Funding for HBCUs expires after Congress can’t agree on bill

Federal aid for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has now expired and Congress can’t agree whether to pass a short or long term plan to restore the funding. A group of bipartisan senators, educators and students demand a vote now.

Spelman College receives $2M for first ever Audre Lorde Queer Studies program

Despite push back and scrutiny, school embraces its LGBT students with a program named after popular shero. Billionaire Jon Stryker donate $2 Million to Spelman College in order to create first ever Queer Studies Chair at an HBCU. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org) Spelman College has received a $2 million dollar gift from philanthropist Jon Stryker,…

‘Your Heritage Is Taken Away’: The Closing of 3 Historically Black Colleges

Since the 1930s, the women of Bennett College, one of the nation’s two historically black colleges for women, have dressed in white and sung their “Preference Song” over an annual breakfast. They wave white linen napkins in the air, cheering “dear old Bennett College,” and welcome incoming freshmen. The main quad of Bennett College.Credit Jeremy…