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Letter Urges AFSCME President, Lee Saunders, Not to Punish Struggling HBCU Students Due to Opposing Political Views with the Koch Brothers

The letter below was written in response to articles on TheRoot.com and The Washington Post about the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) accepting money from companies owned by the infamous Koch brothers. It appears that The Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries made a $25 million donation to UNCF. Of course, UNCF accepted the contribution […]

UNCF SP Toyota Green Ambassadors (Video)

Selected and trained by UNCF Special Programs (UNCFSP) Building Green Initiative and Toyota Green Initiative, some 52 students on 27 HBCU campuses serve as “Green Ambassadors.” Green Ambassadors participated in the Toyota Campus Prius Tour, a college tour featuring Toyota hybrid vehicle test drives, a simulated recycling center and eco-friendly games and prizes. Visit Building […]

President Obama’s Call to Tackle Climate Change Answered by HBCU Green Ambassadors

Washington, DC – As President Barack Obama reiterated the need to fight climate change during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, “Green Ambassadors” were already doing their part to tackle climate change by promoting sustainable lifestyles to students and staff at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Selected and trained by UNCF Special […]

Julianne Malveaux Quits as College President

(Richard Prince’s Journal-isms) – Julianne Malveaux, the politically progressive economist and commentator, has resigned as president of Bennett College for Women “to pursue other challenges” [PDF], the college announced on Tuesday. Malveaux has been president of the a small historically black school in Greensboro, N.C., since 2007. At the time, her move to academia was […]

Black Colleges Play A Vital Role in President Obama’s Plan

By Stan Washington – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on education. Just how the nation’s predominately black institutions will participate in that objective was the main topic […]

How Herman Cain Could Take Out Obama – by Maze Jackson

UNCF Hosts Town Hall Conversation Addressing Role of HBCU’s and Minority Serving Institution’s in Advancing Sustainability

Discussion launches three-day Building Green Learning Institute By Edrea Davis – The tragedies caused by recent tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather disasters as well as the failing economy were used to underscore the urgent need to build green during the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building’s (ICB) Town Hall Conversation addressing the […]