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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh
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The #HBCU community is truly like a family. So when there’s one school in trouble, you’ll see students and alumni from other HBCUs rally around them for help.
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#BennettCollege in #Greensboro, #NorthCarolina, is no exception. The school, which is one of two existing women only HBCUs, is now facing a February 1st deadline to raise $5 million or the school will be closed because the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges voted in December to end Bennett’s accreditation.
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Of course news like this is upsetting to the HBCU community and those who champion the importance of historically Black colleges and universities because every time one closes, it feels like a piece of Black history is being erased. The threat of another closure is even more triggering as there were once 121 HBCUs and now we’re down to 100.
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#JussieSmollett and #JakeSmollett are two of the most recent celebrities to join the fight and donate to the cause. So far, $1 million has been raised.
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We’ll keep you updated on the fight, #Roommates! #StandWithBennett

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