New ‘HBCU Hub’ Aims to Increase Awareness Among High School Students in Brooklyn

Hampton University alum Nicole Barnwell has kick-started an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) advocacy group– the first-ever in New York City– called the HBCU Hub aimed at increasing awareness among high school graduates in Brooklyn of the merits of attending an historically black college or university.

The HBCU Hub initiative is being formed on the heels of an era when the cost of college has skyrocketed while access to financial aid has become increasingly scarce.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities also face a stigma where their merit as prestigious schools are questioned and the opportunities for advancement have been undermined by some legislators.

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