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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]

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

Louis Barbash UNCF 202-810-0225 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]


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 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]