President's messages

Reflecting on injustice on Dr. King's birthday

In his letter from a Birmingham jail, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in 1963: 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. 

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July 4th message 2020

July 4, 2020 will take place at a time in this country unlike any other since the Declaration of Independence was published 244 years ago. 

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Juneteenth 2020

Today, we observe Juneteenth as protestors across the nation continue the push for social justice, police reform and an end to systemic racism.

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The World Needs YOU Now More Than Ever

In the midst of a pandemic that has affected nearly every continent on earth, that has exposed and laid bare the inequalities borne most heavily by the poor and underserved of our community; we now find this country in the midst of facing once again the harsh reality of the legacy of racism, the seeds of which were planted over 400 years ago on this continent.

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Class of 2020 #ShowMeYourWalk HBCU Edition

Dear Class of 2020,

I applaud and salute you for persevering through a global pandemic to reach this critical milestone in your life and development as young adults. 

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