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Black History Month Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

I am Black history. I am Black excellence. I am Charlie Nelms, who is an educator and administrator. I served as the tenth chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. I was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas in 1946, and I enrolled at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (now the University of… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

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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. Professor… Continue reading Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

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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 minister… Continue reading Did you know, the Chicago Politician and Clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr.?

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Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Freddie Hartfield ’50, Arkansas AM&N/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Graduate and Professor

HCF and its Kwesi Ronald Harris Division of Historical Records commemorates Black History Month remembering those important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. During Black History Month, HCF will focus on students and alumni of HBCUs, and individuals who made or are making history in the African-American community. Dr. Freddie Hartfield,… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Freddie Hartfield ’50, Arkansas AM&N/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Graduate and Professor

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Why It’s Crucial to Invest Back into Your HBCU More Than Ever

The ongoing state and federal cuts to funding are continuous hitting higher ed as we continue to face an economic crisis in America. The main attack is on nation historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which raises the question, “Are our black colleges relevant?” And the answer is very much “yes.” HBCUs were established independently… Continue reading Why It’s Crucial to Invest Back into Your HBCU More Than Ever

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The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2018

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” – Marian Anderson. As President and CEO of the HBCU Campaign Fund organization, a supportive non-profit group for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leadership plays a substantial role in the operation of an institution. This select… Continue reading The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2018

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Why Betsy DeVos Should Speak at Bethune-Cookman University Commencement, HCF Supports

As the countdown begins to the most controversy moment of the year, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization stands in support of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivering the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday, May 10th at 12 noon. There are a mass number of disagreement towards the commencement address speaker. Conversely,  I… Continue reading Why Betsy DeVos Should Speak at Bethune-Cookman University Commencement, HCF Supports

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Meet the 107th HBCU – Simmons College of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY – Do you know about the 107th HBCU Simmons College of Kentucky? Have you even heard about it? Simmons College of KY was designated as the 107th Historically Black College and University (HBCU) on April 13, 2016. Simmons College joins Kentucky State University as the second HBCU in Kentucky. Simmons history dates back… Continue reading Meet the 107th HBCU – Simmons College of Kentucky

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Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

ORANGEBURG, SC – Fifty years ago, on February 8, 1968, the Orangeburg Massacre events happened in Orangeburg, South Carolina at South Carolina State University.  HBCU Campaign Fund organization and the Office of the President and CEO, Founder Demetrius Johnson Jr., stand in commemorates with the Orangeburg community in recognizing the martyrs whose lives were taken… Continue reading Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968, Which Killed SC State Students

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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