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The political idol worshippers are doomed

The political idol worshippers are doomed

Many Americans are beginning to feel that the 45th president of the United States is beginning to act as if he thinks he is a dictator. The president believes he can do what he wants to, say what he wants, and he can get out of bed at 5 a.m., and tweet what he wants to! The 45th president […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 299

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 299

The United States vs. Donald J. Trump – With the appointment of a special prosecutor, King Don’s gotta get officially lawyered up. He’ll get the best legal counsel money can buy, but it won’t make any difference because he won’t be able to keep his mouth shut, or stop sending out tweets at 2 a.m. […]

B-CU, FMU show the spectrum of HBCU outreach

B-CU, FMU show the spectrum of HBCU outreach

DR. TAMEKA HOBBS GUEST COMMENTARY The graduation season of 2017 has offered some interesting comparison in leadership among HBCU presidents. The administration at Bethune-Cookman University, under the leadership of Dr. Edison Jackson, invited controversy when it announced that the US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would not only give the commencement address but would also […]

Trump’s diss of historically Black colleges

Trump’s diss of historically Black colleges

THE BALTIMORE SUN GUEST EDITORIAL Editor’s Note – The following editorial appeared in The Baltimore Sun on May 10. In late February, leaders from historically Black colleges gathered in the Oval Office to meet with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in what they hoped would be a listening session and a chance […]

Today’s disinvited speaker could be tomorrow’s legislative loss

Today’s disinvited speaker could be tomorrow’s legislative loss

AUTUMN A. ARNETT HBCU DIGEST.COM Last week, Texas Southern University rescinded the invitation for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to serve as commencement speaker, prompted by online petitions and the threat of protests. Because no one wants a repeat of the Bethune-Cookman debacle on their campus, right? So instead, you risk ostracizing the senator who […]

‘Devoid’ at B-CU – We must be the resistance

‘Devoid’ at B-CU – We must be the resistance

I could not be prouder of the students at Bethune-Cookman University than if I had raised them myself.  Responding to the university’s very late selection of Betsy DeVos (hereafter referred to as “DeVoid,” as she is devoid of good sense, history, literacy, and even courtesy) for the spring commencement speaker, graduating seniors chose to turn […]

‘You are the best of us’

‘You are the best of us’

MORE THAN 200 BLACK PROFESSORS GUEST COMMENTARY Editor’s Note: More than 200 Black professors signed this open letter to the 2017 graduates of Bethune-Cookman University. Dear Graduates: First, congratulations! We are so proud of what you have accomplished. You have studied, prepared, planned, learned, and have earned what our parents, grandparents, and ancestors have had […]

It’s getting hot in here

It’s getting hot in here

It’s getting hot in here and I’m not talking about the Nelly rap song. When I write “in here” in this column, I’m talking about in the mean old world we live in. It’s spring 2017, and not even summer yet. But temperatures are rising and tempers are rising! It’s hot in England. It’s hot […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 298

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 298

B-CU –  So now the reason B-CU’s prez, Edison Jackson, and his ace boon, Joe Petrock, invited Betsy DeVos was to “advance an agenda” for all HBCUs. Really? Who designated them as HBCU “lobbyists?” Did any other HBCU presidents attend B-CU’s commencement? When and where was a meeting set up between HBCU leadership and DeVos […]

Obama getting paid is really a payoff

Obama getting paid is really a payoff

Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak to a group of finance capitalists. The only thing shocking about the announcement was the reaction from his horrified worshippers. The Obama campaign marketing team should be proud that their salesmanship is so long-lived. There were millions of people under the illusion that Obama would represent their […]

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