By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28. Although HBCUs comprise just three percent of higher education institutions in the U.S., “HBCUs contributed 19 percent of the nearly 9 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in […]
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UNCF, the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, received $10,000 from Alliance Data to support UNCF’s Campaign for Emergency Student Aid, an initiative to help thousands of recession-impacted students enroll for their senior year and receive their college degree at one of UNCF’s 39 member historically black colleges and universities.
My name is Raymond D. Beasley. After seeing the partisan attack against your Back-to-School message to encourage our youth to stay in school and not fail themselves or their country, I decided to come out of the shadows to report to you how obtaining a higher education in prison provided me with opportunity today.