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AASA Launched Partnership to Raise Awareness about HBCUs

James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 15, 2016 – Today, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, launched a partnership with HBCU Today, an online portal containing detailed information about our nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

“For nearly 200 years, HBCUs have served as a vital force in teaching, research and public service,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “AASA is proud to introduce our new School Solutions partner. This digital resource significantly enhances awareness of the history of HBCUs and their educational opportunities.”

Published by Dallas-based Black Educational Events (BEE), HBCU Today highlights the rich histories of these institutions, including their academic and athletic programs, as well as student-run organizations.

“Our mission has always been to raise awareness of the unique educational and cultural opportunities available at our nation’s HBCUs,” said John Fleming, BEE president and CEO. “With AASA providing youth and their parents with information about HBCUs, the likelihood of more students pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at these esteemed colleges and universities increases.”

Through this partnership, superintendents and other school district-level administrators will have the opportunity to distribute HBCU Today to principals, teachers, school counselors, students and parents. Enrolled school districts will provide teachers with access to supplemental materials for use in the classroom. Students will have the ability to find tools to help prepare them for college and their careers.   

“Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian and Native American students from around the world have thrived at HBCUs,” added Domenech. “We feel this online guide will spread the message that these institutions serve as a viable choice for today's youth, regardless of their heritage.”
To preview the HBCU Today digital resource guide, visit the public website at Easy access is also provided to Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), an HBCU Today co-brand partner.


About Black Educational Events
Black Educational Events, LLC, is a privately held corporation located in Dallas, Texas. The company’s primary mission is to raise awareness of the continued importance and relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. BEE consists of two divisions: BEE Events, which produced the Angel City Classic in Los Angeles; and BEE Publishing, which created HBCU Today. For more information about BEE, visit

About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit

All HBCU Today Content Now Available Free! 




J. Fleming 

FM Agency,

Dallas, Texas 

Dallas, Texas—September 1, 2018—Black Educational Events, LLC (BEE), the publisher of HBCU Today Second Edition, announced today that access to all HBCU Today content is now free to the public, including public-school districts (elementary through high school), libraries, community colleges and non-profit organizations focused on development of youth. Hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will now gain free access to all information relative to the educational opportunities at our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at 

“We are proud to make this announcement, especially at a time when information on our nation’s HBCUs is so very important,” said BEE Founder and CEO John T. Fleming. “For nearly 200 years, HBCUs have served the African-American community as a vital force in providing quality post-secondary educational and cultural experiences and opportunities. Today, HBCUs serve the diversity within the United States of America. Through, users can review information that would otherwise take hundreds of searches to find the equivalent depth of research.” HBCU Today highlights the rich histories of HBCUs, past, present and future, providing users with ancillary information which supports post-secondary educational decisions. 

“When our students do not have the information they need, it becomes very challenging for educators, counselors, youth leaders and parents to help them fully explore post-secondary educational opportunities,” said Fleming. “HBCU Today is a big part of the solution. It is a tool that is easy to access and use from a computer, tablet or smartphone. The web-based digital format makes it easy for educators and organizational leaders to project on a smartboard for use in group sessions in the classroom or in meetings.” 

To review the HBCU Today digital resource, visit 


About Black Educational Events 

Black Educational Events, LLC is a privately held corporation located in Dallas, Texas. The company’s primary mission is to raise awareness of the continued significance and relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

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