MHEC officials overturn internal decision to block new doctoral business program at Towson University, initially deemed “unreasonably duplicative” of Morgan State University offering

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Two years ago Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) settled a 15-year lawsuit that sought to rectify unfair funding of institutions in comparison to other universities in the state. The same lawsuit addressed the trend of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) duplicating HBCU programs, ultimately causing a loss


Biden-Harris Administration launches $2.2 billion relief initiative to support Black farmers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia The Biden-Harris Administration has unveiled a $2.2 billion relief initiative aimed at providing support to Black farmers and other individuals who have faced discrimination within federal government lending programs. The Inflation Reduction Act, part of Biden’s commitment to addressing historical injustices, includes a total of $5.3 billion dedicated


Feds: Bank of America violated consumer protection rules by double charging customers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia Federal authorities announced on July 11, that Bank of America violated numerous consumer financial protection rules by double-charging customers, not distributing credit card rewards, and creating fraudulent accounts. As a result, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Bank of America $90 million and compelled the institution to