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DeVos: HBCUs "pioneers of school choice"

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were created in response to the Jim Crow laws in the South that mandated enforced segregation. These laws institutionalized educational disadvantages, resulting in shutting out black students from traditionally white schools. 618 more words


These Black Graduates Swag Surfing are the Epitome of Black Joy

by Jenna Amatulli via huffpost.com

You may think your graduation was lit, but did you and every one you know swag surf? No?Well, sit down and read on. 98 more words


NSU Names Honors College for Philanthropist

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors recently voted to name the University’s Honors College for local philanthropist Robert C. Nusbaum. The announcement was made during NSU’s 100th Commencement exercises May 6. 270 more words

Missed It: The 10 Most Underreported Black Stories of 2015

The daily news cycle is full of repetitive stories whose narrative we memorize over the course of days, and that is compounded by social media. But there are those stories that are either too obscure or not given enough attention to make it across everyone’s radar. 37 more words


Senator Kamala Harris Encourages Students To Attend HBCUs

Senator Kamala Harris is delivering the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The inspiring politician called into The Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about her speech, the importance of HBCUs and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 45 more words

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Thoughts On Disrespect ... Bethune-Cookman Graduates vs Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos booed at Bethune-Cookman University

Students turn their backs in protest as Betsy DeVos delivers commencement address at historically black university. 

Graduating seniors at Bethune-Cookman University turned their backs in protest against US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the start of her commencement speech at the historically black institution.

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Betsy DeVos Spoke at Bethune-Cookman Commencement. Audience Noise Was Constant; FL NAACP Issued a Formal Opposition Statement.

I watched US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ 23-minute speech to Bethune-Cookman grads on May 10, 2017. The full video is below:

I do not envy DeVos the task. 624 more words

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