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Bipartisan HBCU Caucus Achieves Milestone with New Corporate Challenge Partners
WASHINGTON - Recently, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus along with Co-Chair Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01) and HBCU Caucus Members Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), introduced Amazon, Regions Bank, Dell, Inc., GM Financial, Nielsen, Pandora,, and Volvo Group North America as new corporate partners to accept the HBCU Partnership Challenge.

Last September, during the first annual HBCU Braintrust, the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus issued the HBCU Partnership Challenge with the goal of identifying 10 corporate partners within the first year. With the addition of these new partners, the Caucus has exceeded this goal. The HBCU Partnership Challenge is an effort to promote corporate engagement with HBCUs and the students they serve.



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As we get closer to the crucial 2018 fall midterm elections, two new voices join the a “Call to Colors” civic engagement effort to register 100 percent of the students on historically black college and university campuses throughout the state…

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One of the biggest obstacles confronting low- and moderate-income home buyers is coming up with the 20 percent down payment that many financial advisors recommend they have in the bank prior to entering the housing market.

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