HBCUs

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Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose [OPINION]

From affordable housing to college loans, Trump's proposed budget could mean serious reductions in services and programs vital to many Black lives. 

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Trump's HBCU Executive Order Criticized for Oversight, Funding Issues

Trump signed the executive order after meetings with HBCU presidents and Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

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Stanley Nelson Delivers a Fascinating New Documentary About HBCUs

Nelson, director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," is back with an intriguing history of HBCUs, "Tell Them We Are Rising." Here, a day after its Sundance debut, he talks about the triumphs and controversies of these still-essential institutions.

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Jay Z's Docuseries on Kalief Browder to Premiere at Sundance

Stanley Nelson's new documentary on HBCUs will also show at the festival in January.

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

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ICYMI: Hillary Clinton Pledges $25 Billion Investment in HBCUs

In a new op-ed for The Root, the Democratic presidential nominee outlined policies she says will help Black students across the country.

Nate Parker Creates Film and Drama School at HBCU

“The Birth of a Nation” director’s new program will launch this fall at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Bernie Sanders Kicks off HBCU Tour Today

The Democratic presidential nominee makes his first stop at South Carolina State University. 

Troy Davis' Nephew is Raising Money for Second Year at Morehouse

De'Juan Davis-Correia is majoring in engineering.

Move Over ESPN, Morehouse's Student Paper Has a Better 'Body Issue'

Three of the country's most storied HBCU's focus on self-affirmation, not just sexiness.

A Snapshot of an HBCU That's 90 Percent White

For decades HBCUs have been enrolling increasing numbers of non-black students. At Bluefield State College though, whites are in the overwhelming majority.

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security

Graduation Rates at Historically Black Colleges Drop

Graduation rates at historically black HBCUs, which were already facing scrutiny under a national push to improve outcomes in higher education, have fallen over the last five years.

Obamas to Black Grads: Good Job. Now Stop Being Such a Failure

Once again, the president uses his pulpit to browbeat black people for the failings he sees.