October 1, 2004 |
Ray Charles must have been singing in his grave as friend after friend paid a heart-pounding tribute during a glitzy Beverly Hills fundraiser for historically black Morehouse College.
May 22, 2008 |
Michael Brewer, a senior at Morehouse College, was strolling purposefully around this storied campus on a hot spring day, his heavy frame dripping sweat, his hands clutching a small stack of fliers. "No more hate," the fliers read, in a stylish typeface. "No more discrimination. No more." "What's up, brother?" Brewer said in a lilting, cheerful voice as he approached a fellow student in a dark business suit. "Take one of these, if you will." The young man gave the flier a glance.
May 24, 1989 |
Television talk show host Oprah Winfrey donated $1 million to Morehouse College to establish the Oprah Winfrey Endowed Scholarship Fund. "I have traveled around the country and witnessed the education crisis our young African-American men face," Winfrey said at Morehouse's 105th commencement Sunday. "Today marks the beginning in my personal efforts to halt that crisis."
October 2, 1990 |
About 60 wheelchair-bound protesters occupied the Morehouse College president's office Monday, demanding that college officials help arrange a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan. The group, American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today, wants Sullivan, a former school official, to redirect 25% of Medicaid's $17.5-billion nursing home budget to programs that would provide home care for the disabled.
February 21, 2006 |
The midnight-blue tour bus that carried music legend Ray Charles around the country has begun a new career at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The bus, donated to the college by the Ray Charles Foundation, will be on display outside the college's arts center and may be used for trips by student groups. Emblazoned with Charles' likeness, the vehicle is equipped with 35 customized seats, four televisions and a kitchen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
In an effort to increase the number of blacks entering science and engineering fields, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech signed agreements Tuesday for a joint academic program with seven historically black colleges and universities in the South. "The black colleges and universities have a great resource we have not been tapping," said Martin Leipold, manager of the program for JPL. He said the Pasadena area lab will offer summer research jobs to the students, and JPL scientists and Caltech professors will lecture at the schools.