Tag Archives: Historically black colleges and universities

The economic impact of HBCUs – $14.8 billion annually

For too long historically black colleges and universities have been asked to answer for their very existence. “What is the value of an HBCU?” is an often-asked question. Is that a reasonable question? How many other educational institutions are asked to justify their very existence over and over again? “Why do we need HBCUs?”  “Isn’t

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UNCF telethon: a black history game changer

The UNCF telethon made black history, American history and fundraising history. The telethon actually began years earlier in Dallas, Texas. The first telethon was a live performance at the Fairmont Hotel with STAX recording artists Rufus Thomas and Johnny Taylor backed by the Dallas symphony.