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Chadwick Boseman, Movies, NAACP, Reginald Hudlin, Thurgood Marshall -

Chadwick Boseman remembers the exact moment when he understood why the work he was doing — not just the grabbing of marquees, not just working alongside Hollywood’s top talent, not just surprising critics with how easily he melts into a role of some of the world’s most famous men — was cemented. He was on […]

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Batson v. Kentucky, Commentary, James Kirkland Batson, Michael Bennett, Thurgood Marshall -

During last weekend’s slew of NFL games, various players reignited the protest efforts against racial injustice. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, for instance, sat on the bench during the national anthem and raised his black-gloved fist after sacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer. Before the game, his brother Reshaud led a Black Lives […]

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Capitol Hill, HBCU Day of Action, HBCU News, Pell Grants, Thurgood Marshall, United Negro College Fund -

A group of historically black college and university (HBCU) alumni, students and supporters are taking to Capitol Hill to voice their concerns about the future of HBCUs. On Thursday morning, more than 250 supporters, along with representatives of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), were meeting on what’s been […]

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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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A Conversation with The President, Barack Obama, Thurgood Marshall, United Negro College Fund -

The relationship between the nation’s first black president and the nation’s historically black colleges and universities got off to a rocky start. Just months after taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama did not push to renew a temporary $85 million pot of money earmarked for HBCUs by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush. The […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Dillard University, HBCU, Most Undefeated 2016, Shaw University, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Thurgood Marshall, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, Virginia State University -

The statistics are eye-catching, and will draw double takes, for sure. Let’s start with Shaw University, at 49 percent; South Carolina State University, 39 percent; Tuskegee University, 32 percent; Virginia State University, 30 percent; Dillard University, 22 percent; Central State, 22 percent. Those figures represent the percentage increases in freshman enrollment this fall at some […]

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Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, HBCU, Thurgood Marshall, Winston-Salem State Rams -

The on-again, off-again threat to North Carolina’s public historically black colleges and universities appears to have subsided yet again. But if you think this saga is over, you haven’t been paying attention. Just to get you up to speed: Two months ago, North Carolina Senate Bill 873 proposed lowering the in-state tuition to $500 per […]

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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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Black Lawyers, Clarence Thomas, NAACP, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Justices, Thurgood Marshall -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In roughly 75 hours of arguments at the Supreme Court since October, only one African-American lawyer appeared before the justices, and for just over 11 minutes...

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