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    Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community grieving. “It is with a heavy...

    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...

    Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday. The order is...

    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...

    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...

    King Becomes DC HBCU Alumni Alliance President

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Dr. Nardos E. King, a 1987 alumnus of Virginia State University has been elected as the new President of the Washington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance.  Dr. King replaces Hampton...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...
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