HBCU Digest – Q City Metro

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Last week, Howard University received two bomb threats within 48 hours, the first known threats to an HBCU this academic year.

According to the FBI, 57 HBCUs, including Fayetteville State University and Winston-Salem State University, have received bomb threats since January. 

“Last week’s bomb threats towards Howard University are yet another unacceptable interruption of the academic life of our HBCU communities,” said Congresswoman Alma Adams. 

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, the university will need “extra resources from all law enforcement agencies” to solve the threat and bring the perpetrators to justice. 

  • 🏫North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to be an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice Program. The program provides Amazon’s hourly employees access to graduate and undergraduate programs. 
  • 🍽️Harris Teeter donated $50,000 to Johnson C. Smith’s Golden Bulls General Market, which provides food and general care products to underprivileged students. 
  • 🎗️North Carolina A&T chemistry student Tanae Lewis is the first HBCU graduate to be recognized as a Goldwater Scholarand Astronaut Scholar
  • 👩🏿‍🔬Benedict College is the first HBCU in South Carolina to receive accreditation for its Environmental Engineering. 

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