Nation's Largest HBCU Sees Record-Breaking Donations


The nation's largest HBCU is having a blockbuster year for fundraising. North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro has raised $88 million since its fiscal year began last summer. That's almost six times what the university typically fundraises annually — and the fiscal year isn't even over yet. "There has not been a year like that ever in our history," says... Read more

Many younger Black Americans started investing in the stock market dur…


A lot of Black Americans under the age of 40 started investing in the stock market during the pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a new survey from Charles Schwab and Ariel Investments: 30% of Black investors under 40 got into the market for the first time in 2020, according to the survey.  One night last spring Rachel Tooley was scrolling Instagram, and she stumbled... Read more

Manchin pans D.C. statehood bill in another break with Dems


A long-shot bid to pass legislation that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state got a little longer on Friday. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said that he opposes unilateral action by Congress to make the nation’s capital a state and that he believes it needs to be done through a constitutional amendment. He said prior... Read more

Maryland finalizes $577M settlement for HBCU federal lawsuit


Maryland has finalized a $577 million settlement to end a 15-year federal lawsuit relating to underfunding at the state’s four historically Black colleges and universities, state officials announced Wednesday. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office signed the agreement with attorneys for the plaintiffs to settle the case. Lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year to set aside the money, and Gov. Larry Hogan... Read more

Raleigh HBCU heads want Apple's RTP move to boost diversity in tech


Apple's impending east coast hub in Research Triangle Park puts the tech giant right in the middle of a state with the most 4-year historically Black colleges in the country.The Triangle's local HBCUs are counting on the company to keep its promises to help build a more diverse workforce in tech. Raleigh's top HBCU leaders spoke to ABC11 about the Apple... Read more 2021 Important Issues



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