HBCU

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ICYMI: Beyoncé and Balmain Release Line to Support HBCUs

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the collaboration will go to the United Negro College Fund. 

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READ: Harlem Hops Gives Craft Beer Fans a Black-Owned Home

Kim Harris, Stacey Lee and Kevin Bradford talked to The Undefeated about their new venture: Harlem’s first entirely Black-owned craft beer bar.

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West Virginia State University Honors Katherine Johnson With Statue, Scholarship

The mathemetician’s alma mater plans to endow the scholarship with $100,000 to support students seeking degrees in STEM.

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Beyoncé Celebrates HBCUs Off-Stage With $100,000 in Scholarships

The inaugural Homecoming Scholars Award Program will support four students at HBCUs throughout the South and Midwest.

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#Beychella Forever: Five Must-See Takes on Beyoncé's Coachella Debut

The singer brought an unapologetically Black celebration of HBCUs, #BlackGirlMagic and her own career to the California desert. 

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READ: Black University Faculty's Stirring Open Letter to Bethune-Cookman's Graduating Class

Black faculty at schools across the country came together to celebrate the students who would not be quiet in the face of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ participation in their graduation ceremony.

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Black Twitter Hearts Bethune-Cookman Grads for Protesting Betsy DeVos

Freshly minted graduates of the Florida HBCU responded to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech with boos and turned backs, and the Internet loved it.

HBCU to Confer Posthumous Aviation Degree on Trayvon Martin

Were he not killed by a vigilante, the aspiring pilot would likely be graduating from college this spring.

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HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill

“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”

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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.

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Howard University Cheerleaders Kneel During Anthem at Nation's Classic

The cheerleaders, like an entire Seattle high school’s football team and a legion of professional athletes, embraced Colin Kaepernick’s protest of choice over the weekend.

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Following Criticism for Racist Hosts, Airbnb Pledges Changes to Platform, Protocol

The reforms come after years of criticism from activists and users of color who feel the home-sharing website doesn’t do enough to address some users’ racist bias.

President Obama to Deliver Howard University's 2016 Commencement Address

The President will also receive the HBCU’s highest honor: an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Congresswoman Proposes Bill to Support HBCUs

If approved, the HBCU Innovation Fund Act will provide $250 million in competitive grants for historically Black colleges and universities.

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.