Championing HBCUs: President Biden’s Call for Funding Fairness



President Joe Biden hosted a meeting with his administration’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Board Chair Dr. Tony Allen spoke on the work the administration has done:

“No other president, no other administration in history has given so much to HBCUs so quickly, so clearly. There’s a clear vision for giving more.”

President Biden declared September 24-30 as National HBCU Week. HBCUs have produced an immense array of Black professionals, yet many face dire funding challenges.

Recent revelations shine a light on the depths of this issue. Historically Black land grant universities in 16 states have been shortchanged by a whopping $12.6 billion over the last 30 years.

This concerning disparity has led the administration to call on state leaders to rectify the situation and ensure HBCUs flourish.

While the Biden-Harris administration has been proactive in its support, the ball is now in the court of state leaders to bridge this funding gap.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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