Category Archives: Policy & Issues

White House courting of HBCUs ends with disappointing budget

After meetings with the Trump administration last month, leaders of historically black colleges and universities expressed cautious optimism that the increased funding they requested might actually make it into the White House budget. It did not. Instead, Trump’s first presidential budget released Thursday calls for “maintaining” $492 million in appropriations for HBCUs and minority-serving institutions.… Read More »

Are Black Politicians Unfairly Scrutinized?

The recent indictment of former Maryland Del. Michael Vaughn has generated speculation among Black Prince Georgians that elected officials of their race are being targeted. On March 8, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein was joined by Prince George’s County police chief Hank Stawinski and agents and officers from the FBI… Read More »