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Historically Black colleges and universities face new financial hurdles

Jul 24, 2020
The pandemic has reduced HBCUs' enrollment, affecting tuition revenue. Even before this year, many struggled financially.
Pictured: Graduates of Bowie State University, an HBCU in Maryland, attended ceremonies with messages on their mortarboard hats in 2013.
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Historically Black colleges get a $120 million gift. They need it.

Jun 18, 2020
The co-founder of Netflix and his wife hope their donations will help “reverse generations of inequality.”
A Morehouse College graduation ceremony. The HBCU is one of the recipients of a $120 million donation from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
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Beyoncé left a "big pair of beautiful silvery boots" to fill at Coachella

Apr 16, 2018
The artist used her two-hour set at the highest-grossing music festival in the country to celebrate black culture.
“Beyoncé opened up a whole can of blackness to the world,” at Coachella, writer Danielle Young says.
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Historically black colleges and universities add $15 billion a year to the economy, study shows

Nov 14, 2017
Fifteen billion dollars a year. That’s about how much historically black colleges and universities contribute to the U.S. economy each year, according to a new study released today by the United Negro College Fund and conducted by the University of Georgia. As Marketplace’s Reema Khrais reports, it’s part of a bigger strategy to highlight the relevance […]

Historically black colleges struggle to compete

Oct 10, 2013
A federal court in Maryland ruled this week that the state had failed fully to desegregate its public higher education system.