An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
From 2014 to 2015, IHRAAM undertook these steps to contribute to the struggle to save Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)  and
Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) of Higher Education:

  • On July 14, 2014, IHRAAM  (along with cosponsors 100 Black Men of Atlanta and Iota Phi Theta of Baltimore) sponsored a seminar on Empowering HBCUs, PBIs and International
  Human Rights, again with a view to stimulating debate within the concerned communities.

  • On September 14, 2014, IHRAAM submitted an Alternative Report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, scheduled to conduct its regularly scheduled 2015 Universal Periodic
    Review of the United States as it relates to human rights on May 11, 2015.


  • On July 20, 2015, IHRAAM representatives were invited to Washington by the U.S. State Department/Department of Education to participate in a Town Hall Session on the issues
    raised in the US UPR related to education. At that meeting,IHRAAM’s project for the establishment of a quasi-governmental body, the Office of HBCU Development and International
    Cooperation (OHBCUD) was presented.

To further that initiative, a
CORE PLANNING GROUP (CPG) was formed, a completely independent entity incorporated in the State of Illinois in 2016.  
CORE PLANNING GROUP (CPG)
for an Office of HBCU Development and International Cooperation

OLIVE HARVEY
COLLEGE
Chicago, Illinois
July 20, 2017

CPG Board Members, College and
Community Representatives organize
CLAFLIN
UNIVERSITY
Orangeburg, SC
November 3, 2017
ALLEN
UNIVERSITY
Columbia, SC
November 2, 2017
Allen/Claflin University Faculty and
Students Conduct Panels &
Form Committee
SPELMAN
COLLEGE
Atlanta, GA.
May 3, 2018
Provost, President
Faculty Council and African
Diaspora & World Faculty
with CPG Conduct Workshop
VIRGINIA
STATE UNIVERSITY
Petersburg, VA.
February 23, 2018
VSU President, Senior Faculty, Students
and Community Organize
Here are samples of the remarkable fruits of CPG efforts during 2017-2018 at numerous
HBCUs and PREDOMINANTLY BLACK INSTITUTIONS (PBIs) OF HIGHER EDUCATION
(outreach to be widely expanded 2018-2019)
CPG Board Member and Dean of the College of
Business Administration
VIEW SAMPLE WORKSHOP
WHY HBCUs ARE
KEY:  
  • Historical legacy & human
    right
  • Major provider of African
    American college and
    STEM education
  • Social and economic
    sustainability for African
    American heartland
    communities
  • Network of institutions
    facilitating African American
    self-determination in America