Tag: HBCU

Pete Buttigieg’s ‘Douglas Plan’ to Combat Racial Inequality

Pete Buttigieg is trying to attract more Black voters to his campaign – his first step is the “Douglas Plan,” named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The 18-page plan lays out what Buttigieg promises to do if elected president. It includes investing $25 billion in historically black colleges and universities, or…

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Morehouse Commencement Speaker Robert F. Smith to Pay Off Student Loans of 2019 Grads

Morehouse College’s Class of 2019 received an extraordinary surprise on Sunday morning that will positively affect their future. During graduation exercises at the all-male historically Black college located in Atlanta, billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate, told the almost 400 graduates that he’s…

Beyoncé Brings Black Pride to Coachella

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has carved a place in Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival history as the first Black woman to headline the event. The traditionally hipster/bohemian festival took a journey into Black America with Queen Bey at the helm. Throughout her two-hour show on Saturday, streamed live on YouTube from Indio, Calif.,…

DeVos Booed at HBCU Graduation

Boos and jeers from graduating seniors greeted billionaire U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she began her commencement address Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University. The graduating class also turned their backs in protest against someone they believe has insulted the Black community and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “One of…