Tag: HBCU

Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University, Nation’s Oldest HBCU, Surprises Graduates by Forgiving Student Loan Debt During Graduation Ceremony

A total of 166 graduates of Wilberforce University got the graduation gift of a lifetime earlier this week. During the school’s graduation ceremony, University President Elfred Anthony Pinkard announced that the school would be forgiving all student loan debt owed by the graduates. Minyvonne Burke of NBC News reported that…

Michael Jordan

NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Atlanta’s Morehouse College as Part of His ‘Black Community Commitment’ Program 

Basketball great Michael Jordan is adding to his legacy outside the court. In February, the former Chicago Bulls star donated $10 million to help launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina. And now he’s announced another million-dollar donation — only this time it centers…

Chadwick Boseman

Howard University Renaming Its College of Fine Arts in Honor of Actor and Alumnus Chadwick Boseman

Following the recent appointment of beloved TV mom Phylicia Rashad as Howard University’s new Dean of Fine Arts, the acclaimed HBCU has furthered its connection to Hollywood, announcing that its College of Fine Arts will be renamed after the late actor Chadwick Boseman, one of the school’s most noteworthy alumni….

settlement

4 Maryland HBCUs Awarded $577 Million Settlement in State Discrimination Case

Following a 15-year court battle, the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in a case alleging that it had discriminated against four historically Black universities and colleges, segregating and making it harder for them to compete with other nearby predominately white schools.  Bryn Stole of the Baltimore Sun has…

Spelman College

Spelman College, Top HBCU in the US, Sees Record Applications for Fall 2021 Semester

Following 2020’s racial reckoning in America, interest in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has never been higher. The push to attend these schools is so great that Spelman College recently announced a new admissions record: more applicants have applied to attend the Black women’s college in Atlanta for the…