The donation is from businesswoman and philanthropist Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, Chairman of Greenleaf Trust.
Recently, U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Georgia) has introduced the Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act, which would create a grant program with the Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs at minority-serving institutions such as historically Black colleges and universities, to address the wealth gap that plagues African-American communities.
The government is supposed to provide equal funding to land-grant, state-run historically Black colleges and universities under the Morrill Act of 1890.
As young adults prepare to leave blue states and head to historically black colleges in states where abortion is banned, they're getting ready to safeguard their reproductive health during college.
In her new role, Abrams will lead research across the university on political issues impacting Black Americans. She begins her multi-year appointment at the University starting this September.
Nashville-based Fisk University will make history this week when the school's women's gymnastics team becomes the first historically Black college or university to compete at the NCAA level.
Georgia should establish special economic prosperity planning districts for its 10 HBCUs, a bipartisan state Senate committee recommended.
A new scholarship program for students at historically black colleges and universities bears the name of former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young.
Some historically Black colleges and universities have seen increases in application and enrollment numbers after years of decline.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation of a traffic stop involving the Delaware State University women's lacrosse team, after its players and head coach at the historically Black university accused sheriff's deputies of racial profiling to conduct a drug search.
A coalition including the four medical schools at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities has announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients.
"We have to show that we are not afraid," Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough says. The FBI is probing the threats as racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism and hate crimes.
"HBCUs are resilient institutions that will persist through all forms of adversity," the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus said after bomb threats earlier this month.
More than 20 historically Black colleges have used the CARES Act to wipe out their students' outstanding tuition balances. Erasing their debt, HBCU leaders say, benefits the students, and the school.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are making the single-largest individual donation to fund student scholarships at historically...