Good Trump: Trump Sign Bill into LAW for Permanent Funding Of African American Colleges or HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States will be funded by government and US Taxpayers for ever as the United States exist as a Democracy and Capitalist Nation. So long as the US is a Republican Democracy African American schools of higher learnings will be up kept funded annually forever. What a racist that Trump is! How dare he gives taxpayers money and government fundings to black schools that only blacks can go to. What a racist that Trump is.

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Trump signs Historic bill into law giving power to HBCUs

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Trump with professors and teachers who teach at black universities across the United States

The Black Enterprise: Senate Bill Funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities Cements Trump’s Support of HBCUs

That’s because earlier this month, the Senate passed a historic bill by unanimous consent to permanently fund HBCUs, and the House passed a similar bill last month. Now, the amended Senate bill heads to the House for a final vote before going to President Trump to sign into law. From this impending historic moment forward, funding for HBCUs shall never be in question again.

The bipartisan bill is known as the FUTURE Act (Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education) and will provide HBCUs with a minimum of $255 million, annually.

The guaranteed funding will aid HBCUs in fiscal sustainability management in good times and downward trends in enrollment during economic uncertainty. A staunch supporter of HBCUs is South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R), who stated, “It is critical we ensure that every American family has access to a high-quality education, and today’s action is a big step in that direction. Our HBCUs will have more certainty in their financial planning, and millions of students will benefit from a streamlined FAFSA form. I’m thankful we were able to reach a bipartisan, common-sense solution to help students across the country.”

In addition to the FUTURE Act, HBCUs have made great strides in the last three years under the Trump administration. Now, before you question the results, stay with me until the end of this article to review a few unknown facts.

1.On Feb. 28, 2017, a little more than 30 days after his inauguration, President Trump signed executive order 13779 that established ‘The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.’ Although many people scoffed at the presidential order to empower HBCUs, the historic and tangible results that followed the highly criticized photo-op in the Oval Office speak volumes.

2.President Trump has given more money to HBCUs than any other president in history for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Federal funding for HBCUs is up 17% under the Trump administration with an increase of more than $100 million, which surpassed the previous record set by President Obama amid the first black president’s tenuous and love-hate relationship with HBCUs.

3.In March 2018, the Trump administration provided financial relief to HBCUs impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued full forgiveness of loans in the amount of $322 million to Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, Tougaloo College, and Xavier University of Louisiana under the HBCU Hurricane Supplemental Loan program. The monies saved can be repurposed to provide tuition assistance and expansion of curriculum, where feasible.

4.To comply with President Trump’s executive order for more strategic partnership investments in HBCUs, Congress has drafted the HBCU PARTNERS Act (Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students). HBCUs are in 19 states which gives those academic institutions greater access to compete for more than $52 billion in state-based federal agency research and development investments.
The above progress to support HBCUs is undeniable but with a historic level of financial support comes the expectation of prudent fiscal accountability and responsibility of the leadership of HBCUs. In recent years, there were financial scandals that shocked the HBCU family; namely, Howard University which is arguably the pinnacle in the bastion of black academic institutions.

Another reason to ensure the current and long-term survival of remaining HBCUs can be found in school closures and risks related to the potential loss of accreditation stemming from declining enrollment and anemic finances.

The closure of HBCUs and subsequent purchase of its land and real estate is alarming at the highest frequency of social consciousness. For example, the Richmond Free Press reported that 130 acres and the 30 campus buildings of Saint Paul’s College (SPC) were sold in 2017 to Xinhua Education Investment Corp. (XEIC)—a Chinese-backed group. SPC was an HBCU founded in 1888 but closed its doors in 2013 after 125 years of service. SPC’s assets had been on the market four years without any interested buyers until XEIC purchased the school’s land and buildings and the investment group has yet to reveal its plans for development.

Going forward, the passage of the FUTURE Act will help prevent HBCU closure but the aforementioned fiscal accountability and responsibility must be equally as important. Regardless of your political views and personal opinions about President Trump, he is delivering on his promises to support the perennial viability of HBCUs. I’m delighted to express from a black perspective, there are now three things that are guaranteed in life: death, taxes, and funding for HBCUs.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/senate-bill-funding-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-trump-support-hbcus/

Comments

  • Don't you mean the Senate and Democratic House of Representatives passed a law the president signed. Or was this something Der Fuhrer did all on his own without anyone else's cooperation.

    I guess this means that all African Americans will vote for Trump in November, right?
  • What a racist and a Nazi that orange dude is right @SaremChuuk? How dare he sign a law giving black colleges permanent funding. Lol

    This is what non partisan support looks like. Both members of houses voting together not like the partisan impeachment we had a few weeks ago when only Democrats voted to pass.

    Trump is winning the black vote and his support amongst the African American community is growing. Thanks to people like you Sarem. Thank you.
  • Actually it's bi-partisan support, not non-partisan support. There is a difference, but not so discernible by idiots. Did you get my message in the other thread, asshole? Send me your DD 214 and I'll send you mine.

    When pigs fly. lol
  • Trump also gave blacks the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded in US history. But the unhinged democrats are saddened their constituents are lifted off welfare. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
  • edited February 11
    What kind of Nazi sign a bill into law giving blacks HBCUs permanent funding? @SaremChuuk isn't the right nazi way would have been vetoing the bill? But here this mediocre Nazi is doing the opposite.

    Why?
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