Stillman College Could Be Trump’s First Chance to Save an HBCU

Stillman College Could Be Trump’s First Chance to Save an HBCU


Will Donald Trump Try and Save Stillman College? On April 16, the Wall Street Journal wrote that “Stillman College Faces Uncertain Future as Education Department Debts Linger.”

On February 28, President Trump had over 100 HBCU Presidents and advocates in the Oval Officer. He told the HBCU leaders how important they were after he signed an HBCU executive order. The situation Stillman College is in, much like the situation involving miners pensions, Trump has a chance to show off his “America first” agenda as it pertains to Stillman College. 

Stillman College is a 141 year old historically black school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is about to run out of money. The school’s new President, Cynthia Warrick, took over only three months ago and has taken several actions to prevent the school from closing. But the odds are stacking up.

The school needs less that $4 million to make it to the fall semester.  With all the talk of wanting to assist African Americans and the consideration of a funding bill coming to the floor next week, the moment may be the perfect opportunity for President Donald Trump to show he wants to assist Historically Black College.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for and Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: Instagram: LVB325.