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9 HBCU Students Are Coming For Tennessee’s Voter-ID-Law

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By Diamond 9:41 am March 17, 2015 Nine HBCU students have filed a lawsuit against Tennessee’s vote-ID-law. From The Root: The voter-ID war just opened up a huge new front. This time in Tennessee. A group of nine students from HBCUs Fisk and Tennessee State have filed a federal lawsuit against the Volunteer State’s heavily contested and controversial […]

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Howard University ranks among sexiest, smartest campuses in nation


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:07 pm December 22, 2014 Howard University has become the only HBCU to make Business Insider’s list of the top 25 colleges and universities to find hot and smart students. The school ranked eighth on the list. 

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Black College Student Leaders’ Recognized by YOUniversity Drive


By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 12:44 pm December 12, 2014  YOUniversity Drive, LLC.  has implemented an initiative that spotlights student leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) throughout the nation, via social media and the company’s website. The online engagement movement allows student leaders to sign up for the YOUniversity Drive Resource Center and provide […]

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Lincoln University president resigns after offensive rape comments

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:38 pm November 25, 2014 Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings announced his resignation on Monday after statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. The university says it will form a task force on sexual misconduct and is reaching out to faculty, students and parents to improve relations. 

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Video: HBCU president blames women for getting raped on campus


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:01 am November 13, 2014 A speech by Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings has incited controversy over what some people say are insensitive comments about rape. Jennings initially started off talking about how men only treat women how they allow them to treat them. But then the speech took a very […]

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Country’s oldest black university in trouble

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:52 pm July 31, 2014 Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are fighting to keep the institution up and running. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856. So far graduates have committed to raise $2 million in cash donations to keep the southwestern Ohio school going. 

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This HBCU is 90% white

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:12 pm July 28, 2014 You would think that most of a Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCUs) student population would mainly consist of African-American students. But there are some HBCUs where blacks make up just a small amount of the student body population. Bluefield State College is one of them. 

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City of Atlanta has eye on Morris Brown College property

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:36 pm May 8, 2014 Morris Brown College has been struggling to keep its doors open. Serving just 35 students, the HBCU has seen much better days. Now, the City of Atlanta where the college is housed, along with Friendship Baptist Church, put in a joint proposal worth $12.6 million to purchase […]

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With just 35 students, Morris Brown remains open

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm March 17, 2014 Morris Brown College lost its accreditation in 2003. They also lost most of their student population. But during a time when the future of many HBCUs remains unclear, the institution remains open with just 35 students.

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Simmons College of Kentucky gains accreditation, becomes second HBCU in state

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:17 pm March 13, 2014 Simmons College  has become accredited as the first private Historically Black Collegiate University, making it only the second HBCU in the state of Kentucky. Simmons joins Kentucky State University, a public institution. 

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