Is that unity we smell coming from the White House?
of President Donald Trump didn’t go viral for nothing.
On Monday, Trump, along with Vice President, Mike Pence, and Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, met briefly with a few HBCU leaders who were lobbying Congress for more funding.
And looks like they just might get it.
Trump has signed an executive order targeted at aiding Historic Black Colleges & Universities. The 70-year-old president went as far to say that the schools will be, “an absolute priority for this White House.”
We know you rolled your eyes, but hey… give him a chance.
HBCU presidents are calling for Trump to strengthen the schools with a severe lack of funding in the upcoming federal budget.
How much are we talkin’?
25 billion to be exact.
Trump’s executive order doesn’t specify how much the colleges and universities will receive and moves the Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the Department of Education to the executive office of the White House.
Meaning…HBCU’s downfall or comeback will be because of President Trump.
Scary we know, but Roslyn Artis, president of Florida Memorial University in Miami, is relying on the President’s keen eye for business to make the right decision.
“We’re appealing to his good business sense and hoping he finds an investment worth paying for.”
Girl, we hope so too.
Do you think Trump will help or hurt HBCU’s? Sound off in the comments below!
No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up
We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.
Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.
Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.
Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.
The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.
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