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Charles Koch Foundation, HBCU Education, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Koch Industries Inc., Thurgood Marshall -

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund defines a “fragile community” as one in which residents — no matter their race or ethnicity — face significant barriers to opportunity. That means these communities are burdened by the usual stereotypes: crime, poverty, despair, and joblessness. How about solutions? Problem-solvers? Enter historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the […]

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HBCU, HBCU Education, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. -

In an effort to inspire his football players, legendary Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson 75 years ago decided to put a ring on it. He would go room to room in the players’ dormitory, ringing his cowbell to wake them. At 6:30 in the morning. His gut logic: If he could get them to breakfast, […]

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Fundraising, HBCU, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Thurgood Marshall -

It’s budget time. You have a shortfall. We’ve all seen it — regular households, corporations, state governments, universities, especially historically black colleges. These are tough financial times all around. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), talked with The Undefeated about Fundraising 101 tailored for black colleges. The […]

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