Education

Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince George’s County, Md.) UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities. No nation, the stories in the campaign reminded Read More

National

Flat Funding for HBCUs Is a Win

By Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) My job is to promote the interests of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. So naturally I was concerned when I heard earlier this year that the new Trump administration was planning to propose increasing defense Read More

Business

A-B Invests in HBCU Students

by Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Thirty college students from across the country came to St. Louis from July 23-25 for the fourth annual Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown leadership symposium, where they accepted $150,000 in scholarships while participating Read More

National

A Top HBCU Honor for FAMU President

Mangum, Edward Waters research director among honorees at Hampton Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Two of Florida’s Black universities were honored last week at the annual AARP HBCU Awards ceremony held at Hampton University. Dr. Elmira Mangum, president of Florida A&M University, Read More

National

New Congressional Caucus Champions HBCUs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A little help may be on the way for historically Black colleges and universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public. The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus was launched last week, with Congressional members Read More

National

China-HBCU Exchange Program Launched

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, joined, Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and domestic groups focused on building ties between Read More

Business

Group Focuses on Developing Black CEOs

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of its signature programs to cultivate Black industry leaders at the corporate Read More

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Op-Ed

Support our Black Colleges

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   There is a critical and long overdue discussion about the fate of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now finally taking place around the nation.  Yes, this is the time of year where annual government allocations and Read More

National

HBCUs Leading Next Generation Of Minority Health Care Research

[The Huffington Post] Howard University Interim President Wayne A. I. Frederick wants his students following you around the grocery store. He envisions HU nutrition science undergraduates providing shoppers with reports on dietary recommendations, and interfacing with their physicians to determine nutrition plans that lead to Read More

National

HBCUs Struggling to Keep Up

by Dorothy Rowley Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The president of the D.C.-based Thurgood Marshall College Fund said recently that historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are feeling the effects of underfunding, but are getting serious about resolving those issues. In doing Read More

National

Md. in Violation of HBCU Students’ Constitutional Rights

by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper BALTIMORE – In a historic, 60-page decision, a federal court judge ruled that Maryland violated its constitutional commitment to dissolving vestiges of segregation in higher education by allowing traditionally White institutions to duplicate programs already Read More

National

HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach the 21st Century Students

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive Read More

National

Blacks Attend Underfunded ‘Racially Separate’ Colleges

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite high test scores and access to higher education, Black students often attend poorly-funded colleges and receive certificates instead of earning degrees, according to a recent report. The report titled “Separate and Unequal,” by the Georgetown Read More

National

Saint Paul’s College Proceeds to Close Its Doors

[DiverseEducation.com] This time of year, signs welcoming students back to Saint Paul’s should be ready to roll out, but instead, quiet fills the campus air. For those making the drive along the rolling hills and backroads of rural Lawrenceville, Va.’s Brunswick County to the sprawling Read More

National

HBCUs are Still Highly Valued Institutions

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NASHVILLE (NNPA) – The presidents of Tennessee State University and American Baptist, both of whom are now heading their alma mater, and the dean at Meharry Medical College, a graduate of Howard University – said they are proof that Read More

National

The Death of Saint Paul’s College

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Saint Paul’s College, a historically Black college founded in 1888 in partnership with the Episcopal Church, announced last week that it’s shutting down and working to help current students transfer to other institutions. The school, located Read More

National

College: ‘The Best Four or Five Years of Your Life’

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent Howard University Provost Wayne Frederick Extols Value of HBCUs WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Mecala Holmes was a freshman at Howard University in 2008, she recalls seeing a t-shirt in the school’s book store that read “Howard University, the best Read More

National

Pell Grant Changes Will Slow Black Graduation Rates

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent [Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories by NNPA Washington Correspondents Freddie Allen and Maya Rhodan examining how federal loan problems are hurting Black students in college.] WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In many ways, the route Bonita Rex Read More

National

New Loan Policies Fail Black Students in College

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent [Editor’s Note: This is the first of two stories by NNPA Washington Correspondents Freddie Allen and Maya Rhodan examining how federal loan problems are failing Black students in college.] WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Like thousands of Black college students, Bethanie Read More

Press Room

Morgan State University Wins Back-to-Back Academic Championships at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Morgan State University Wins Back-to-Back Academic Championships at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Torrance, CA. April 8, 2013 – After two days of intense competition among 250 students representing 48 competing teams, Morgan State University claimed its second National Championship title in a row at the Read More

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Top Scholars Prepare to Take On Reigning National Academic Champion at 2013 Honda Campus All Star Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Top Scholars Prepare to Take On Reigning National Academic Champion at 2013 Honda Campus All Star Challenge Nation’s only HBCU academic competition brings best and brightest to Los Angeles area Torrance, Calif., March 20, 2013 – After hundreds of hours of studying, countless practice Read More

Politics

CBC Member Says Obama Disrespects Blacks

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief Rep. Alcee Hastings is Upset with Obama (Photo by Ann Ragland/NNPA) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (NNPA) – Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black Read More

Press Room

Wells Fargo Donates $3 Million to UNCF, Investing in America’s Future Leaders

Louis Barbash UNCF 202-810-0225 Louis.Barbash@UNCF.org Press Release Wells Fargo Donates $3 Million to UNCF, Investing in America’s Future Leaders Donation extends commitment to help students graduate   WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2013) – UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority Read More

Business

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announces $1.7 Million Partnership with Wells Fargo to Support Initiatives For Students Attending Public HBCUs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Tiffany L. Jones Tiffany.Jones@Tmcfund.org 212-573-8493 THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND ANNOUNCES $1.7 MILLION PARTNERSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC HBCUS NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 – Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced a multi-year, $1.7 million Read More