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HBCUs fight back after decades of underfunding

There is a growing list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are suing states for decades of underfunding. Four HBCUs in Maryland won a lawsuit against the state for $577 million, and Tennessee State University claims it is owed $544 million after being underfunded dating back to the 1950s. CBS MoneyWatch reporter Khristopher Brooks explains to CBSN's Tanya Rivero the impact the Maryland decision could have on the other 100 HBCUs.


Kamala Harris reaching out to black students

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is actively reaching out to students at HBCUs - historically black colleges and universities. Tonight's debate is being held at an HBCU, Texas Southern University, and Harris, who graduated from the prominent HBCU Howard University, reached out to students with an open letter in TSU's student newspaper. CBS News 2020 campaign reporters Stephanie Ramirez and LaCrai Mitchell joined "Red and Blue" to discuss the senator's outreach efforts.

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