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This HBCU is 90% white

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

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 the land. 

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With just 35 students, Morris Brown remains open

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

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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Hampton University president raises school minimum wage with own wallet

Hampton University’s lowest-paid employees will now see a boost in their paychecks thanks to the university’s President. William R. Harvey and his wife Norma, donated $108,403 to the school in support of a wage increase for 121 permanent, full-time staff members earning less than $9 an hour. 

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BREAKING: Shooting at South Carolina State University, at least 1 injured

There has been a shooting at South Carolina State University, a historically black university located in Orangeburg, SC. At least one person has been injured.

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Hundreds of Kentucky State University students kicked out of school, given 72 hours to leave campus

Hundreds of students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort said they were told to get their belongings and exit school property after abruptly being dropped from classes, dorm rooms and meal plans. The announcement came Wednesday evening in the form of an email notification. 

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Announcement: Registration for the ‘Be Exceptional’ Spring Break College Tour open

Registration is now open for Beyond College’s “Be Exceptional” Spring Break College Tour. The tour primarily serves students in the Illinois and Wisconsin areas.

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Morehouse College releases ‘Body Issue’ to highlight abuse, black sexuality

“The Maroon Tiger,” Morehouse College’s student newspaper, has released their version of ESPN’s “The Body Issue” in response to apprehension of HBCUs when discussing issues related to black sexuality and bodies. Out of the college’s 146 year existence, just last year the institution started to open up about black sexuality by adding a LGBT studies course to its curricula.

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Grambling State football players end protest

Grambling State University football players have decided to end their protest. The week-long boycott, which included the entire team missing a game against Jackson State, began after players felt that the school’s administration wasn’t taking their concerns seriously.

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