million

Howard University will expand its collection of Black art with the help of a major contribution from the family of late scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, Ph.D. According to the university, his wife Patricia Turner Walters gifted the Washington, D.C.-based HBCU with a collection of African American art that is worth over $2 million. […]

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