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HCF celebrates the 53rd Anniversary mark of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund organization celebrates today which marks the 53rd anniversary of one of the largest political rallies for human rights demanding civil and economic rights for African-Americans in the United States, the March on Washington which took placed on August 28, 1963. The march was organized by A. Phillip Randolph… Continue reading HCF celebrates the 53rd Anniversary mark of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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NCAT Alum Terrence J to give keynote address during Welcome Week Convocation on August 16

  GREENBORO, NC – North Carolina A&T State University, an HBCU located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is prepared to welcome students into its largest freshman class in school history this week. To jump start the new academic year, the university is hosting a week-long series of events and activities which began August 13 and will… Continue reading NCAT Alum Terrence J to give keynote address during Welcome Week Convocation on August 16

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HCF announces its Student Assembly Board of Directors program and open application process

CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF), a non-profit organization based in Chicago with the mission to supporting the significance and campaigning to raising funds for students scholarships and services at HBCU’s, has announced its Student Assembly Board of Directors program. The Student Assembly Board of Directors (SABoD) is a component comprised of HBCU students… Continue reading HCF announces its Student Assembly Board of Directors program and open application process

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ECSU Chancellor Conway gives State of the University Address to Faculty and Staff

ELIZABETH CITY, NC.- Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Thomas E.H. Conway Jr., stood before an auditorium full of faculty members and educators delivering a State of University speech that at its core extolled the virtues of excellence. The speech was delivered on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, during the Faculty Institute on the ECSU campus. Conway… Continue reading ECSU Chancellor Conway gives State of the University Address to Faculty and Staff

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Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

  Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute, one of the oldest educational institutions for African-American in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1907 in Jefferson Davis County by Jonas Edward “J.E.” Johnson (1873-1953) a graduate of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, and his wife Bertha LaBranche Johnson (1882-1971) a graduate of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.… Continue reading Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

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NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White to take leave of absence to continue cancer treatment

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, who has been undergoing treatment for cancer, will be taking a leave of absence in order to fully focus her energies on her treatment, the school and the university system announced Monday. Saunders-White is a former U.S. deputy assistance secretary for higher education programs who… Continue reading NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White to take leave of absence to continue cancer treatment

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Chicago HBCU Alumni Alliance to host “Be Heard” open forum on August 12

  CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago HBCU Alumni Alliance to host “Be Heard” open forum on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. This forum is open to discuss current events, core concerns and possible solutions. The talk will be moderated by Kenya Simone of 106.3 FM… Continue reading Chicago HBCU Alumni Alliance to host “Be Heard” open forum on August 12

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50 years later, we remember the 1st step of Dr. King Jr.’s 1000-Mile March in Chicago

It was 50 years ago that the civil rights movement moved to Chicago in the protest against the cramped and segregated housing conditions. On January 26, 1966, King moved into an apartment on 1550 S. Hamlin Ave., on Chicago’s west side near Douglas Park. It is archived that King moved into the apartment “to dramatize… Continue reading 50 years later, we remember the 1st step of Dr. King Jr.’s 1000-Mile March in Chicago

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Kentucky State University partners with Pearson to offer free e-textbooks for students

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State University (KSU) has announced that the university is making college more affordable for students by partnering with Pearson, a New York-based learning company, to offer e-textbooks to all KSU students for a flat fee. While Pearson has agreed to offer a flat fee, KSU has offered to cover the other… Continue reading Kentucky State University partners with Pearson to offer free e-textbooks for students

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Did you know, The Chicago Politician and Clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr.?

  Did you know? On August 3, 1957, lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr., was the first African-American appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as Chair of his committee on government employment policy, working to reduce racial discrimination. The youngest of five children born to the Reverend Archibald J. Carey, a… Continue reading Did you know, The Chicago Politician and Clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr.?