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OPINION: The Interlopers Better Recognize that Howard University isn’t going Anywhere

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By Kyra E. Azore, Originally published by The Grio (www.thegrio.com) For more than 150 years, Howard University has been located on sacred land. This great institution has been the training ground for so many global change agents such as activist Kwame...

Alabama College Opens Home for Amistad Slave Ship Murals

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By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —  A historically Black college in Alabama is unveiling a new home for murals that depict a famous revolt by African captives aboard a slave-trading ship more than 180 years ago.  Talladega College...

Booker to Give Commencement at Historically Black University

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By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to give the commencement address at a historically Black university in the critical early primary state of South Carolina. South Carolina State University announced Monday...

Ben Jealous: ‘Maryland Has Reneged’

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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 Coalition for Equity and Excellence...

Sports Review: Yale Visits Howard For MLK Day Matinee

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The intersection of sports and civil rights achievements came together for a uniquely ironic celebration on Dr. Martin Luther King’s federal holiday.  At the end of Yale’s 89-75 win over Howard in Northwest, D.C.,...

Bringing Awareness to Black Mental Health, Even at HBCUs

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By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] As women who were already “woke,” about the importance of prioritizing mental health care after experiences of their own Starr Barbour and Sasha Nicole teamed up to bring awareness to the Black community- that collaboration turned...

5K Moves To National Mall

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By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will host its “8th Annual HBCU...

`Transformational Leader’ Cummings Lies In State at U.S. Capitol

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By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO According to AFRO sources, Rep. Cummings’ funeral at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore Oct. 25, will be attended by former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as former Vice...

Proposed Bill Honors Parren Mitchell Legacy

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By Afro Staff Last week Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) introduced the Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019. The Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act will facilitate federal partnerships between the Small Business Administration (SBA)...

BSU and HU Alumni Earn DC HBCU Alliance Awards

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two distinguished alumni from Bowie State and Howard University are among the six-member class who will be presented with HBCU Alumni Awards September 20 as the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance holds its...

Fate of Annual HBCU Cuba Programs Unclear

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With President Donald Trump enacting a new Cuba policy that aims to, among other things, curb tourism to the communist island, educators running journalism programs at Howard University and Morgan State University need more time to digest how the...

Some Spelman Students Object to Atlanta’s Black Female Mayor

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By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Some students at Spelman College aren't happy about the selection of Atlanta's Black female mayor as this year's commencement speaker. The students at the city's historically Black women's college say they believe Mayor Keisha...

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