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HBCU Campaign Fund Participates in #GivingTuesday set for November 29 in Support of HBCU Education

CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and… Continue reading HBCU Campaign Fund Participates in #GivingTuesday set for November 29 in Support of HBCU Education

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Arkansas Baptist College Show Cause Accreditation Status Lifted

LITTLE ROCK, AR – On November 3, 2016, during a meeting The Board of Directors of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) removed the Show-Cause Order from Arkansas Baptist College. In the fall of 2015, HLC placed Arkansas Baptist College on the Show-Cause Order due to alleged financial and administrative oversights. The Board determined that the… Continue reading Arkansas Baptist College Show Cause Accreditation Status Lifted

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Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette to Co-Chair Austin’s Institutional Anti-Racism Task Force

AUSTIN, TX – Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced a task force group on Wednesday that will explore ways the city can combat institutional racism within criminal justice, health, education, finance and housing. The group will be made up of 49 members to take a comprehensive look at institutional racism and make recommendations by March. The… Continue reading Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette to Co-Chair Austin’s Institutional Anti-Racism Task Force

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Chicago State University student to be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner announced on Wednesday, November 10 the 2016 outstanding college  students who will be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The academy will recognize these students during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11 a.m.  Saturday, November 12 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. Darren Martin, 37, senior… Continue reading Chicago State University student to be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

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There is still time to get in on preserving a legacy with Allstate Quotes for Education Program

  Since August, Allstate Insurance Company who has partner with the Tom Joyner Foundation is encouraging alumni and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to protect the legacy of HBCUs and their students by participating in the company’s annual Quotes for Education (QFE) program. In its eighth year, Allstate will donate up to… Continue reading There is still time to get in on preserving a legacy with Allstate Quotes for Education Program

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Alabama State University board removes President Gwendolyn Boyd and begins search for replacement

MONTGOMERY, AL – Just one week after Jackson State University’s President Dr. Carolyn Meyers release her resignation, another female president is gone from the HBCU scene. The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has voted 8-6 in removing Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd from president at ASU. According to a source, the removal came about Friday during… Continue reading Alabama State University board removes President Gwendolyn Boyd and begins search for replacement

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UAPB alumni fiery over continuous football losing streak and raise voices for a new head football coach

PINE BLUFF, AR– After the Golden Lions has taken their fourth straight homecoming loss against Alabama A&M on Oct. 15 with the score of 40-7, the Lions traveled to Baton Rouge against Southern with a loss of 17-49 and then proceeding to Grambling and losing 0-70. The alumni are fiery over the continuous football losing… Continue reading UAPB alumni fiery over continuous football losing streak and raise voices for a new head football coach

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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige named as interim president of Jackson State University

JACKSON, MS – The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has named former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige as interim president of Jackson State University on Tuesday, Nov. 1. He will step into the role on Nov. 7. Dr. Glenn Boyce, IHL commissioner, said, “Jackson State University is a tremendous university. We are in… Continue reading Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige named as interim president of Jackson State University

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2016 Toyota SWAC Football Championship announced

The 2016 SWAC Football Championship is set to return to Houston, Texas this year as The Southwestern Athletic Conference renewed its contract with NRG Stadium for three more years. The winner of the East and West Divisions will meet for Judgement Day Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. CT. Last season, Alcorn State earned back-to-back… Continue reading 2016 Toyota SWAC Football Championship announced

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Simmons College of Kentucky gears forward to preparing leaders and empowering the community

LOUISVILLE, KY – In April 2015, Simmons College of Kentucky (SCKY) was designated as the 107th historically black college and university joining Kentucky State University as the second HBCU in Kentucky. Now Simmons College is making moves and gearing forward in several ways to preparing the next leaders of tomorrow while empowering the community. SCKY… Continue reading Simmons College of Kentucky gears forward to preparing leaders and empowering the community