HBCU advocates and supporters throughout Washington D.C. are head over heels in love with details from the recently-released Omnibus bill, which proposes significant increases for vital funding resources for historically black colleges and universities.
Less than a year ago, Florida A&M University was boxed out of performance-based funding after posting third-to-last on several of the state’s metrics for institutional success. Nine months later, the state legislature threw more zeroes at its flagship historically black college, while its predominantly white neighbor came up aces in new capital funding.
North Carolina A&T State University alumna, former Bennett College professor and Rep. Alma Adams talks about a national challenge to American corporations to hire more HBCU graduates and growing interest from the Republican party in HBCU advocacy.
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.
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.
Yesterday, news broke that four historically black universities will no longer owe the federal government money they borrowed to help rebuild campuses ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
While we cannot determine which direction immigration policy will take, most can agree that support for new policies will be the responsibility of all Americans. This is particularly vital for colleges and universities, as new laws and programs will change the way campuses think about recruitment, enrollment, marketing, curriculum and outreach as a result of what may come from Capitol Hill.
There is a sense among many presidents at historically black colleges and universities that the Trump Administration, while not overly friendly to HBCUs by initiative or policy, has been a salve against what many expected would happen in a fury of budget cuts and racism-driven reforms.
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.
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.’
While Alabama voters produced a stunning upset in this week’s election, the path to the historic democratic victory in the state’s special election for a US Senate seat may have left several historically black colleges behind in the effort to encourage voter turnout.
In August, I launched a petition calling for the postponement of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2017 HBCU Week Conference. It took approximately 36 hours for my petition to reach its intended audience―I know this because in that time frame, one of our high ranking officials contacted me personally to inform me of the progress that my petition had made.
Omarosa Manigault, a polarizing figure who brought HBCU pedigree to the controversial Trump administration, will resign in January the White House today announced.