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One of the largest civil rights cases in history is settled by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has settled a 15-year-old federal discrimination lawsuit. The bill will give $577 million over the next ten years to the state’s four HBCUs — Bowie State University, Coppin State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Morgan State University. Hogan had previously vetoed a similar bill, attributing his decision to the economic issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He will sign the bill Wednesday afternoon, alongside lawmakers, at Bowie State University. Payments in regard to this settlement, however, will not begin until 2023. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2006 by the NAACP. HBCUs claimed

Howard University student’s tweet goes viral


Howard University student Abigail Hall took to social media, specifically Twitter, to announce her recent acceptance into Harvard Law School, and her tweet is going viral. Since tweeting her good news, the 21-year-old Jamaican American and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member has received thousands of congratulatory responses and messages— so many that she has had a hard time replying to all of them. Hall received acceptance from 15 law schools including Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Cornell Law School, Duke Law School and Howard University School of Law. Harvard University began admitting women in 1950, and in 1956,

New career center launches for HBCU professionals

Job hunting just got a little bit easier for recent HBCU graduates and other professionals. HBCU Lifestyle, a platform that provides news, awareness, and information on all things HBCU life and culture, such as Greek life, scholarships, careers and life after college, announced its new HBCU Career Hub. The new platform aims to connect job seekers at any stage of their career with opportunities. “Providing HBCU students and alumni with opportunities for professional development and career growth are core to our mission to preserve the Black College tradition,” said Garrick Gibson, co-founder of “HBCU talent is highly appealing to

21 Students awarded the North Carolina HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship

The Office of HBCU Outreach educates the public and builds strategic alliances that support North Carolina’s Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, and it is one of the most important segments of the department. It’s office continuously centers its efforts on innovation, development, research and education so that the state’s highways, roadways, streets, pathways, and all other public transit systems remain safe, operational, efficient and vital to the people of North Carolina. Every year, The Office of HBCU Outreach coordinates student internships that are guided by NCDOT professionals. These industry experts help HCBU students

Evangeline Mitchell declared one of the top 10 most influential black lawyers


Evangeline M. Mitchell, a graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, the University of Iowa College of Law, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education K, was selected by Lawyers of Color, a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession, as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Black Lawyers of the Decade. Recognized for her dedication to making strides in legal education, Ms. Mitchell has earned substantial recognition over the years for her impact on fostering Black students and college graduates to pursue law school. Ms. Mitchell, the founder of the 17th annual National Black

Florida A&M’s athletic department inks a six-year deal with Nike


Starting July 1, Nike will be the official athletic wear provider for all Florida A&M University sports apparel, equipment and footwear, lengthening a relationship that started more than two decades ago. “FAMU is an elite institution with rich traditions, and our student-athletes deserve an experience that is second to none,” said Kortne Gosha, the Vice President and Director of Athletics. “As we transition into a new athletic conference and the opportunity to engage apparel partners, the 23-year relationship with Nike and their commitment to culture, diversity, inclusion, and innovation has never been clearer. This partnership has allowed us to reimagine

New docuseries sheds light on the prominence and history of HBCUs


ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith, a graduate of Winston-Salem University in North Carolina, is creating a new docuseries that will focus heavily on the history and importance of America’s HCBUs. The show is being produced with director Elaine Oliver, the director and co-creator of OWN’s Black Love and a fourth generation HBCU graduate of Howard University. Aptly named “Black Excellence,” the series is an extension of Smith’s advocacy for HBCUs and higher education, and will highlight a multitude of colleges and universities across the country and the influence these institutions have on everything from entertainment to politics to sports and

Hip Hop Architecture Camp takes a non-traditional route that makes architecture exciting

By A. David Dahmer, Madison365 MADISON, WI (365 Media Foundation, Inc) — “My message to young people is that even if you’re not interested in architecture, you will have a relationship with architecture for the rest of your life. You will live in spaces and visit places that have been created by somebody. You are constantly living or walking through someone else’s imagination,” says Michael Ford. “This is an opportunity for them to start to imagine the spaces and places that they want to live in, they want to play in and they want to learn in.” Ford is inviting

Georgia Gwinnett College students spend spring break serving people in need

By Curt Yeomans GWINNETT, Georgia (Gwinnett Daily Post) — Grayson resident Lillie Champion marveled at some of the changes she saw a group of Georgia Gwinnett College students and Habitat for Humanity volunteers had done on her back porch and in her back yard this past Saturday morning. Rotted decks on the back porch had been removed and replaced with new boards that were subsequently painted to match the color of the remaining boards. The branches from a large tree that fell on a storage shed had been removed and the shed had been largely taken apart. The students had

College applications in pandemic year show deepening inequities in access to higher education

By Yon Pomrenze and Bianna Golodryga, CNN Applying to college is stressful in normal times, but this year, students felt the extra stress of having to deal with pandemic-related restrictions that made many of the usual steps, like working with high school counselors, visiting campuses, and in-person interviews, nearly impossible, college admissions officers say. Many students today “aren’t getting access to … counselors to support them through the college application process and the financial aid application process,” says Mamie Voight, interim president at the Institute for Higher Education Policy. “We have had such deep inequities within our higher education system