Saturday, May 27, 2017

HBCU

Packing your bags and moving to another location to close out your college basketball career is not always a good move. In fact, most times it has the opposite effect. Bethune-Cookman’s 6-9 shot-blocker and 2015-16 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year LaRon Smith moved to Auburn of the SEC for his final year. Six-ten senior […]

You know things have changed in NCAA Div. I men’s college basketball when HBCU teams are being raided of their talented players. In the latest reported defection, Howard senior guard James ‘J-Byrd’ Daniel, who led the nation in scoring in the 2015-16 season but played in only two games this season after suffering a preseason […]

Board members recently elected presidents at Fisk University in Nashville and Kentucky State University in Frankfort. Dr. Kevin D. Rome Sr. will assume office at Fisk on June 30. Dr. M. Christopher Brown will assume office at Kentucky State University on June 1. Before Rome became president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., in […]

(From News Wire Services) CHICAGO Black leaders are pushing back against Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner who is pushing to install Paul Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago Schools, into a top post at Chicago State University, which hired a new president in September. According to the Chicago Tribune, several aldermen and religious leaders recently held […]

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s recent proposed budget reduction for Historically Black Colleges and Universities was met with this statement from Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04). “When during the campaign, the president repeatedly asked the African-American community what do we have to lose, clearly one answer was funding for the historically supportive and important institutions and […]

NORFOLK On Saturday March 4, students from Hampton Roads woke up at the crack of dawn to meet the bus for Road Show Six’s trip to the 2017 DC/Maryland Black College Expo at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md. My name is Mahogany. I was asked to write about my trip to the expo. Now […]

NORFOLK The 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women’s basketball tournament is underway and thousands  of fans are in Norfolk to see which  teams will capture the crowns. The tourney features 12 Historically  Black Colleges and Universities  (HBCUs) and is taking place at Norfolk’s Scope Arena.  Norfolk invests some $240,000 annually to support the tourney […]

When President Donald J. Trump met with over 80 Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) Feb. 27-28, the reaction was a mixture of optimism and skepticism not only from the university attendees but the students of the schools they lead. For two days, the HBCU  leaders met with Trump, along with Vice President  […]

(TriceEdneyWire.com) Eighty HBCU Presidents did a “fly in” to the White House in a meeting organized by Trump whisperer Omarosa, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and others.  There was a White House meeting, a meeting at the Library of Congress, and more buzz than that which comes from a bee hive.  People were prepped […]

Despite a cavalcade of political distractions and a legal battle over immigration, President Trump appears to be focused on funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Less than three weeks in office the Trump Administration is in the process of writing an executive order on HBCUs; there’s also loud talk of increased funding, and the […]