Supporters of Maryland’s four historically black colleges plan intense voter outreach and campaigning throughout 2018, to support favorable mediation between the HBCUs and the State as it settles a desegregation lawsuit mandated by a federal judge.
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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.
The court’s latest ruling creates more mediation between constituents at four historically black colleges and the State of Maryland.
The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board today suggests that a recent decision from Federal Judge Catherine C. Blake in a landmark lawsuit filed by HBCU advocates against the State of Maryland is a way forward in preserving interest for Maryland’s students.
The landmark case involving program duplication and a 21st century “separate but unequal” system of higher education will enter another mediation phase to create remedies for Maryland’s four historically black institutions.
The Greater Baltimore Committee recently honored Coppin State University as a strategic leader in the city for promoting entrepreneurship in underrepresented communities.
A report produced recently by the University of Baltimore (UB) analyzes the waning hope for Baltimore City Community College, a two-year school based in the city’s western district, less than a mile away from historically black Coppin State University.
Coppin State University earlier this month announced a new initiative to give graduates of a nearby community college admission pathways and free tuition at the four-year HBCU. To most, the program appears an obviously overdue partnership which can benefit Baltimore City’s marginalized communities in great ways.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host a city-wide college fair in conjunction with its 94th general convention on July 8 at Coppin State University beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Expected to host hundreds of students from the Baltimore-Metropolitan area, organizers said the college fair is designed to engage families and communities on areas of college preparation, affordability, and acclimation.
Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended last week’s HBCU equity trial with powerful arguments justifying the methods and costs to dismantle Maryland’s discriminatory system of higher education before U.S.
Juan Dixon, who left Baltimore nearly 20 years ago for College Park and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the history of the Maryland men’s basketball program, is finally coming home.
Historically black universities in Maryland have long been victimized by the state’s efforts to maintain two systems of higher education separating black students from white students. It has been a painful part of our reality of learning, teaching and graduating from HBCUs in the state for generations, but that pain is now a part of the federal legal record, thanks to an October 2013 federal court ruling by Judge Catherine Blake.
Donta Betts could’ve been one of Baltimore’s most acclaimed native sons, chiseling for himself a career in politics, criminal justice, the arts or sciences with a degree earned at Coppin State University – as so many before him did, even out of the signature overcast of Baltimore’s poverty and hopelessness.