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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Black Colleges and Universities

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are considered to be the top educational institutions of higher education, located in different states of the United States. Most of HBCU are established before 1964 with the noble intention of serving the African American community. Presently, there are 110 functional historically black colleges are in the United States. These educational institutions include public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools and community colleges. The prime reason for setting up these colleges and universities is to provide the solid fundamentals to Blacks who wish to gain good knowledge of diverse field.

Black colleges and universities assist the student toward the goal of graduation and employment. Universities strive hard to provide the support system for students so that they can get their goals through their sheer hard work and positive outlook. These educational institutions hire faculty, provide supplemental instructors-upperclassmen who conducts separate recitation sections for students in the classroom.
"The new Black entrepreneurs are educated, skilled and possess all entrepreneurial qualities and abilities required to create a landmark, not only for themselves, but also for the Black community as a whole".

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Boeing’s Extended Support for Preserving the African-American History Museum

5th June, 2008: The Boeing Company, the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft has donated $5 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), situated in Washington, D.C. The donation is given to support the endeavors of the design and construction of the museum.

Reportedly, Boeing is the biggest donor until now for the NMAAHC, since its inception in December 2003.

Tod Hullin, senior vice president, Boeing’s Public Policy department, has made the formal announcement of the donation.

He said,” Being a founding donor of the Museum, the company thrives to support the endeavors of African-American history museums and community leaders. He pledged the company’s strong support towards the development of the black community.”

"The new Black entrepreneurs are educated, skilled and possess all entrepreneurial qualities and abilities required to create a landmark, not only for themselves, but also for the Black community as a whole".

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