First Call-to-Action Robert F. Smith made headlines back in the spring of 2019 while delivering a commencement speech at Morehouse College. During the speech, Smith announced he paid the student debt obligations for the group of approximately 400 graduating students. Smith, a billionaire tech investor
Fisk University is one of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) making gains in enrollment. The Covid-19 pandemic led to enrollment decreases and financial difficulties for HBCUs. These gains in enrollment are due to an appreciation of the contributions HBCUs made to black culture.
One of the biggest media news items involving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in recent years was the appointment of Deion Sanders as the head football coach at Jackson State University (JSU). The main reason behind the news coverage is the notoriety of Sanders,
Homecoming is the title of a movie starring and produced by Beyonce´ that pays tribute to the role Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) played in her life. The movie recreates her memories of attending HBCU homecoming events with her parents and is full of
Alabama State University (ASU), located in Montgomery, Alabama the state capitol, is the third Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to select a high-profile veteran NFL player with no coaching experience for the position of the head football coach for the upcoming 2022 football season.
Based on this recently published article on November 7, 2021 Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU), a Texas HBCU, received a $50 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Jeff Bezos, who has quietly given billions of dollars to underfunded organizations since 2020. While this is a
Only after weeks of sit-ins protest, where students slept in tents outside the Blackburn University Center, protesting what they said were poor housing conditions and the lack of student representation on the Board of Trustees, were students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., able to
Steve Harvey, the acclaimed comedian, television show host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, and Robert Smith , a billionaire tech investor and philanthropist touted by Forbes as the richest Black person in America, teamed up to provide HBCU students with additional resources to pay for the cost of a college
“HBCUs as Engines of Black Economic Mobility’’, an article by McKinsey Consulting, which is a management accounting firm established by a University of Chicago profess in 1926, lists five activities that HBCUs can provide to accelerate black economic mobility. HBCUs were and are still engaged in
The administrative leadership of Southern University is making a bold commitment to improve the living conditions of its students and the surrounding campus community by implementing a $760 million multi-year strategic master plan. The master plan is built upon the input obtained from the students