White House Hosting Two-Day Conference on HBCUs

I wonder why I haven't heard Tavis or Dr. West or all the other academicians talk about this. This speaks directly to the President 'doing something' for the Black Community; whatever that means. Has the 'Black Community' turned it's back on the power of education? I am glad that the President is reaching out.

Historically black colleges and universities are at the forefront this week. Charged with educating the ancestors of slaves for more than 150 years, HBCUs have struggled to keep up their commitment, facing financial and accreditation issues.

White House top advisor Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, head of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, will meet with most of the presidents of the nation’s 105 historically black colleges and universities for a two-day conference at the Washington, D.C. Marriot Wardman Park, starting Monday.

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