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Black Caucus Foundation gives $110,000 to colleges

Posted June 29, 2010

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— The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation on Friday presented 10 participating historically black colleges and universities with a check for $110,000.

The two-day conference and fundraising event was held last week at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Research Triangle Park. It included over 1,000 scholarship banquet guests, 500 prayer breakfast and scholarship luncheon guests and over 200 conference attendees.

The theme for the event was investing in promising futures.

“It is becoming increasing difficult, in today’s economy, for students to realize their dream of a college education. Many students are forced to postpone or even forego college because they just cannot afford it. Scholarships are crucial to these students’ success," Rep. Alma Adams, a Greensboro Democrat and the caucus' chairwoman, said in a statement.

NCLBCF was founded in 1983 for the purpose of supporting African American college students through educational programs, scholarships and internships.

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  • davidbh61255 Jul 2, 2010

    I for one cannot support these organizations that promote segregation and they should have their non-profit status revoked since they are not for the public good!!

  • voip Jul 1, 2010

    Where is MLK's "color-blind" philosophy? I understand the legacy of racism in the past has led us to many problems now. So why continue race-based or gender-based programs?

  • jp11 Jul 1, 2010

    Why wasn't this title of the article....
    Black Caucus Foundation gives $110,000 to BLACK colleges ONLY ?

    Every American can borrow money....some want a free ride.

  • davidbh61255 Jul 1, 2010

    I don't want to use the R word here but I think it qualifies!!

  • davidbh61255 Jul 1, 2010

    What about American college students? Don't they support them?

  • Lickad Jun 30, 2010

    That is racist. They should not discriminate based on race.

  • Barbarabu Jun 30, 2010

    Alma Adams, Hey if you read this,, You can get some money for this from sweepstake taxes, Vote to tax them and use your influence to put the money in the right hands, Not like the lottery people, Just read about the good people from the lottery that just got out of jail from stealing money, Funny concept, Anyway just food for thought.

  • fellowguys3 Jun 30, 2010

    I also agree with Betsy L,and Barbarabu.The sweepstakes cafes that the state is trying to ban could help this foundation along with alot of others that would benefit from them.This is a great foundation and needs to be avaible for years to come.

  • davidbh61255 Jun 30, 2010

    What about the other kids?? No child left behind??

  • Scare Crow Jun 30, 2010

    I would say something here but WRAL would just censor it.

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