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Trump faces questions over his promise to historically black colleges

Trump faces questions over his promise to historically black colleges

Following in the footsteps of every president since Jimmy Carter, President Trump signed an executive order in February pledging his commitment to historically black colleges and universities.

But Trump, who won only a sliver of black voters last fall, took it a step further, inviting dozens of leaders from these institutions into the Oval Office for a meeting that raised hopes that he may bring more federal attention — and funding — to their schools.

Six months later, with the White House’s annual conference for...

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