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    Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

    Update on HBCU Coalition’s Lawsuit Against Maryland

    By Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham, Sr., Special to the AFRO In 2006, a coalition of HBCU students, alumni and other HBCU supporters filed a lawsuit in the Maryland Federal District Court against the State of Maryland alleging...

    HBCUs Vulnerable Under Trump Administration

    By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO With the resignation of the White House’s chief enforcer of consumer protection for student loan receivers Monday, uncertainty mounts as to how students and their parents will finance the...

    AFRO-American Newspaper and Morgan State University Partner to Launch Statewide Polling to Gauge African-American...

    AFRO-American Newspaper and Morgan State University Partner to Launch Statewide Polling to Gauge African-American Opinion N.J.-based Braun Research, Inc. and Morgan’s Institute for Urban Research to Survey and Analyze Attitudes of Black Residents Toward...

    Oral Arguments Scheduled for HBCU-Maryland Inequality Case

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia A coalition of HBCU students, alumni and others from Maryland are planning to pack the Fourth District Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia next month for...

    Ben Jealous: ‘Maryland Has Reneged’

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Maryland HBCU advocates are bracing for another round in court in the twelve-year legal battle to dismantle the state’s dual system of higher education.  HBCU Advocates, represented by The...

    Morgan School of Business Wins Top Architecture Award

    By AFRO Staff The American Institute of Architects’ Baltimore’s chapter named Morgan State University as its top winner during its Excellence in Design Awards ceremony on Oct. 19 at Baltimore’s Center Stage. Morgan copped the top...

    Brazile Lands Teaching Gig at Howard

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When Donna Brazile began her work as a lecturer at Howard University on Sept. 4, everyone was expecting her to lecture on the virtues of working in politics and...

    Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

    By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase...

    Leveraging Pastors’ Support for Hogan to Settle HBCU Case

    Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr. The recent declaration of support given by several Maryland Black pastors for the reelection of Larry Hogan as Governor has generated mixed reactions in the...

    Maryland HBCU Students, Alumni Demand Billions in Damages

    “A billion is not enough,” said Senator Joan Carter Conway (D) District 43 at HBCU Night, a convening of legislators and students, presidents and alumni of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Approximately...

    From HBO to HU: Howard AD Davis Brings HBO Savvy to HBCU Sports

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Few people in sports know the exhilaration of constantly being at the epicenter of world-class events.  Howard University Athletics Director Kery Davis does.  The former HBO Boxing executive...

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