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HBCU STEM Programs Could Receive $3B In Funding Under Biden's Build Back Better Agenda

Funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) could be underway through a new bill proposed by President Joe Biden. NBC News reports that HBCUs are currently awaiting the final passing of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, which includes record funding for HBCUs. The money could finally give the institutions the push that they need to compete against top-tier universities when it comes to the fields of science and technology. “The significance here is that there’s an opportunity for an HBCU to move into the top echelon,” said Harry Williams, the head of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in an interview with NBC News. “And it requires this type of federal investment for that to happen.” With a safety net package that would provide $3 billion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for schools serving minorities, this level of funding will be a “game-changer.” Currently, about a dozen HBCUs are classified as second-tier research...

Nov 15, 2021

Sensationnel Hair Pledges $100K to Black Girls Code, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and More

Sensationnel is giving back in a huge way! The leading wig and hair extensions manufacturer is donating $100,000 to four organizations that support and uplift Black women, children, and students. Those organizations include Black Girls Code, The Loveland Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). “Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor the history of those who made great strides and contributions towards the advancement of the Black community,” said Sensationnel Vice President, Louis Choi in a news release. “With respect for the past, we have chosen to highlight those who currently push for a better future. The four organizations were specifically chosen as they support Black Women, children, and students who are sure to make huge impacts on the world.” Since its inception in 2011, Black Girls Code has managed to work to close the gap between those with regular access to digital technology and those without it. The organization’s...

Mar 22, 2021