TMCF President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Talks on CBS Radio's "BizTalk with Josh Smith"


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June 20, 2014

Biz Talk with Josh ™ Host, Joshua I. Smith 

  • Why are Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) so vital to America? 
  • Why is it becoming increasingly difficult to convince those in power to support HBCUs? 
  • How critical is it for HBCUs to play a pivotal role in preparing students to become entrepreneurs?

Josh talks to Johnny C. Taylor Jr., President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) about the importance of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). TMCF is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. Established in 1987, TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include publicly-supported HBCUs, medical schools and law schools. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.

Josh and Johnny also talk about the importance of advocacy and policy at the Federal and State level to support HBCUs, and why that is becoming increasingly difficult to convince those in power to do so.

M. Scott Lilly, President of the Opportunity Funding Corporation joins the conversation about changing the mindset of students to become entrepreneurial and incorporate interdisciplinary skills in their education. They also discuss how students can take their patents and intellectual properties to commercialization with the mentorship of entrepreneurs and business owners who have forged the road before them.

For more information on Thurgood Marshall College Fund or the Opportunity Funding Corporation, visit


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