Evening Briefing - January 11, 2021


White House Initiative on HBCUs Releases Contributions Report

The federal initiative charged with connecting historically Black institutions to the executive branch and departments of the federal government has released its report on successes and historic firsts under the Trump Administration. (Courtesy: White House HBCU Initiative)

HBCU athletics thrived on Twitter in 2020

HBCU football may have taken a pause in 2020, but it seems HBCUs were still trending up on Twitter.

One-third of the biggest increases in Twitter interactions among FCS-level athletic program from 2019 to 2020 were HBCUs, according to statistics from SkullSparks. (Courtesy: HBCU Gameday)

HBCU funding among Maryland legislative priorities

An extraordinary number of bills ― almost 800 ― have been pre-filed for the 442nd session of the Maryland General Assembly.

As of Monday evening, there were 422 pre-filed bills in the House of Delegates and 358 in the Senate, according to the General Assembly website. By contrast, there were a little less than 200 bills pre-filed last session. (Courtesy: Maryland Matters)