Leaders in the Trump Administration, at historically black colleges and universities and their advocacy organizations have about one week to decide if the longstanding White House Initiative on HBCUs should continue to exist.
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Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) and 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Friday urged U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to provide clarity on cuts to an Upward Bound program designed to help low-income students attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s attempt to walk back his recent comments on HBCUs.
One of the great lessons learned from the historic Obama White House years is that politics don’t always provide clear definitions of allies and interests. Elected black officials nationwide are often forced into the unenviable position of having to choose between these two things, in order to balance their careers in civic service and their commitments to those who elect them to office.
We talk with Congresswoman Alma Adams about her most recent efforts with the HBCU Caucus, funding gaps in the proposed federal skinny budget, and how HBCU alumni can influence the policy making process on behalf of their institutions.
Members of the federal Congressional Black Caucus presented a comprehensive list of budget considerations and policy recommendations to President Donald Trump, just hours before he and members of his executive cabinet met with more than 80 presidents and chancellors of historically black colleges and universities.