Time For A Movement For Free Tuition at HBCUs and Public Colleges and Universities

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by Bruce A. Dixon

Instead of worrying about where Kellyanne Conway's feet are, or blasting Betsy DeVos's ignorance on HBCUs we should insist that black college presidents start or join a movement for free tuition at HBCUs and public colleges and universities. Millions of college grads of all colors carry unpayable debt and are frustrated by lack of opportunities. This demand earned Bernie Sanders millions of votes. It’s a mass movement in waiting
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How Black Colleges are Turning White: The Ethnic Cleansing of HBCUs in the Age of Obama, Part II

by Dr. Jahi Issa

Black enrollment at historically white universities continues to plummet, while federal support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) crumbles at an accelerated rate under the First Black U.S. President. Meanwhile, many historically Black institutions boast majority white faculties and student bodies – paid for with moneys intended for the education of African Americans. “The end is near as it regards America’s HBCUs.”

The Black Political Class? The Congressional Black Caucus? These Joes Ain't Loyal

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Why does the Congressional Black Caucus endorse Israeli apartheid? Why do our black mayors embrace gentrification, our civil rights organizations side with their funders, and our black generals and diplomats orchestrate genocide in Africa? Whoever, whatever they're loyal to, it's not the interests of African American or African people. What can we do about it?

From Race Men to Debased Men, Obama at Morehouse, Arne Duncan at Morgan State

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Back in the day, the “race men” and women, graduates of America's historically black colleges and universities imagined it was their duty to stand and lift up the interests of African Americans and their communities as a whole. If the choice of commencement speakers means anything, that's not what HBCU leaders expect of their graduates nowadays. It's not about fighting the power, it's about serving that power.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the Age of Obama, Part 1 of 3

by Jahi Issa, Ph.D.

Despite the long and loud verbal commitment of the Black Misleadership class to HBCUs, the deference and dependence of black leadership to corporate ethics and on corporate donations has caused them to endorse policies that are effectively phasing out HBCUs.  Within a generation we may see the end of historically black institutions of higher learning.

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