HBCU Review: Fonzworth Bentley Lifts Students Up on UNCF Empower Me Tour

Plus, Howard U celebrates its 147th birthday.

Fonzworth Bentley and Tai Beauchamp Encourage Students on the UNCF Empower Me Tour - BET?s Lift Every Voice host Fonzworth Bentley spoke to high school and college students on March 1 at the Charlotte stop of the sixth annual United Negro College Fund Empower Me Tour, a traveling college- and career-readiness program, presented by Wells Fargo. Bentley, along with other celebs, spoke to students about the power of education and more.(Photo: Courtesy Lawrence Cook Photography for Wells Fargo)

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Fonzworth Bentley and Tai Beauchamp Encourage Students on the UNCF Empower Me Tour - BET’s Lift Every Voice host Fonzworth Bentley spoke to high school and college students on March 1 at the Charlotte stop of the sixth annual United Negro College Fund Empower Me Tour, a traveling college- and career-readiness program, presented by Wells Fargo. Bentley, along with other celebs, spoke to students about the power of education and more.(Photo: Courtesy Lawrence Cook Photography for Wells Fargo)

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HBCUs Band Together to Improve Online Education - Florida Memorial University, Oakwood University and Wiley College announced on Tuesday that they were banding together to launch the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning to help HBCUs with online education. "It will enhance the online courses that we will begin offering on June 23," Florida Memorial President Dr. Roslyn Artis said.(Photo: South Florida Sun-Sentinel/MCT /Landov)

Morehouse Receives $5 Million Gift to Revamp MLK Chapel - The Woodruff Foundation awarded Morehouse College a $5 million gift to restore the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. Morehouse president John Wilson said the gift was ?poetic? as he was part of the first class in 1979 to graduate in the King Chapel. The $5 million is more than half of the $7 million needed to repair the chapel. (Photo: Courtesy of Morehouse College)

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Morehouse Men Do "Spring Break" Service in Chicago - Instead of choosing to go home or hit the beach for spring break, 15 Morehouse students opted to spend their time volunteering in Chicago. The students are working in the Roseland community where Morehouse Chicago native Corey Hardiman, 22, founded the Enough Chicago organization to encourage youth to focus on education and expand community outlets.(Photo: Morehouse college)

Delaware State Students Arrested After Casino Brawl - Delaware State University is currently investigating a 200-person March 20 fight, which resulted in the arrest of three DSU students from New York, according to DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes. The brawl went down at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino parking lot. Disciplinary actions have not been taken against the three students who were all arrested for disorderly conduct.(Photo: Jay Premack/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Delaware State Employees Seek More Money - Delaware State President Harvey Lee Williams’s top priority is to give raises to employees. About 185 employees are making less than $35,000 a year and to change that Williams requested $2.2 million, a 4 percent raise increase for all DSU employees.(Photo: Jay Premack/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Alabama State First Female President Cashes Out at $300K - Alabama State University first offered Gwendolyn Byrd the position of university president in December, and now the board of trustees has agreed on a $300,000 annual salary when Byrd takes office on Feb. 1.(Photo: Courtesy Alabama State University)

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Alabama State Community Rallies Against Budget Cuts - Lawmakers are considering more than $10 million in budget cuts at Alabama State University and the students and faculty are not taking it lightly. Students, faculty and other members of the community rallied last week on the steps of the Alabama State House to object to the cuts.(photo: Alabama State University)

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Xavier University Gets a New Athletic Director - Jason Horn will serve as the athletic director for Xavier University starting on March 31, Senior Vice President for Administration Ralph Johnson announced. "He will be a tremendous asset as we position all aspects of the Xavier athletics program for enhanced success," Johnson said.(Photo: Xavier University of Lousiana)

Southwestern Athletic Conference Amends Post-Season Ban - The Southwestern Athletic Conference recently changed its postseason eligibility policy for teams banned from NCAA national tournaments for violations of academic progress rate standards. Schools such as Grambling State University, Southern University and others that were banned will be able to compete in the tournament. (Photo: SWAC.org)

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Southwestern Athletic Conference Amends Post-Season Ban - The Southwestern Athletic Conference recently changed its postseason eligibility policy for teams banned from NCAA national tournaments for violations of academic progress rate standards. Schools such as Grambling State University, Southern University and others that were banned will be able to compete in the tournament. (Photo: SWAC.org)

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Howard University Receives More Than $8 Million in Gifts - Howard University held a Charter Day Dinner in honor of its 147th birthday. The star-studded event featuring Phylicia Rashad and others raked in $8.9 million in private donations. Gifts came from Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins, who donated $4 million to the HU School of Communications in honor of his mother, Radio One founder Cathy Hughes.(Photo: The Washington Times /Landov)