Congressman James Clyburn looks on as students from Bowie State Entrepreneurial Academy show off a small machine they created as part of the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Center. (Photo by Ryan Pelham)

By Deborah Bailey,
AFRO DC Editor

US Rep. James Clyburn (D-S. Carolina) got off of Capitol Hill last week and visited with students on the campus of Bowie State University. During a forum held in the Student Ballroom, Clyburn answered questions from students about the recent rash of HBCU bomb threats reported at Bowie State and more than 57 HBCUs across the nation. The Congressman also discussed funding for HBCU’s, the Maryland HBCU Court Settlement and student mental health during the pandemic.

Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux greets Congressman James Clyburn in advance of meeting with students at the University. (Photo by Ryan Pelham)

Referring to the 10-year timeline expected for Maryland HBCU Settlement funds to be dispersed, Clyburn implored students to use their voices saying “you need to ensure your school receives the money from the court settlement sooner rather than later.” Clyburn was accompanied by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Delegate Darryl Barnes (D-PG County) Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.  

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