For more than 14 years, no one has championed the cause of a good education for African Americans and other underserved students better than Dr. Michael Lomax, the president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund.
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Dr. Michael Lomax and the UNCF Continue to Champion HBCUs

NNPA NEWSWIRE — UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. […read more]

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Naomi Shelton has experience in education related community engagement both at the national and local levels and public administration. Currently, she is the Director of K-12 Advocacy at UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.
Commentary

Equity v. Equality

NNPA ESSA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — ESSA gives power back to the states to control education policy. Now, members of the community must hold their school leaders and elected officials accountable to implement system-wide and school-specific measures that ensure equity in our schools. […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

Op-Ed

Blacks Need More Racists

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF had accepted a $ 25 million contribution from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Read More

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Fonzworth Bentley and Tai Beauchamp Inspired Charlotte Students During UNCF’s Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo

              Media Valerie Williams 704-383-8025Valerie.williams@wellsfargo.com   FONZWORTH BENTLEY AND TAI BEAUCHAMP INSPIRED CHARLOTTE STUDENTS DURING UNCF’S EMPOWER ME TOUR PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO Day-long event motivated youth to excel in academic, financial and personal responsibility Charlotte, March 12, 2014  – The UNCF Read More

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Superstar Fonzworth Bentley and WBTV’s Tonya Rivens Host UNCF’s Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo in Charlotte

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2014 Media Contact: Joi Ridley UNCF Communications 202-810-0225 Joi.Ridley@uncf.org SUPERSTAR FONZWORTH BENTLEY AND WBTV’S TONYA RIVENS HOST UNCF’S EMPOWER ME TOUR PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO IN CHARLOTTE Inspiring youth to excel in academic, financial and personal responsibility CHARLOTTE (February 25, 2014) 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 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