President’s Budget Cuts Funds From Black College Program

President Bush recently proposed the nation’s first $3 trillion budget. The new plan showed some penny-pinching in allocations for the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The budget plan stripped $85 million from the Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities program.

In a statement, Michael L. Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, called the budget plan “disastrous for HBCUs and the tens of thousands of young Americans who are working so hard to achieve their dreams of a college education.”