The president of Jackson State University in Mississippi resigned Monday shortly after his arrest in a prostitution sting that nabbed 17 individuals.

These things (HBCU funding, aiding seemingly ailing institutions) aren’t important seemingly instead impeachment is to congress. We are currently in an impeachment debacle and the issues that matter such as HBCU funding are not at the forefront of a divided congress. We must demand more from congress or as we’ll see layoffs, transfers and, sadly, even dropouts.

Howard University has been named the top private institution to graduate Pell Grant students on the new @USNews social mobility list. #BestColleges Social mobility deals with the movement of individuals or groups up or down from one socio-economic level to another, often by changing jobs or marriage. Howard University contributing to the legacy for those traditionally categorized as minorities is simply, in many ways, making the impossible possible.

The ability or opportunity to receive or rather purchase the tool of education is a deficit in many communities. For years it has been indirectly protected that the opportunity to go to college is a gift, almost a privilege. However, it is now becoming a necessity. This, education, is something we cannot afford to not have and something many can’t afford to have. Could we be indirectly saying; “you can put me in chains again, just let me sign this MPN first”?