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The story of how the state of Alabama aimed to take control over Tuskegee University

April 14, 2018

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The story of how the state of Alabama aimed to take control over Tuskegee University Tuskegee University, formerly known as Tuskegee Institute, opened on July 4, 1881 and was founded by Lewis Adams, an influential African American entrepreneur, and began under the founding president Booker T. Washington. Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – […]

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Historical Flashback: The first African Americans to become presidents of Howard University, Hampton University and Tuskegee University

April 6, 2018

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Historical Flashback: The first African Americans to become presidents of Howard University, Hampton University and Tuskegee University A historical look back at some of America’s most important universities and their paths to hiring their first African American presidents. 1909 President William Howard Taft and what White America owes to African Americans Howard University 1922 Howard […]

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President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding

March 24, 2018

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President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 is the United States omnibus spending bill for the U.S. federal government for FY2018 enacted by the 115th United States Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018. WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — […]

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Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – Lewis Adams

February 11, 2018

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Historical Remembrance: The founder of Tuskegee University – Lewis Adams This is a history moment to remember the American entrepreneur and educator, who is often overlooked. Lewis Adams is the founder of what is now Tuskegee University, located in the state of Alabama. Due to the great work of Tuskegee’s founding president Booker T. Washington, […]

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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants

January 10, 2018

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Michigan State University will create a unique online data hub on enslaved individuals and their descendants Source: Michigan State University Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery. By linking […]

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UNCF – Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

November 15, 2017

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UNCF – Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities UNCF HBCUs have an incredible impact—they create skilled workers, jobs and serve as economic hubs for the areas that surround their campuses and beyond. The landmark study, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities—commissioned by UNCF’s Frederick D. […]

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources

October 19, 2017

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources With the signing of the bill into law, the path has been cleared for the establishment of the specialized university in the Niger Delta, charged with training and research in petroleum technologies. Vanguard Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, signed into law the […]

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Ever wonder why the Middle Atlantic states are not in the Mid-Atlantic of the East Coast?

October 12, 2017

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Ever wonder why the Middle Atlantic states are not in the Mid-Atlantic of the East Coast? Have you ever wondered why in the United States the term “Middle Atlantic” includes only northeastern states and not states which are actually located in the Middle Eastern Atlantic region? There is an NCAA Division I (FCS) athletic conference […]

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Historical Flashback: “The Star Spangled Banner” has not always been popular – A look at its role in the NFL

September 30, 2017

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Historical Flashback: “The Star Spangled Banner” has not always been popular – A look at its role in the NFL The current debate on National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” has sparkled a large debate within the United States. The United States is a nation that prides itself […]

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Evicted white farmers to launch ‘international’ legal action against Zimbabwe

August 25, 2017

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Evicted white farmers to launch ‘international’ legal action against Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Daily White farmers whose farms were forcibly taken over by supporters of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe say they have “launched a new international legal initiative to seek justice and compensation”. “Dispossessed Zimbabwean commercial farmers have launched a new international legal initiative to […]

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