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    DMV HBCU Report: Howard and Bowie State Keep Title Hopes Alive

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Howard Escapes Morgan with Tough Road Win There’s always a battle of cultures when Howard faces Morgan State in one of the understated HBCU sports rivalries.  When the blue...

    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...

    Williams Will Return to Howard

    By Mark F. Gray , Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Howard University got a major lift for its basketball program next season by not losing its best remaining player, who was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first...

    DMV HBCU Report: Howard Guards Play Big in Loss to Georgetown

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Georgetown’s men’s basketball program has been as benevolent as any philanthropist when it comes to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Under John Thompson, Sr. the Hoyas began a tradition...

    After HBCU Equity Lawsuit Decision, HBCUs Plan Path Forward

    Representatives of Maryland’s historically Black college and universities recently met with alumni plaintiffs in a decade-old lawsuit challenging inequality in the state’s higher education system (HBCU Equity Lawsuit)—a suit which recently ended with a...

    HBCU Commencements Targeted by Controversial Westboro Baptist Church

    By Mo Barnes, NNPA Newswire For the past four years students of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark-Atlanta University have labored for educational and personal development in pursuit of their degrees. But this year, the upcoming...

    Bennett College Sues To Keep Accreditation After Lost Appeal

    By The Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — One of the two remaining historically black private women's colleges in the United States is suing to keep its doors open after losing its appeal to have...

    History is on the Side of HBCUs

    Almost eleven years ago the lawyers for The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education filed a class action suit against the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The Coalition represents students and alumni of the...

    The Black Renaissance Is Real: HBCUs See Record Growth in 2017

    Last week I went to Howard University’s homecoming, and like Deon Cole, Chance the Rapper and Malia Obama at the 2012 inauguration, I was reminded that once you see he bands stomping, the music playing and the quad...

    HBCU settlement pending, but lawmakers say it’s not enough

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Historically Black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state...

    HBCU Plaintiffs Present Powerful Closing Arguments in Equity Lawsuit against State of Maryland

    Challenge State’s Meager Attempts to Provide Viable Solutions to Address Racist Practices (Updated 06/16/2017) - Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended last week’s HBCU equity trial with powerful arguments justifying the...

    HBCUs Remain ‘Resilient’, Seek to Partner with Congress

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In his address on , Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) proudly spoke of the strength of Historically Black Colleges and...

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