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  • A historically Black university in North Carolina says it has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice seeking a review of a search of a bus carrying students during a traffic stop in South Carolina last month. Shaw University President Paulette Dillard has accused law enforcement officers of racially profiling students traveling to a conference in Atlanta. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright called the accusations false, saying officers stopped the bus because it was swerving. Dillard says the issue is how the alleged minor violation turned into a drug search. The complaint states that a lane violation would be insufficient justification for a search and students' privacy was violated because they didn't consent to a luggage search.
  • A national nonprofit is giving more than $650,000 in grants to help five historically Black colleges and universities to help preserve their campuses. The National Trust for Historic Preservation this week announced the grants through its HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative. The Washington-based trust aims to help the institutions develop campus preservation plans. The grants are going to Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida; Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi; Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina; Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.
  • U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has announced that $3 million in federal funding will be directed toward historically Black colleges and universities. She says it'll go toward research that will further the Biden administration's goals of carbon neutrality, and help strengthen a pipeline from those schools into energy-related jobs. Granholm made the announcement during a stop at South Carolina State University on Thursday. She said the money helps advance work toward an executive order to make the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050.
  • Voorhees College, a historically Black college in Denmark, SC, announced Friday that its board unanimously tapped Ronnie Hopkins as the institution’s 10th president.
  • Attending a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) is not quite the same as attending college elsewhere. There’s a lot of history and culture that…
  • This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the…
  • This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile…
  • Since its founding in 1896, South Carolina State University has provided vocational, undergraduate, and graduate education for generations of African…