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It's almost time to join #HBCUCaucus co-chairs Rep. Alma Adams and Senator Tim Scott for the #HBCUs: The Path to Prosper...
09/15/2021
HBCUs: The Path to Prosperity

It's almost time to join #HBCUCaucus co-chairs Rep. Alma Adams and Senator Tim Scott for the #HBCUs: The Path to Prosperity Panel!

Register here: http://bloom.bg/3lSisfI

Systemic barriers continue to persist in philanthropy when it comes to support for Black-serving nonprofits and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) These organizations receive just a sliver of the billions of dollars donated annually -- $450 billion in 2019 alone. Despite HBCUs serv...

“I applaud Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Hilton, Covanta, Walgreens, BASF, NetApp, Arrival and The CW’s commitment...
09/15/2021
Adams, Hill Announce Arrival, BASF, Covanta, The CW Network, Hilton, NetApp, and Walgreens Join HBCU Partnership Challenge

“I applaud Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Hilton, Covanta, Walgreens, BASF, NetApp, Arrival and The CW’s commitment to the HBCU community by joining the HBCU Partnership Challenge,” said Rep. French Hill (R-AR-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus. “The HBCU partnership challenge demonstrates the strength of public-private partnerships and philanthropic support for America’s HBCU community. I have seen first-hand how private partnerships with HBCUs can be impactful. This support is a vital part of further bolstering our HBCUs and bringing their needs to the forefront of Congressional priorities.”

Washington, D.C. – As part of the HBCU Caucus Virtual Partnership Luncheon, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12), and Rep. French Hill (R-AR-02), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, announced that Arrival, BASF, Covanta, The CW Network, Hilton, NetApp, and Walgreens are joining th...

“I applaud American Airlines’ commitment to the HBCU community by joining the HBCU Partnership Challenge,” said Rep. Fre...
09/14/2021
Adams, Hill Announce American Airlines Joins HBCU Partnership Challenge

“I applaud American Airlines’ commitment to the HBCU community by joining the HBCU Partnership Challenge,” said Rep. French Hill (R-AR-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus. “The HBCU partnership challenge demonstrates the strength of public-private partnerships and philanthropic support for America’s HBCU community. I have seen first-hand how private partnerships with HBCUs can be impactful. This support is a vital part of further bolstering our HBCUs and bringing their needs to the forefront of Congressional priorities.”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12), and Rep. French Hill (R-AR-02), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, announced that American Airlines is joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. The HBCU Partnership Chall...

Thank you to Alaska Airlines for joining the #HBCU Partnership Challenge!
09/10/2021

Thank you to Alaska Airlines for joining the #HBCU Partnership Challenge!

We are proud to be the first airline to join the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. It is an effort put forth by the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus to promote greater engagement and support between private companies and HBCUs.

We recently established commitments and specific goals to increase BIPOC representation in leadership, continue to cultivate an inclusive culture, and to lead publicly by supporting education on the path to equity. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2YENJcr

On this episode of the HBCU Caucus Podcast, Dr. J. speaks with Mr. Paul Brathwaite, Chief Strategist of Federal Street S...
08/20/2021
‎The HBCU Caucus Podcast: Episode 5 - The 1890s on Apple Podcasts

On this episode of the HBCU Caucus Podcast, Dr. J. speaks with Mr. Paul Brathwaite, Chief Strategist of Federal Street Strategies, who shares the significance of those HBCUs founded by the Morrill Act of 1890s. These schools founded across the Deep South played a major role in the education of a large population of African Americans from the last 19th century until today. Currently, 60% of all HBCU students attend one of the 1890 schools.

‎Show The HBCU Caucus Podcast, Ep Episode 5 - The 1890s - Aug 20, 2021

Episode 3 of the #HBCU Caucus podcast with Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough is now live!
07/30/2021
Episode 3 - Dillard University by The HBCU Caucus Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

Episode 3 of the #HBCU Caucus podcast with Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough is now live!

On this episode, Dr. J speaks with Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University. Dillard is his third HBCU, so in addition to sharing the origins of Dillard, he shares a lot of history about our historically Black institutions. Fun fact: HBCU Caucus Podcast Host Jennifer Stimpson earned her...

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD, the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, as well as a pro...
07/24/2021
Adams Applauds Accreditation for Bennett College

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD, the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, as well as a professor for four decades at Bennett, released a statement applauding the accreditation of Bennett College.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, as well as a professor for four decades at Bennett College, released a statement applauding the accreditation of Bennett College. The Department of Education determined in a J...

Good luck to North Carolina A&T State University's own Daniel Stokes, Randolph Ross Jr., Elijah Young & Trevor Stewart a...
07/23/2021
N.C. A&T Sends Aggies To The Olympics For The First Time Since 1992 | HBCU Buzz

Good luck to North Carolina A&T State University's own Daniel Stokes, Randolph Ross Jr., Elijah Young & Trevor Stewart as they represent Team USA at the #Olympics! #AggiePride

Four North Carolina A&T State University student-athletes are heading to the Olympics, and it's been a long time coming if you ask their determined

Check out the first episode of the HBCU Caucus Podcast!
07/16/2021
HBCU Podcast Episode 1 - HBCU Presidents by The HBCU Caucus Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

Check out the first episode of the HBCU Caucus Podcast!

Join your host Dr. Jennifer Stimpson as we launch the HBCU Caucus Podcast with special guests Suzanne Walsh, J.D., President of Bennett College; Clay Armbrister, J.D., President of Johnson C. Smith University, and of course Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan C...

Thank you Best Buy for joining the #HBCU Partnership Challenge!
07/15/2021
Adams, Hill Announce Best Buy Joins HBCU Partnership Challenge

Thank you Best Buy for joining the #HBCU Partnership Challenge!

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), and Rep. French Hill (R-AR-02), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, announced that Best Buy is joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. The HBCU Partnership Challenge is an ...

Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Rep. French Hill (R-AR), announced 50 new cosponsors of the Institutional Gra...
07/12/2021
Adams, Hill, Announce Over 100 Bipartisan Cosponsors and Endorsing Organizations for Landmark Bill

Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Rep. French Hill (R-AR), announced 50 new cosponsors of the Institutional Grants for New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education for HBCU Excellence Act (IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act), as well as 25 endorsing organizations and industry leaders. The legislation would make historic investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities to rectify over a century of systemic neglect.

The bill’s other original House cosponsors are Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Mike Turner (R-OH). The Senate version of the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act is led by Senators Chris C***s (D-DE) and Tim Scott (R-SC).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Rep. French Hill (R-AR), announced 50 new cosponsors of the Institutional Grants for New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education for HBCU Excellence Act (IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act), as well as 25 endorsing organizations and industry ...

“Just weeks ago, we in Congress heard directly from each of the nineteen presidents of the 1890 Land Grant African Ameri...
07/09/2021
Bill Unveiled to Establish Permanent Student Scholarship Programs at Select HBCUs

“Just weeks ago, we in Congress heard directly from each of the nineteen presidents of the 1890 Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities,” Scott, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee shared with ESSENCE. “The college presidents shared with [us] how greatly beneficial, how much needed, and how grateful and thankful they are with the initial $80 million that started up our student scholarship program through the 2018 Farm Bill. And, they emphasized how important it is that we continue this great student scholarship program on an ongoing, permanent basis.”

Congressman David Scott among those leading push for $100 million increase, which would direct funds to HBCUs established and maintained by land grants.

Today is the day! Join us for the 4th Annual #DiversityInTech Summit.
06/16/2021

Today is the day! Join us for the 4th Annual #DiversityInTech Summit.

Today is the day! Join us for the 4th Annual #DiversityInTech Summit.

05/25/2021

HBCUs have always been agents of equity, access, and excellence in education, especially for Black students. Now is the time to give these institutions the infrastructure they deserve. #HBCUExcellence

I’m honored to represent two in my district – Shaw University and Saint Augustine's University.

05/19/2021
Enough said.
04/27/2021

Enough said.

Enough said.

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD
01/28/2019

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD

We're back! Tonight, the @HBCUCaucus hosts our 1st event of the new Congress. We're kicking off with a recruitment event for Members and their staff!

Do you want your representatives to join? Call, tweet, or email them now. Caucus leaders Rep. Bradley Byrne, Senator Tim Scott, Senator Doug Jones and I look forward to working with all of our colleagues to support HBCUs & their students.

The Diversity in Tech (D.I.T) Summit was the largest convening of its kind – bringing together over 200 government, tech...
08/11/2018
Take a look back at the Inaugural Diversity in Tech Summit

The Diversity in Tech (D.I.T) Summit was the largest convening of its kind – bringing together over 200 government, tech, and Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) leaders.

The tech community has solved some of society’s greatest challenges – leading the push to innovate and elevate mankind. HBCUs have led the charge to create pathways of opportunities for all Americans; and despite 200 years of systematic inequity, continue to produce top talent and contribute more than $15 billion to our economy. The resolve and the fortitude of HBCUs and the tech industry is remarkable. Both sectors have broken tremendous barriers individually. Together, they have the power to revolutionize our workforce.

That is why Co-Chair Rep. Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. and the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus were honored to host the inaugural D.I.T. Summit. Click the link for a look back!

https://mailchi.mp/77b5f8145eda/diversity-in-tech-summit-2907

This landmark convening was the largest of its kind – bringing together over 200 government, tech, and Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) leaders. The tech community has solved some of society’s greatest challenges – leading the push to innovate and elevate mankind. HBCUs have l...

Caucus co-chair Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD and Representative Mark Walker are proud to welcome their third class o...
06/14/2018
Bi-Partisan Congressional Internship Program Offers HBCU Students...

Caucus co-chair Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD and Representative Mark Walker are proud to welcome their third class of Bipartisan HBCU Caucus interns to Capitol Hill!

http://diverseeducation.com/article/118110/

The third class of HBCU Bi-Partisan Congressional Internship program interns traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to begin a summer internship aimed at increasing diversity and engagement on Capitol Hill vis-à-vis HBCUs.

Welcome, Dr. McNair! We look forward to working with you to continue moving the ball forward for TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY and...
05/10/2018
Wagner College's McNair named Tuskegee's first female president

Welcome, Dr. McNair! We look forward to working with you to continue moving the ball forward for TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY and all HBCU students!

http://www.oanow.com/news/local/wagner-college-s-mcnair-named-tuskegee-s-first-female-president/article_fceff42b-2d83-563b-b5f7-3e317f1a0ad1.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Dr. Lily D. McNair will become Tuskegee University’s eighth president after being unanimously selected by its Board of Trustees. She will serve as the first female president of the institution

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD and Representative Mark Walker are proud to announce the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nort...
05/02/2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Becomes Third Entity to Take Bipartisan HBCU Caucus Partnership Challenge

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD and Representative Mark Walker are proud to announce the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is the first NC company and third entity to take the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus Partnership Challenge! Read more here:https://adams.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blue-cross-blue-shield-north-carolina-becomes-third-entity-take

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S.

Congrats to this future Bennett College Belle on her success! #HBCUBoundhttps://www.theroot.com/nc-teen-accepted-to-113-...
05/02/2018
North Carolina Teen Accepted to 113 Colleges and Awarded $4.5 Million in Scholarships Accepts Full Ride to HBCU

Congrats to this future Bennett College Belle on her success! #HBCUBound

https://www.theroot.com/nc-teen-accepted-to-113-colleges-and-awarded-4-5m-in-s-1825709738

When you hear stories about black high school seniors getting into the colleges of their dreams, they’re usually touting Ivy League schools. But Greensboro, N.C., high school senior Jasmine Harrison, who was accepted to 113 colleges and awarded $4.5 million in scholarships, is taking her talents t...

Glad to see this investment in #HBCUs from @Nissan! We look forward to their completion of the HBCU Partnership Challeng...
04/27/2018
Top Supporter donates $250,000 to HBCU STEM - US Black Engineer

Glad to see this investment in #HBCUs from @Nissan! We look forward to their completion of the HBCU Partnership Challenge and working together to continue diversifying our workforce. #HBCUStrong

https://bit.ly/2KjqGIz

Nissan, one of the largest car manufacturers on the 2018 Top Supporters list, announced the investment to support HBCU STEM programs in Mississippi.

In 2016 Caucus members Representative Mark Walker and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD started the first ever Bipartisan...
04/10/2018
One small step for racial diversity on Capitol Hill

In 2016 Caucus members Representative Mark Walker and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PhD started the first ever Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities - HBCU - Caucus internship to give #HBCU students an opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill in both a Democrat and Republican office. We're proud to announce that one of their first interns has returned to Capitol Hill to work for Representative Gregory Meeks!
https://bit.ly/2JwCV3Y

A study in 2015 found less than 1 percent of top Senate staffers are African American. The number has barely gone up since then.

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Call for Book Chapters The Significant Past, Present, and Future of HBCU in a Globalizing World Editors: Alem Hailu, Ph.D., Mohamed Camara, Ph.D., and Sabella Abidde, PhD Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) were established to provide educational opportunities for higher education to people of African descent in the era of segregation. The visions, values, and heritages the schools embodied, however, enabled them to chart new frontiers of learning, scholarship, and public engagement for The United States, Africa, and the World as a whole. From the early days of their inception, HBCUs challenged the tradition of social class and academic exclusiveness that had characterized higher education for centuries. Often underappreciated or even criticized for their practice of open enrollment and flexible academic precepts, they have, nonetheless, been pioneers in extending opportunities to underprivileged or excluded members of the community representing all races, ethnic and gender groups. The record of HBCUs indicates how this tradition, far from lowering academic standards, laid an effective educational infrastructure that enabled them to produce citizens that assumed leadership positions in government, higher education, law, medicine, science and technology, and the financial sector. Furthermore, the wider global role they play as agents of change is illustrated by their direct and indirect influence on global movements that challenged racism, slavery, fascism, totalitarianism, colonialism, and apartheid. The immense contribution of HBCUs goes far beyond the spatial frontiers of the United States. These outstanding institutions have not just played significant roles in training and educating students representing the vast regions of the world from the Caribbean to Africa and Latin America to Asia and Europe; through their distinct public engagement and partnership models, they have been at the vanguard of global transformations. Against all odds and constraints, they continue to play the extraordinary role of “punching above their weight.” As we segue into the second decade of the twenty-first century, individually and collectively, HBCU faces enormous challenges such as declining enrollment and retention, a dismal on-time graduation rate, rising college costs, student loan predicament, and the seldomly discussed leadership crisis. Into this mix is the effort by predominantly white institutions (PWI) attracting black students to enhance enrollment and diversity. Ironically, many black students no longer see the need to remain in the black educational orbit and are therefore intentionally forsaking HBCU for PWI. Under these conditions, would the HBCU survive and prosper? But more importantly, would they continue to be relevant in an increasingly interconnected and interrelated world? What new strategies are needed to retain their significance, singularity, and utility? The questions are almost infinite. It is for these reasons that we invite scholars and public intellectuals to submit abstracts that address some of the issues we have raised or address some of the suggested topics that are listed below. Prospective contributors may also suggest and write on topics that are not listed if the said topic falls within the overall theme of this project: • The rich and consequential heritage of HBCUs • The Influence and Impact of HBCUs on the United States and the World • HBCUs in modern Africa • Contributions of the HBCUs to Higher Education and Global change • HBCUs, International Relations and Movements in the African World • Enduring and Evolving Roles of HBCUs in Confronting Slavery, Colonialism and Racism • Strategic Issues HBCUs face in the Era of Global Pandemics, the Information Revolution and Socio-economic Upheavals • HBCUs and Paradigm Shifts in Politics, Society, and the Economy • The economic contribution of HBCUs to local communities • Case Studies of HBCUs and their impact on North America and the World • HBCUs and their contribution to the decolonization of Africa • Landmark court cases influenced by the HBCUs • The attractiveness of HBCUs to the White and Latino communities • HBCUs and their contribution to the Civil Rights Movement • HBCU alumni in the United Nations and Intergovernmental Organizations • HBCUs and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 • HBCUs and their impact on states and societies in Latin America • HBCU and notable personalities in law, science, medicine, and technology • HBCUs and their contributions to the US war effort (i.e. WW 11) • HBCUs and their impact on states and societies in the Caribbean • The changing dynamics of HBCU campus culture • Howard University: Education, activism, and black consciousness • The prospects and challenges of HBCUs in the twentieth century • HBCU alumni in the US Foreign Service • HBCUs and the declining enrollment of students • Administration: The death of diversity and inclusion Submission Procedure 1. Please submit a 300-350-word abstract clearly outlining the leading ideas, insights, and anticipated research findings by 30 September 2020. Your 1-2-page CV is also required. 2. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your abstract by 15 October 2020. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be sent guidelines for completing their chapters. 3. Each chapter is set for a maximum of 30-double-spaced pages (including the notes, table, figures, and references). Completed chapters are due no later than 25 February 2020 4. Send your abstracts/inquiries to Prof. Alem Hailu ([email protected]) and please cc Prof. Mohamed Camara ([email protected]) and Prof. Sabella Abidde ([email protected]) About the Editors: Alem Hailu obtained holds a Ph.D. in Social Science and an MA in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He has worked in various institutions and engaged in development and public policy, and human security initiatives in the Global South. Professor Hailu’s research interests include public policy, sustainability and development, African in a globalizing world, and the political economy of nations in transition. He is a member of the African Studies Association. Mohamed S. Camara is Professor and Chair of the African Studies program at Howard University. He holds a Ph.D. (1996) and an MA (1991) in history from Northwestern University, Illinois. He was, for many years, a Professor of International Affairs, History, and Communication at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida. He is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of several peer-reviewed publications. Professor Camara is a member of the African Studies Association. Sabella O. Abidde is a Professor of Political Science at Alabama State University. He holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard (2009), and an MA in political science from Minnesota State University. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with research and publication interest in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa-China-Taiwan Relations. Dr. Abidde’s book on Migrants, Refugees, and the Internally Displaced is slated to be released by Springer. He is a member of the Association of Global South Studies (AGSS).
HBCU: The Opportunity Project I am an independent scholar seeking the participation of HBCU schools and corporate sponsors for a new mentoring program I am planning for honor students. Participating institutions will do so free of any charges or fees associated with the project. I am currently seeking a college or university willing to host a pilot project to be designed and launched by me along with a marketing organization in New York. I taught writing and creative process at Western Connecticut State University for more than 30 years. I am shifting gears in my professional life now to address a problem I noticed many graduating scholars face. While undergraduate and graduate work prepares students to find meaningful employment after graduation, a majority of my students initially falter and often fail to find jobs in fields covered by their majors. I believe a mentoring program which pairs students with mentors in the field of their choice might help solve this problem. I am currently negotiating with marketing firms in New York who have expressed an interest in helping me obtain corporate sponsors to launch this project initially with HBCU schools. This is a unique opportunity for corporations seeking participation in a meaningful diversity project they can finance as well as the chance to mentor honor students recommended by deans at participating schools. Corporations will also have the opportunity to bring celebrity HBCU alumni to campus events and an annual event for mentors and mentees each year. My project was inspired by an historic Harlem Renaissance project which began in 1924 in Harlem, featured in a chapter of my last book, Harlem: Crucible of Modern African American Culture (Praeger 2016). The idea stems from a series of dinners sponsored by the National Urban League (NUL) in Manhattan in 1924 and a magazine the league owned, "Opportunity." At the time Black writers from Harlem were introduced to powerful editors and publishers in New York. Those editors mentored writers like Langston Hughes, Dorothy West, Countee Cullen and others. Those relationships lasted for decades and were maintained well into the 1960s. The "Opportunity Project" would create a similar prospects for black scholars and corporations in creating a mentoring program. I would ask sponsors to finance the project and provide one and two year mentoring opportunities to honor students. I would be honored if your institution would consider participating in this groundbreaking opportunity. Sincerely, Prof. Lionel Bascom [email protected] [email protected]
Congresswoman Alma Adams and Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and VP of HR at Intel on The HBCU Nation, Are You In? #TheHBCUNationRadioShow with our host, Anthony Ray