Maryland State Delegate Charles E. Sydnor III discusses his HB 1062, which seeks to support the state’s HBCUs in their legal fight to eliminate illegal program duplication from predominantly white institutions.
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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.
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.
A few weeks ago, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held graduation exercises for its physical therapy program, with 29 new doctoral students entering a vibrant workforce with growth potential in the region and throughout the state.
Five years from now, the State of Mississippi will make its final payout to its three public historically black universities as mandated by a Supreme Court desegregation decision ordered in 1992 and implemented by the state a decade later.
Students from Maryland’s four public historically black colleges and universities continued their fight to raise awareness of funding inequity against the institutions with a rally last week in Baltimore City.
The event gathered hundreds of students and alumni from Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in a show of support for federal judge Catherine Blake’s efforts to remedy in favor of the black colleges, which four years ago she ruled were victimized by a separate-but-unequal system of higher education that operated with shades of racial separation rivaled only by systems in the deep south during the throes of segregation.
Faculty members from Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities will hold a rally this week to protest inequitable funding from the state towards its HBCUs, and the unsatisfactory remedies it has promoted to fix the separate-but-equal system of higher education for black and white students.
By: Carrie Wells – The Baltimore Sun
A U.S. District Court judge rejected Tuesday a proposal to merge the University of Baltimore into Morgan State University, calling it “extreme.”
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In an editorial published by the Baltimore Sun yesterday, three of Maryland’s four historically black college presidents rejected a proposal from the University of Maryland System to remedy its decades-long maintenance of a ‘separate but equal’ system of higher education for black and white students.
The Real News Network Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Morgan State University President Emeritus Earl Richardson and Coppin State University Assistant Professor Kenneth Morgan, about the ongoing Maryland HBCU ‘separate but equal’ litigation.