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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.?

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2016 HBCU Football Classics information and dates

It’s ALMOST HBCU football season… and you know what that means?? It’s CLASSIC time!!!! Get the information that you need regarding which classic to go to, where and how to get tickets below. You can also see this information on HBCU Campaign Fund’s website here.  Classic & Date  Location  Opponents  Tickets  John A. Merritt Classic… Continue reading 2016 HBCU Football Classics information and dates

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Rapper, activist, entrepreneur David Banner to speak at UAPB on August 25

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has announced that GRAMMY Award winning music producer, recording artist, philanthropist, civic activist, actor and HBCU alum David Banner will speak on August 25 during Welcome Week at the university. This free, public event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons… Continue reading Rapper, activist, entrepreneur David Banner to speak at UAPB on August 25

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UAPB soars forward with new restaurants and campus services renovations

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a historically black college and university (HBCU) located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is moving forward with changes to their campus. On July 11, 2016, the university announced that popular food chains Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks will be opening soon on campus with renovations being made… Continue reading UAPB soars forward with new restaurants and campus services renovations