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    AFRO’s Draper to Step Down from Morgan Board

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Morgan State University held its quarterly meeting of the Board of Regents May 7 and one of its longest serving members announced she would not seek reappointment. Dr. Frances M. Draper,...

    Expelled in 1956, Black Woman Gets Doctorate At U of Alabama

     By The Associated Press Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree May 3 from the university where her presence brought mobs of protesters in...

    Roland Martin To Deliver Commencement Address At Bowie State

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Provocative, award winning and controversial multimedia journalist Roland Martin is set to offer the impactful parting words to Bowie State University’s class of 2019, when he delivers the commencement address...

    Morgan State Football Player Drafted and Lands New Basketball Coach

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A big week for Morgan State athletics reached a high water mark during the NFL Draft and on the college basketball sidelines.  Offensive lineman Joshua Miles was drafted in...

    OPINION: The Interlopers Better Recognize that Howard University isn’t going Anywhere

    By Kyra E. Azore, Originally published by The Grio (www.thegrio.com) For more than 150 years, Howard University has been located on sacred land. This great institution has been the training ground for so many global change...

    37 D.M.V. High School Students Receive $2,500 UNCF Scholarship

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) continued to celebrate its 75th anniversary this week by giving away 37 scholarships, worth $2,500 each, to D.M.V. students who will be attending...

    Underrepresented: The Ida B. Wells Society Provides Investigative Reporter Training to Black Journalists

    By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent It’s no secret that Black journalists are underrepresented within newsrooms across the nation — especially in terms of specialized investigative journalism. In March, a dispute between CNN and the National...

    Some Spelman Students Object to Atlanta’s Black Female Mayor

    By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Some students at Spelman College aren't happy about the selection of Atlanta's Black female mayor as this year's commencement speaker. The students at the city's historically Black women's college...

    Tuition Increases Should Have Minimal Impact on MD HBCUs

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] When the Maryland Board of Regents unanimously voted to increase the tuition for out-of-state students it was seen as a way to minimize financial impact on those who wanted to...

    Harris’ Campaign Focuses on Black Colleges for Support

    By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically Black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life....

    Howard President Claps Back

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Over the weekend Howard University’s President weighed in on the controversy regarding neighborhood residents using the school’s “yard” as a porta-potty for pups. It all started when news outlets began...

    Legislative Update: Bill Would Provide Protections to Student Loan Borrowers

    By Daniel Oyefusi, Capital News Service Wade Davis called Navient’s customer service in March, hoping to adjust the payment plan for his student loan. Davis, 36, a freelance musician seeking full-time employment, said he couldn’t commit...

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