Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HBCU supporters on edge after Trump threatens budget - Mary Kay Linge, New York Post

President Trump soured months of sweet talk aimed at African-American voters with a single paragraph that seemed to threaten government money for historically black colleges and universities. It’s all just a misunderstanding, said an official of the United Negro College Fund. The fuss began with a clause of legalese in a signing statement issued with Trump’s approval of the budget appropriations bill. The statement, issued Friday, cited the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Capital Financing Program Account — a $20 million fund that helps the schools finance construction projects — as a program that could run afoul of the Constitution.

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