HBCU

via BlackAmericaWeb: 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 HBCUs. […]

via abcnews: Its been nearly a year since Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter used a racial slur. Schnatter stepped down as CEO of the Louisville-based pizza chain in 2017 and later resigned as its chair after blaming disappointing sales on the NFL player protests and using the N-word during a company conference call. This past […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: A few weeks ago billionaire Robert F. Smith put his money where his mouth is as he pledged to pay off the college debt of the entire 2019 Morehouse College graduating class. But another wealthy Black man has also supported almost 250 college students, keeping them from having any college debt in the first place. […]

via eurweb:source: Entrepreneurs Color Too entrepreneurscolortoo@yahoo.com Latoya Nicole (pictured above), bestselling author and owner of Entrepreneurs Color Too, is back with the release of her newest edition Alma Mater and it’s just in time for graduation! The coloring book is full of highlights that showcase the Black College Experience including its education, diversity and culture. The illustrations are […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: The cast of A Different World have come together to raise $360k in grants to award to nine HBCU’s. Jasmine Guy, Cree Summer, Kadeem Harrison and Darryl M. Bell teamed up with The Home Depot to announce the recipients of the “Retool Your School” grant, according to Blavity. The grant allows colleges and universities to use the money to make improvements on their […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: When Beyoncè paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer’s grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. From far and wide, some HBCU students are saying Beyonce’s routine was the main topic on their campus this week — even over finals. […]

via TheWashingtonPost: A mid-September conference on historically black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed. Omarosa Manigault Newman, an assistant to President Donald Trump and communications director for the White House Office of Public Liaison, said the summit has been moved to the White […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: source: TheRoot The nation’s oldest Historically Black University will stay open. Cheyney University was struggling financially and even looking at the option of closing their doors when the state of Pennsylvania stepped in. The state has granted a $30 million loan forgiveness to the University if they can keep a balanced budget over the next […]

President Donald Trump declared Sunday that his support for historically black colleges and universities remains “unwavering.” Trump sought to clarify an earlier statement that some higher education officials interpreted to mean that he planned to end a capital financing program that helps these institutions repair, renovate and build new facilities. Congressional Black Caucus members criticized […]

Roland Martin talks to Omarosa Manigault and Howard University’s Dr. Greg Carr about the HBCU executive order, Pell Grants and more. “It tells the agency what the President wants to get done. This President has done this within the first 40 days. We’ve moved the Executive Director from three tiers down, which is where President Obama […]

BET’s new show scripted show about a fictional Black college, The Quad, has generated some positive reviews. But its storylines that include a shady band director, a strip club-owning alumnus, a college president with secrets and issues of her own have angered others. Hampton University’s president, William R. Harvey had several issues with the show […]

Black Republicans are attempting to win over African-American voters in a new PSA that touts their party's support of HBCUs.