Historic black colleges and universities have laid the foundation for many African-Americans throughout our country and the world. Several of the private institutions are connected to religious institutions and have been the conscience of developing leadership that has created the narrative for civil rights. Our public institutions have also been instrumental in developing medical programs agricultural programs and engineering programs that have contributed to the overall growth and development of our country. It is important to recognize that a third of African-American dentist have graduated from HBCU’s. Nearly 50% of African American educators graduated from HBCUs. President Biden's administration made significant investments in historically black colleges and universities. This week the president signed the proclamation naming this week ‘Historical Black Colleges and Universities’ week. The White House initiative on historical black colleges and universities is taking place this week in Washington DC. Representatives from many of these institutions from all across our nation will meet over the next few days and find opportunities in which partnerships can be made with federal agencies, corporations and other entities that are committed to the sustainability and growth of these institutions. When we think about the national stage and those figures who have changed Higher Education, I often think about some of the most influential Americans. I think about Dr. Martin Luther King graduating from Morehouse College, Vice-President Kamala Harris graduated from Howard University, Congressman John Lewis graduating from Fisk University, Barbara Jordan went to Texas Southern University, Congressman James Clyburn graduating from South Carolina State University, Ronald McNair the first African-American Male astronaut graduating from North Carolina A& T University and Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley a graduate of Fisk University. These history makers have helped to reshaped U.S. history.
I pray that God continues to give you health and strength during this season.
Let’s focus on building stronger relationships with family and friends.
I pray for world peace and that you will find prosperity in all your endeavors. Its time to brings us together as one nation working together.
Let’s do our part to help the less fortunate who work hard every day to provide for their families. I also pray that our leaders focus on ways to reduce the high cost of healthcare and that scientist find cures to end illnesses that rob us of the people we love.
Curing coronavirus 19, cancer, diabetes and heart disease should be the highest priority.
We must also find a way to make education more affordable.
The next generation of doctors, scientist, lawyers, engineers and teachers are depending on us to open the doors to access higher education.
I pray that together we will address gun violence. No child should die at school and we should not have to worry about someone interfering with our worship services.
I truly hope you will join me in working to improve our communities.
Let’s do our part and let’s grow together!
Brandon Pendarvis Brown
Brown Eternal Gardens is a Non-Perpetual Care Cemetery. Hundreds of families have chosen to allow family members to rest in the Eternal Gardens. The Seven Acre Cemetery is maintain by Upstate Family Funeral Services and all family's utilizing the cemetery are required to buy burial markers from Upstate Family Funeral Services.
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