HBCU’s

For the first time as president, Barack Obama on Sunday delivered a commencement address to a historically black college, Hampton University, telling graduates that they have “a separate responsibility” to become mentors to other young African-Americans.

President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order intended to strengthen the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. While every president since Carter has sought to help HBCUs, there’s something special about a black president supporting black higher education. Read more here.

On Friday February 26th, President Obama renewed the executive order that assists historically black colleges. See what he had to say here.