West Va. State NAACP Chapter Wins National Recruitment Award

The West Virginia State University undergraduate chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is one of the fastest-growing chapters in the country. It’s work to increase membership from six to 40 over the last two years was recognized at the NAACP’s annual convention in Las Vegas last month.
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Digest Five – Top HBCU Alumni Giving Campaigns

Alumni at historically Black colleges and universities nationwide are changing the narrative on philanthropy for their alma maters. Using social media, word of mouth and traditional media coverage, HBCU graduates and advocates are finding new communities of small-to-mid-level donors, and making significant changes in the way we think about financial support for Black colleges.
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For HBCUs, ‘Hurricane Accountability’ Will Be Extinction-Level Event

032114_John_LeeUsually when a hurricane is approaching, the public is given plenty of notice that a hurricane may be forming and headed in their direction. As I look at the changes that have happened in higher education, I do not believe that HBCUs – individually or collectively – understand the perfect storm that is brewing; they do not see the category five hurricane headed their way.
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Maryland HBCU Lawsuit Leaves No Room for Mistakes in Selection of Next Chancellor

The history of racism and discrimination in this country makes it hard for African-Americans to criticize one of our own ascending to heights of increased responsibility, authority and influence. Even when one of us is promoted in the wrong way, or for the wrong reason, it seems that we readily steep ourselves in cultural obligation to support and defend those who are our color, but not necessarily our kind.
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Marching 100 a Point of Emphasis in Tennessee State-FAMU Football Negotiations

The Tallahassee Democrat today reports on intensifying negotiations between the presidents at Tennessee State University and Florida A&M University, with the FAMU Marching 100 at the center of their talks on current and future plans for the 70-year-old football rivalry.
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WATCH – Some Fort Valley State Students Disagree with Campus Tobacco Ban

WMGT in Atlanta reports this week on a segment of students at Fort Valley State University, who don’t support news of a campus tobacco ban.
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Morehouse School of Medicine Professor Named President of National Medical Association

Morehouse School of Medicine Professor Lawrence Sanders Jr. was recently elected as president of the National Medical Association, pledging greater focus on health care equity and accessibility. From the release:
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