Central State University will celebrate its rich history and recognize outstanding alumni doing its 131th Charter Day Convocation.
Dear Mr. Taylor:
Congratulations on your appointment as the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We are very familiar with your work ethic and have seen it in action for seven and a half years as the President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. We are confident that you will lead the Board of Advisors as well as influence the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
Johnny Taylor, former CEO and President of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund was today announced as the new chairman of the White House Advisory Board on HBCUs.
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Last week, Concordia College of Alabama became the third HBCU in the last three years to close either temporarily or on a permanent basis. But the story of the college’s demise isn’t exclusively found in how many students it couldn’t enroll, how its programs weren’t aligned with Selma’s industrial needs, or how the few people outside of the southeast who even knew the college existed didn’t realize it was in trouble.
A year after suspending admission for its three undergraduate nursing programs, officials at Dillard University today announced the reopening of applications for one of its signature schools.
This morning on my drive to work I listened, as I always do, to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Shaun King, noted Civil Rights activist and writer, offered a poignant perspective this morning on the historical significance of the blockbuster movie, “Black Panther.”
What does it say about the culture of historically black colleges and universities when a film billed as the seminal history of the sector treats the sector itself as a footnote in a lazy, myopic view of the Civil Rights Movement?
Marvel’s latest superhero juggernaut “Black Panther” will have a historic opening weekend, with some experts predicting $300 million in global box office receipts accompanying the historic moment in black cinema solidarity.
Central State University has been selected to partner with a national project to train students to be informed and engaged citizens.
Fisk University Trustee Robert W. Norton and his wife Janice have donated $1 million to the school’s general scholarship fund, following a movement of increased philanthropy at the historic private HBCU.