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Category Archives: HBCU’s and Politics

Five Years Later: Still Trying to Remember Trayvon Martin

On Saturday Trayvon Martin received a posthumous baccalaureate degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University. It’s a strange thing to think about. FMU announced the award via Facebook and said that the degree was to honor Martin’s desire to become a pilot before … Read More…

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Read the Room: Betsy DeVos was Booed at Commencement

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is absolutely no stranger to criticism. But as she delivered her commencement speech to a packed room of graduates and families at Bethune-Cookman University, a Florida HBCU, criticism became a powerful reminder of the tensions between black students … Read More…

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The HBCU Collective Meeting Capitol Hill Law Makers

A group of alumni, students, and activists dubbed the “HBCU Collective” took to Washington last Thursday. The HBCU Collective met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to make sure they follow up on President Trump’s promise to increase support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. … Read More…

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The HBCU Role in Building a Diverse Workforce

A 2014 report from the Association of Governing Boards summarized some of the routine challenges being confronted by these schools. “Today, in an era of rapid transformation, HBCUs face historic challenges as well as new obstacles. Questions about sustainability, cost, quality, and mission … Read More…

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HBCU International Students Networking Tips

There are many international students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Students come from all over the world to attend colleges in the US and many actually choose HBCU’s for competitive academic programs.  Latest data on HBCU International students: HBCU’s with certification … Read More…

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Performance Evaluation of FAMU President Released

Executives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities are coming under fire and scrutiny from all directions.  From students and parents lamenting the high costs of education, to state governments evaluating the funding of these schools or alumni concerned about the value of their … Read More…

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