HBCU DIGEST: September 20, 2021

US Rep. Alma Adams moves up with key congressional appointments


  • Mastercard donates $5 million to Morehouse, Spelman – Ebony Magazine

  • Cash boosts loom for historically Black colleges and universities – Nature

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting grants Jackson State $450k to move radio station to ‘Urban Alternative’ format – Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  • Student Freedom Initiative launches funding program at HBCUs across the country – Essence


  • TMCF President ‘surprised and disappointed’ on reconciliation bill – TMCF

  • Rep. Alma Adams’ letter to Congress vowing ‘no’ vote on reconciliation without HBCU support – via Bloomberg News


  • SWAC, Pac-12 enter basketball scheduling partnership – HBCU Gameday