Talladega College has decided to march in Donald Trump’s inaugural parade. There may be some short term benefit that their administration believes they will get from this but there will be longer lasting repercussions.
Howard University’s Showtime Marching Band has gone silent in protest because they say they haven’t received scholarship money from the school’s administration. It started at Saturday’s football game, when the band wore all black as they performed, staging a #SilentShowtime protest. Watch more on this story here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/11/howard-u-marching-band-goes-silent.html
Here we go again. Here are the top 10 HBCU’s for the 2014 / 2015 school year as picked by US News & World Report. Did your school make the list? Find out here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/09/top-10-hbcu-20152016.html
Michael Lomax is the head of the United Negro College Fund. On Sunday in Atlanta, the UNCF holds its 36th annual telethon. Lomax sees the event as part of a greater effort to recruit a new generation of African-American stars to donate to the organization, which distributes millions in aid annually to historically black colleges and universities and provides scholarships to racial and ethnic minority students to attend all types of institutions. Here are five things to know about the UNCF, based on an Associated Press interview with Lomax. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/five-things-united-negro-college-fund.html
16th seeded MEAC champion Hampton and 16th seeded MAAC champions Manhattan played in the first game of the NCAA Tournament (the play-in game or a First Four game if you prefer) with Hampton coming out on top 74-64. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/03/hampton-beats-manhattan-to-win-opening.html
The country’s first African American president is finding himself increasingly at odds with a cornerstone of the African American community: historically black colleges and universities. Leaders at these schools and some black lawmakers say the Obama administration has been pushing policies for years that hurt students – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/03/historically-black-schools-say-obamas.html
Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/would-free-community-college-hurt-hbcus.html