Our annual year-end tradition continues with the Digest 50, a recap of the top 50 moments, people and achievements over the last year at historically black colleges and universities.
Archives for December 2017
The Daily Advance today reports on a hot button subject for faculty members at Elizabeth City State University – salary and its role in morale and retention.
It is a matter of consensus that the GOP’s agenda is not beneficial to Black America. Given that taxes are the financing plan for any political agenda, it should come as no surprise that the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is par for the course.
[Read more…] about Impact of the GOP Tax Plan on HBCU Communities
A lot of black scholars and alumni of black colleges believe that there is a golden era coming for HBCUs thanks to Donald Trump and the social push against the extinction of white men as America’s power brokering class. But nothing about our consuming or political history suggests such a time is coming. In fact, we’re likely to make it worse sooner than later.
Kay Coles James, a Hampton University alumna and decorated Republican activist and policy influencer was this week announced as the unanimous choice to lead the Heritage Foundation, the nation’s largest conservative think tank.
[Read more…] about Hampton Alumna Kay Coles James Named President of Heritage Foundation
A corporate mainstay in black college sports renews its support of the oldest historically black athletics conference, as grocery conglomerate Food Lion and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association yesterday announced a three-year extension of their sponsorship agreement.
[Read more…] about CIAA Announces Three-Year Corporate Partnership Renewal with Food Lion
Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina’s 6th District commends North Carolina A&T State University’s football team on an undefeated season, capped with a victory in the 2017 Celebration Bowl. And asks House Speaker Paul Ryan to give him an ‘Aggie Pride.’
[Read more…] about WATCH – Rep. Mark Walker Asks Congress to Give Him an ‘Aggie Pride’
Courtesy of a Reddit thread, HBCU football fans may discover that guaranteed games against BCS competition can in fact pay off beyond a check.
Tommie Rush Jr. is one of four recent graduates of Mississippi Valley State University to earn a degree through the school’s ‘Complete 2 Compete’ program. He shared his personal story about the initiative designed to attract and graduate continuing and adult learners who paused their college careers for work and family, but returned for increased chances at professional mobility.
Democratic swings in Virginia and Alabama show that the nation is ready for a seismic shift in political solutions to long-standing attitudes and the policies they produce. David Burton, President of the coalition which successfully sued the State of Maryland for enhancing segregation against its four historically black colleges and universities, writes in the Afro American Newspaper about the sense of urgency for black Marylanders to capitalize on the moment.