UNCF Issues First Ever State of HBCUs Address, Launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll
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UNCF Issues First Ever State of HBCUs Address, Launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll

Institutional leaders, elected officials, advocates and other supporters of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were in attendance Tuesday for the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) inaugural State of the HBCU Address, which put forth a comprehensive legislative agenda for Congressional members to further support HBCUs and their capacity to be engines of … Continue reading

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying
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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. … Continue reading

Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own
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Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own

BOSTON (AP) — Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked. More than 700 students and guests are registered to attend Harvard’s first Black Commencement, which will take place two days before the … Continue reading

Hampton Roads Voices: Mass Incarceration, Present Day Slavery to air Friday, May 5
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Hampton Roads Voices: Mass Incarceration, Present Day Slavery to air Friday, May 5

Over the past quarter-century, U.S. incarceration rates have nearly doubled, while crime rates have been cut in half. In fact, One out of three Black men of all ages can expect to serve time at some point in his life. The controversy of mass incarceration and its effects on private businesses, the community, and you … Continue reading

MCJR students bring awareness to HIV and AIDS in minorities
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MCJR students bring awareness to HIV and AIDS in minorities

Students enrolled in a Norfolk State University public relations course have decided to host an HIV/AIDS awareness panel discussion in honor of Project Choices’ ibook release. The event will take place on the campus of Norfolk State University in the Student Center, room 138B from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. The student body will be able to receive … Continue reading

Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap
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Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap

by Barry X. Campbell In 2014, there were more than 99,000 engineering graduates from American colleges. Among them, only 3,500 were African American. African Americans are a rarity in the tech space and it’s calling for a change. This low statistic of involvement has even prompted the government to involve themselves. Why are blacks not … Continue reading

Historically black colleges push for financial support
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Historically black colleges push for financial support

WASHINGTON (AP) – Presidents from a majority of the country’s historically black colleges and universities are in Washington this week, calling for $25 billion in the upcoming budget to help address priorities including infrastructure, college readiness and financial aid as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order aimed at signaling his commitment to the … Continue reading