Corrine Brown introduces bill to boost HBCU funding

Representative Corrine Brown, an alumnus of Florida A & M, has a clear understanding of the importance of historically black colleges and universities, and to that end, her Land Grant Opportunity Act, introduced on Monday, is intended to redress funding inequities. 
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Are School Shootings Killing HBCUs?

College homecomings and encouraging studies about African Americans graduating from high school being more likely to attend college than other races, was over shadowed by more school shootings and other violence on or near Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 
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It’s Ford HBCU Community Challenge Time!

Pam Alexander, Ford’s Director of Community Development, joins the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss this year’s Ford HBCU Community Challenge. Learn more about the Ford HBCU Challenge or to enter, visit here.

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Allstate Wants You To Quote & Vote In Annual Contest Benefiting HBCUs

Allstate’s annual Quotes for Education contest is in full swing! Birmingham agent John Saddler talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the importance of the raising money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “We want to see the students that attend HBCUs get scholarships. So what better way to get assistance for them to quote and vote,” Saddler said.

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Tyrese Pays For Student’s Morehouse Tuition

Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson is paying it forward by offering $50,000 towards a young man’s college education. Lorenzo Murphy, 21, known for his inspirational messages as “Zo the Motivator” on Instagram, was given one year’s tuition by Gibson and will be attending Morehouse College this fall. On his Instagram account, Gibson credits radio host Tom Joyner as his inspiration for funding Murphy’s tuition. Joyner was recently honored by BET with the Humanitarian Award for his foundation, which supports HBCUs.

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An Open Letter to the Class of 2016

Dear Graduate,

I am writing this missive because it is important to pass along information that may help you avoid pitfalls including making choices that have unintended consequences. Unfortunately, when I completed my bachelors degree at Cheyney University no one provided me with a road map or a detailed outline. In retrospect, I would have benefited from insight from a college graduate offering advice on a variety of issues including the importance of financial literacy, networking and long-term planning. 

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Why Don’t HBCU Alumni Give Back?

For my first Easter Sunday in New York, I drove to Queens with my significant other to spend the holiday with a fellow alum from Tennessee State University. She and I met through our alma mater’s local chapter. After eating, laughing and chatting, the women headed to the kitchen to help clean up while the men sat in the other room discussing sports and politics. Ms. Betty graduated from TSU in the ‘60s, and I four decades later. Somehow while washing dishes and scooping out ice cream for dessert the conversation led to HBCUs and alumni giving.

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Alumni Giving: What Role Does the Institution Play?

Earlier this month U.S. News & World Report released The Short List: College, which is a regular series that assesses specific areas of our nation’s colleges and universities. One of the reports within the series focused on the top 10 HBCUs Where Alumni Give the Most and it got me to thinking, “What can the remaining 95 HBCUs do to get on this list? Are they doing something wrong or not doing enough? And the Top 10 schools, do they just have better alumni?”

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Alumni: Have We given enough?

This post was originally published on this site Young alumni of the nation’s top universities are not particularly interested in opening their checkbooks for their alma mater, according to a new survey. Interviews with alumni from the nation’s top 100 universities, as defined by the U.S. News & World Report rankings, found that eight in 10 young alumni […]

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What You Get for Your College Degree: The Value of Being an Alumnus

The current hot button article is about finding your spouse while you are in college. Frankly I am not a fan, believing that there are issues of maturity that need to be in place before closing in on the spouse. However, there is something in the basic premise that does hold water. Your college classmates are the people who have come to know you over a significant period of time, in good times and bad, and represent a comfort level of shared experience at least while in college. They are also aware of your talents and interests, goals and aspirations, skills (and your weaknesses or issues). They may share similar interests and dreams. You like each other.

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