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Local HBCU Students Earn ROTC Scholarships

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By the time she completed elementary school, Jasmine Jones could pack clothing military style. Her father, a career U.S. Navy man, provided the tutelage. Now, 10 years later, Jones is getting an assist from the U.S. Army. Jones, an ROTC...

Bowie State QB Earns Nation’s Top HBCU Football Honors

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For someone reluctant to embrace the spotlight and the history that he’s making with each passing game, Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall continues to solidify his place as the greatest football player in school history.  Now he has established...

Gov. Hogan’s $100M Offer to HBCU’s `A Slap in the Face’

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Governor Larry Hogan’s recent letter to Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Del. Cheryl Glenn (D-45), offering to settle the 12-year long Maryland HBCU Equity lawsuit evoked strong reactions from HBCU advocates and Maryland lawmakers this week. The language of Hogan’s letter,...

Hogan’s $100M Offer to HBCU’s Described as an “Insincere Gesture”, “Slap-in the Face”, “Peanuts”

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In a letter addressed to the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Chairwoman Cheryl Glenn this week, Gov. Larry Hogan signaled a willingness to resolve the decade-long Maryland HBCU Equity lawsuit. Hogan offered Maryland’s HBCU’s up to $100 million over...

Following Court Ruling, Md. Lawmakers Again Introduce HBCU Support Bill

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As she has each year for the past decade, Maryland State Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Dist. 43) testified before her colleagues in support of a bill to promote equality between the state’s HBCUs, and its traditionally White institutions. This year,...

#BlackCollegesMatter: Allies of Maryland’s HBCUs Need To #StayWoke

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Earlier this month, Maryland’s Attorney General asked federal judge Catherine C. Blake to immediately stop the process of appointing a federal monitor who could bring long awaited equity and justice to Maryland’s four Historically Black Institutions (HBIs).  The State...

HBCU Supporters Outline 2018 Plans

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Students, alumni and supporters of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCU’s) are taking their battle to stop the decades of discrimination against them by Maryland,  to the Maryland General Assembly and the state’s voting booths in...

After HBCU Equity Lawsuit Decision, HBCUs Plan Path Forward

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Representatives of Maryland’s historically Black college and universities recently met with alumni plaintiffs in a decade-old lawsuit challenging inequality in the state’s higher education system (HBCU Equity Lawsuit)—a suit which recently ended with a federal court deciding in favor...

Documentary on History of HBCUs Screened at Morgan

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Historically Black colleges and universities have served African-American communities for 150-plus years, but they are frequently underrepresented, according to filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Furthermore, he said, many stories are left untold in mainstream media. Nelson is attempting to change that...

Former SEC Quarterback Savoring HBCU Experience at Grambling

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GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — DeVante Kincade was bouncing around a humid basketball gym in August, wiping sweat from his forehead while trying to sink 3-pointers. With a football. Grambling's senior quarterback was about to help lead a football practice on...

Decision Postpones Justice for Md. HBCU’s; Special Master Appointed

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The long-running lawsuit by HBCU alumni, students, and others against the state of Maryland over the effects of duplicating successful programs at HBCUs took another twist on Nov.8.  U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake, who has been overseeing the case,...

The Black Renaissance Is Real: HBCUs See Record Growth in 2017

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Last week I went to Howard University’s homecoming, and like Deon Cole, Chance the Rapper and Malia Obama at the 2012 inauguration, I was reminded that once you see he bands stomping, the music playing and the quad popping, you know that nobtody...

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