A Morris Brown grad: College can be saved if supporters fall in line behind the school and rally

Melva Robertson is a 2001 graduate of Morris Brown College.  She holds a master’s degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State University.

The AJC has reported that Morris Brown is more than $30 million in debt to at least 200 creditors. The debt includes $13 million in bonds issued in 1996 through the Fulton County Development Authority, payment on which creditors are moving to get via foreclosure. When the bonds were issued, college officials used property as collateral. According to Fulton County tax records, the 131-year-old school owns 20 parcels on campus. The total fair market value of the parcels — many of which are boarded up, abandoned or burned out — is $33,583,400.

Robertson wrote a piece to rally fellow Morris Brown supporters in the face of the college’s desperate financial plight:

By Melva Robertson

As a Morris Brown College alum and former Marching Wolverine, whenever I hear someone ask the question, “What are we gonna do?” I automatically recite the chant that we (the MBC Band) would recite every week before we began our halftime show.

Seconds before the show began, right before the Drum Major called us to attention, a random band member would yell, “What we gone’ do?” Instantly, the entire band would yell, “Pick up your feet, play your part, drive, drive, drive.”

Next they yelled, “How?” We yelled, “Together!” They’d yell, “When?” We replied, “Now!” At that point the drum major would call us to “attention” because we were now focused and ready to begin.

That’s been a tradition for years at Morris Brown, but it was more than just a dramatic band ritual to begin a halftime show. It reemphasized a culture that was instilled into generations of Morris Brown students.

Morris Brown is a school that teaches students the value of hard work. We were taught that no matter the situation, if we are tenacious and motivated, we will be successful. Never give up. This is why the school won’t just “close its doors” as so many have suggested. To do so directly contradicts the principles of Morris Brown College.

People always ask, “what are we gonna do,” regarding MBC. My suggestion: “Pick up our feet, play our part, and drive, drive, drive.”

Pick Up Our Feet: In the band that means that you can’t drag your feet. You must be precise. The formations and sound aren’t clear if you are not standing tall, marching high, and moving with confidence.

The same holds true now. We must communicate with pride and confidence that MBC will recuperate. We must prove that Morris Brown is not closing and will fight until our goals are achieved.

Play Our Part: In the band, each part is important to the success of the band.

In the current situation, “play your part” simply means, “do your part.” Everyone has a part in restoring Morris Brown because everyone has reaped the benefits of what this school has produced. The graduates make a difference daily in lives, communities, and businesses all over the world. Therefore, the world has a part in this new movement whether through donations and fundraising, volunteering, or simply eliminating negativity. Whatever it is, we all have a part. We cannot dwell on “how” this happened. Let’s just take actions to fix it.

Drive, Drive, Drive: That means to simply keep the momentum going. On the field, intense energy and momentum keep the crowd’s attention. The crowd must not walk out.

We cannot lose momentum in this fight for Morris Brown. When Morris Brown’s financial woes are no longer the top story in the media, we will still need people generating a buzz about the school and how to help.

“Drive, Drive, Drive” also means that sometimes you have to be a little ahead of the beat in order not to slow down. We, as supporters of Morris Brown have to stay one step ahead at all times. Strategy, implementation, and repetition will not only keep MBC on the radar but also achieve success.

Now after the chant, that random band member asks:

“How?” How are we going to do this? Together is the answer. Now is not the time to point fingers, bail out, or be divisive. We are in this together and only together will we be able to win. One person cannot save Morris Brown College, it will take everyone; but MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE CAN BE SAVED!

“When?” We start NOW. Halftime has begun and it’s time to take the field. We need everyone to pick up your feet, play your part, and DRIVE! DRIVE! DRIVE!

–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog

49 comments Add your comment

Pride and Joy

September 6th, 2012
3:46 pm

I read that only about 50 students were enrolled. if that’s the case, it would be ridiculous to save an entire “college” for only 50 students..
The value of the property exceeds the debt. Sell the property, pay off the creditors and if there is any left over, do as the law says and give it to another non-profit institution, one that is attracting students and can stay within a budget.
There is no point to”saving” a college with so few students and so much debt.

Van Jones

September 6th, 2012
3:50 pm

I don’t see this ending well for MB unless wealthy corporate sponsors volunteer (I mean get pressured) to pony up some cash.

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
4:09 pm

My Dad is a graduate of Morris Brown. This is a Failure of their own making through decades Bad management and financial mismanagement for MANY YEARS!
Its time to let HER it DIE. she has been abandoned to many times already.

Time to put her out of her misery and let it remain as a tribute as a failure to a community who have been so consumed with their own selfish lives and not the real important things like COMMUNITY!

This occurrence was in decades in the making. No amount of money donated could ever bring it back to what it once was. Let us be honest with each other and our selves. When FACED with the Truth embrace it and do not turn AWAY.

Someone must have pulled some really long strings Maureen for you to put this here. Favors are being called in for sure! Politics in Atlanta has very strange bedfellows!

Angela

September 6th, 2012
4:16 pm

Van Jones, you are on point. MBC doesn’t get the large financial gifts that other HBCU’s get. Rich people like Bill Cosby, Oprah, etc. are pumping millions into MBC like they do other colleges and universities. She’s right, now is not the time to point fingers. We can’t change what has already been done, however, I think that we have to realistic, too. $30 million – that’s alot of money.

What good is a college degree from a non-accredited college?

Pompano

September 6th, 2012
4:26 pm

The question really is – should the College be saved? If you happened to have an extra $30 mil laying around, is Society better off donating it MBC – where it would all go to payoff debt and not a penny used to educate a student – or donating it to Clark University where it could be put to a much better use for the student population?

Hate to see any options for higher learning eliminated – but keeping MBC alive seems to be based more on hubris than common sense.

Double Zero Eight

September 6th, 2012
4:31 pm

Tom Joiner, the radio mogul, offered to buy
Morris Brown and was turned down. That was
probably the best option for the school. This was
several years ago. Hindsight is 20/20.

Double Zero Eight

September 6th, 2012
4:46 pm

Spelled “Joyner” incorrectly in my prior post.

bu2

September 6th, 2012
4:56 pm

Pompano asks the right question.

Why spend $30 million to save an unaccredited college with 50 students? Donors would be better off helping Clark Atlanta, Morehouse or Spellman.

JF McNamara

September 6th, 2012
5:12 pm

I’m a grad, but its over. Sell the infrastructure to Clark (or whoever can fill the facility with students), settle the debt and move on. It’s sad, but its the cost of poor management.

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
5:30 pm

Georgia Tech and Georgia State has this property in their sights. The Piece of Property where the clock stands is registered as the highest level of land in Atlanta.
Its value should bring enough revenue to retire any of its debt and then some, if negotiated properly.

Knowing the politics surrounding it as I do, the Trustees will get far much less than its worth and a select few will walk away with a hand full of cash to make sure that it sells for less than its true value.

redweather

September 6th, 2012
5:37 pm

That piece is rather short on specifics. Gonna take a lot more than that.

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
5:46 pm

redweather @ 5:37 pm – LOL! you noticed that! that was the whole intent. They are looking and seeking for some wealthy benefactor, thinking that one could be found here and a check written to save it from destruction

The funny thing is, on this blog there is nothing but a whole lot of little poor CHURCH MOUSES, some even without churches! :)

Fred ™

September 6th, 2012
5:49 pm

Can’t say I’m too concerned about a racist college going under. One day ALL the “Black Universities” will disappear and at that point maybe we can all be Americans together without rallying around skin color.

Yeah right, and one day pigs will fly……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nijTc5nOS2M

Dr. Proud Black Man

September 6th, 2012
5:55 pm

Dont throw good money after bad.

Lav Menace

September 6th, 2012
6:06 pm

One has to ask, is the school worth saving if they have only 50 students? From what I understand, these students are not able to get federal financial aid due to the school being unaccredited. Who is going to want to come to a school like this?

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
6:26 pm

Fred ™ @ 5:49 pm – You have so much history to learn and be informed of. I do hope you take the time to seek it out and you will find that your comments are not only wrong but offensive in its tone. African Americans have longed for a similar outcome more and longer than you or your family have been on this planet. However, with so many people carrying such uniformed opinions as yours, have prevented us all from reaching that very Goal.

I will say a prayer for you that wisdom & understanding find a way between your ears.

Jaye

September 6th, 2012
6:32 pm

Fred,

How is Morris Brown a racist college? Other races have always been welcomed there, but they were founded because blacks weren’t welcome at majority schools. Do your homework before talking out the side of your butt!

Charles Douglas Edwards

September 6th, 2012
6:52 pm

Morris Brown College can be saved.

The re-birth of Morris Brown to its former status is very feasible.

MBC is an asset to the city, state and country.

Every possible solution should be explored to save this valuable and historic HBCU.

It will be much easier to save and restore Morris Brown now than try to resurrect it in the future.

Despite the darkness of the current situation there is light at the end of the tunnel.

We urge the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) and Board of Trustees to continue to fight diligently so save this college.

We pray and HOPE for the success of Morris Brown College.

Go Wolverines !!!

Amazing

September 6th, 2012
7:38 pm

Morris Brown cannot be saved because the trustees are wedded to a paradigm that no longer exists. The trustees are composed of too many legacy civil rights advocates who have no financial acumen and lack strategic thinking skills. They are resistant to new ideas.

catlady

September 6th, 2012
7:45 pm

I’m afraid it is too far gone now. Has been for quite a few years. The death of a college is always sad. This one died by a thousand small cuts, many inflicted by those who were supposed to be “leading” it.

qaz

September 6th, 2012
8:40 pm

Remember that about 20 years ago, Morris Brown was facing a $10 million deficit. But the Atlanta community along with Maynard Jackson, rallied to Morris Brown’s plight and in four years not only paid off the debt but gave Morris Brown a surplus as an endowment. The AJC article is “On the Rebound: An ‘A’ for Amazing. Morris Brown Debt Replaced by Surplus” July 14, 1996. And Morris Brown got a brand new football stadium because of the Olympics.

Less than 10 years later, Morris Brown was in deeper debt and lost its accreditation. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me again, shame on me. Morris Brown was given a second chance and they blew it. Let Morris Brown die and let’s invest that money in Morehouse, Spelman, and CAU instead.

bootney farnsworth

September 6th, 2012
9:31 pm

time to let it go.

unless MB can find a major corporate donor to underwrite it’s entire operation. even then it would be an uphill climb.

MB has been in trouble for years. years. this is just the last in several sad straws.

take note DeKalb and GPC. this could easily be you.

redandblackpeachy

September 6th, 2012
9:55 pm

@ Charles Douglas Edwards–resurrect it later? Why would that ever happen? Some things are just for a season. It appears that the season for MBC is coming to an end. Retiring the debt will not prevent MBC from further troubles down the road. The value of saving MBC was a decade ago when there were more than 50 students there and it was accredited. We should respect the role the school played in educating students but efforts towards saving the school are fruitless and a waste. The land should be sold to satisfy the debt and the 50 students should be ingested into one of the other schools in the AU Center. Under no circumstances should grad’s, donors, sponsors or potential benefactors take a head in the sand approach when viewing this school.

Lee

September 6th, 2012
10:08 pm

Google “Morris Brown fraud” and the resulting articles will tell you all you need to know.

$30 million and 50 students? Not much chance of recovering at that rate. Put a fork in it, sell the assets, and pay the creditors.

Sorta ironic though. The politically correct enacted laws and regulations that required white universities to implement affirmative action admission plans, which destroyed many of the black colleges.

Keeping It Real

September 6th, 2012
10:13 pm

Did you know that companies of Donald Trump filed for bankruptcy at least four times… yet you still support The Apprentice, the Miss America Pageant, and stay in his hotels. How long ago did Kmart file for Bankruptcy? Yet you still bought Martha Stewart Living products. Didn’t Delta file bankruptcy just in 2005? Yet you still bought their tickets and now Delta is the second largest airline in the world.

The leaders at Morris Brown had been trying to pay back the debt in an honorable way. Unfortunately, that just could not be done by time allotted. Guess what? We just decided to do something for the first time in our 125 year history… We filed bankruptcy, just like the reputable companies above. Please stop the hating, you can’t make things any worse for us. We hit the reset button and are starting over. We are at rock bottom and can only go up. Give us a few years and we will be soaring high again… just like Delta. We are not letting anything go per order of the courts. And I’m gone…

Nate

September 6th, 2012
11:23 pm

“Strategy, implementation, and repetition will not only keep MBC on the radar but also achieve success.”

Sorry, Melva, but outside the ivory towers of academia, reality rules. What you really need is money, money, and money; holding rallies in which alumni wax poetic about the past, vowing to keep MBC alive, is a ridiculous exercise in futility. Unfortunately for MBC alumni and students, the college reaped what it sowed, and no one in his/her right mind would pump tens of millions of dollars into a school run by people who have proven themselves experts only at financial mismanagement and fraud. As President Obama told the Republicans, “Elections have consequences.” The same can be said for running a business in which expenses habitually outstrip revenues. The only thing that can save MBC is a sucker, and outside of the government, there are few suckers with >$30mm in loose change.

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
11:42 pm

Lee @ 10:08 pm – Your comment is incorrect in so many levels there is not enough space here to respond to such a Blatant LIE. I will state you are so wrong that you should smell sulfur every time you breathe in & OUT!

Bernie

September 6th, 2012
11:45 pm

Lee @ 10:08 pm – especially and specifically your comment: ” Sorta ironic though. The politically correct enacted laws and regulations that required white universities to implement affirmative action admission plans, which destroyed many of the black colleges.”

You are sadly misinformed and misguided in your thinking.

qaz

September 7th, 2012
12:09 am

@Keeping it Real

Trump and Delta had strong sources of cash flows so they were good candidates for Chapter 11. As for Kmart, that depends if they have a good plan to emerge from Chapter 11.

Morris Brown waited too long to file for bankruptcy. The campus is in disrepair, they lost accreditation, and lost their reputation. Morris Brown has to find a source of cash flow and attracting enough students won’t be easy when you are unaccredited. And the campus has to be renovated which will cost millions. And after the creditors and unpaid employees are shafted, Morris Brown will have no credit to speak of. Morris Brown doesn’t have much of a product to sell to bring in the money. And donors typically want to give to successful schools, not basket cases.

Bernie

September 7th, 2012
12:55 am

Time To let go it seems. A Quick Funeral, Liquidation of the Land…..pay the bills.
Wave goodbye!

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
12:59 am

As a black man i’m saddened that we dont take education as seriously as we should.

Pride and Joy

September 7th, 2012
4:39 am

To Charles Edward Douglas:
You write “MBC is an asset to the city, state and country.”
Please tell us how exactly a college with only fifty kids and 33 million in debt is an asset to anyone.
Please be specific.

redweather

September 7th, 2012
6:22 am

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Morris Brown College, here’s a link:

http://www.morrisbrown.edu/03_05_fundraising.htm

bilbo799

September 7th, 2012
9:11 am

Yeah, Morris Brown has been a drain on resources. Public money has gone to Morris Brown, and Morris Brown has squandered it time and time again. Regardless of whether it CAN be saved, it SHOULDN’T be saved. Time to move on.

RJ

September 7th, 2012
12:18 pm

As a graduate, I am saddened, however the time has come for it to be over. When I was there in the 90’s there were financial issues. Unless a new board is created that is fiscally responsible, they will never operate successfully.

Ole Guy

September 7th, 2012
2:11 pm

Rousing essays notwithstanding, it must be remembered that (supposedly) once-thriving institutions got into the current fix FOR A REASON. We all recently observed the “too big to fail” mantra in action…to the tune of many billion tax $; all the fine organizations which have been identified…Delta, K-Mart, etc are, in some form, with us today. Is this solely due to the second-chance initiatives which the Railway Labor Act envisioned? I think not…Delta is in the position they are today, NOT because of the fiscal reliefs made possible by Chapter 13, but because the flying public supports all the crazy “hidden fees”. I fly about twice monthly, either business or pleasure, and I see it all the time. On a one hour flight (plus or minus), folks have to stuff their faces with over-priced chow that they were too damn stupid to purchase before arriving at the airport; despite the rediculous fees, they will either stuff the overheads (to the exclusion of others’) or pony up the fees for checked bags. In short…like so many “challenges” in contemporary society, the flying public has failed to adapt to the new realities…”travel right; travel lite”.

As for MB…let us return to the age-old market forces; these things didn’t happen overnight; if the university…regardless of the “holy grail” emphasis of it’s graduates, cannot keep up, let it go. Believe me…the globe WILL continue rotating while on it’s journey around the sun.

Fred ™

September 7th, 2012
9:52 pm

Jaye

September 6th, 2012
6:32 pm

Fred,

How is Morris Brown a racist college? Other races have always been welcomed there, but they were founded because blacks weren’t welcome at majority schools. Do your homework before talking out the side of your butt!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It’s racist by the very nature of it. This isn’t 100 years ago when blacks weren’t welcome at other schools, this is NOW. TODAY. I know more history than you could ever imagine you silly little person. I built at Morris Brown, I built at it’s racist cousin Morehouse.

As long as Black people get away with being “separate” then we will ALWAYS be divided. It is YOU who need to have an attitude adjustment and learn about history. Let go of your hate and join America. I see no difference between you and David Dukes except the skin color.

Pull YOUR head out of YOUR butt before speaking rudely. Black Colleges need to disappear the way all male WHITE schools have. And all white all male Country Clubs have (buh bye Augusta National and your 1886 policies). Unlike you I AM educated AND not a racist.

And Double to you Bernie. I will say a prayer for you that wisdom & understanding find a way between your ears and racist heart.

Old School

September 7th, 2012
9:59 pm

The leaders of this institution are idiots. I would`ve taken Tom Joyner`s offer. Now, The Man will get it…LOL…..

Johnny

September 8th, 2012
2:53 am

MBC had a wealthy benefactor, The Truitt Cathy Foundation, that wanted to pump $60 million into the institution. CAU board of trustees squabbled over rights to a portion of the campus. By the time they came to an agreement, the foundation pulled out. MBC lost its accreditation because of fraud committed by a former president and financial aid officer. Brighter days are ahead for the school. HBCU’s have always had to fight their way out of difficult situations. This is no different. Let’s be a part of the solution and lose these negative thoughts of sell and run.

Charisma

September 8th, 2012
9:50 am

It is vitally important to save Morris Brown College. The rich history and tradition the school brings to the city of Atlanta and the contributions of its past alumni have made in the country and around the world tell a much broader story than what is before you. Yes, there may be only 50 students attending Morris Brown College, but the schools population can be rebuilt once the debt is removed and accreditation restored. Morris Brown is an institution that has created opportunity for those who may not have had an opportunity otherwise and that is why I stand firmly behind my Alma Mata. This test of resilience can teach us all a valuable lesson in fortitude, pride, determination and perseverance. You don’t just give up because its hard or the road seems long. We find solutions and I guarantee that is exactly what we will do. Great article!

Pride and Joy

September 8th, 2012
6:19 pm

Charisma, you advocate giving 33 million to a school that has proven it cannot handle money. They were in debt just 10 years ago, bailed out and then go into 33 million in debt in 10 years. Even our own federal government doesn’t burn through cash at that rate.
If we’re going to savea college for 50 students for 33 million, let’s just give the kids the 33 million to go to a better school.
Times have changed, Charisma, we don’t need all black universities. Schools are integrated now. It’s not 1950 and George Wallace is dead. It’s been years since that racist did his dirty work.
Step into the new century, Charisma. Black kids CHOOSE not to attend Morris Brown College. They have better options and this country has better options than to throw 33 million down a hole that has proven to be bottomless.

Archie

September 8th, 2012
9:48 pm

I think Dr. PBM said it best: “Don’t throw good money after bad.”

The Boom

September 9th, 2012
6:41 am

All though many have made legitimate points but … Why hasn’t anyone asked? Who are these 50 students? Why are they attending An unaccreditated institution such as Morris Brown College? Answer… Because they more than likely couldn’t gain acceptance in to any other College / University! And that’s what MBC has always done give the least likely a chance to pursue a Quality Education. Let’s be Clear Morris Brown didn’t loose it’s Accreditation because it educational practices!

Pride and Joy

September 9th, 2012
7:05 pm

To The Boom — are you advocating we should spend 33 million to give “Because they more than likely couldn’t gain acceptance in to any other College / University! And that’s what MBC has always done give “the least likely a chance to pursue a Quality Education.”?
Let’s do the math.
33 million divided by 50 students is $660,000 for each kid. I am sure the kids would rather just each get $660,000 each. If they are the least likely to get an education because they couldn’t get into any other college — then they don’t need to be in college. If you just gave them the cash and invested it wisely, they likely wouldn’t have to even et a job or need an education.
Enough is enough.
The only reason some posters want to save this school is because it is a black school. If this school was for all whites only, it wouldn’t even be ALLOWED TO EXIST.

Robert L. Smith, Jr.

September 9th, 2012
8:07 pm

To the people saying MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE should be closed. Shame on you. Where is your pride in your heritage? Morris Brown College was made for AFRICAN AMERICANS BY AFRICAN AMERICANS. I am a 2012 graduate of Morris Brown College and it hurts my heart to see so many people against my institution. Sure you may want to stifle us but you CAN’T AND WON’T SUCCEED ! Once I graduated I was promoted on my job and even offered an almost 6 figure fortune 500 job. Trust me a degree from Morris Brown College is just as good if not BETTER than most schools. What you fail to realize is that MORRIS BROWN IS A FAMILY ! It’s the heart beat of Atlanta. There will NEVER NOT BE a Morris Brown College. Why? Because we the Alum and yes EVEN THE “50″ students or more are working hard to ensure that we THE YOUTH OF TODAY have a SECURE FUTURE. At Morris Brown College you are not treated as if you are another number. Every teacher and staff member knew me and my family by name. I attended Morris Brown from 1999-2003 but left due to personal financial issues. I went to the infamous Clark Atlanta University but what I got from that school was headache and a lot more debt. I didn’t learn anything and I was treated like a number. I decided to go back to Morris Brown not just for the history but for the love and for the EDUCATION. I got a grade A education from Morris Brown and friendships that will last a lifetime. Morris Brown College teaches you to SURVIVE in the REAL WORLD. I had not one but TWO heart attacks and guess who was there? Morris Brown College. When I needed a shoulder who was there? Morris Brown College! When I needed help with my resume or obtaining a job who was there? Morris Brown College. And who will be here to do the same in return? I WILL A 2012 graduate of Morris Brown College. We are not going any where. We are going to PICK UP OUR FEET, PLAY OUR PARTS AND CONTINUE TO DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE until we are where WE want to be. One of the biggest things about MBC is that STRUGGLE IS OUR STRENGTH ! You may TRY to tear us down with your negativity and slander but we will rise again like the Phoenix which rises from the ashes. To my BROWNITES IT’S TIME TO RISE UP ! And for our HATERS LET ME LEAVE YOU with something we are on

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By
William Ernest Henley

Pride and Joy

September 11th, 2012
9:44 am

Rober L SMith, if Morris Brown is such a good college, why is it 33 million in debt? You admit it is run by black peopel for black people. Can’t black people manage money?
Also, OF COURSE they knew you by name and not by a number. There were very few students. I’m sure anyone can remember 50 names and faces in four years.
If the school is so good and so historic and has such value — then why aren’t more kids attending?
Your post just don’t make sense when compared to the facts.

MoB4Ever

September 17th, 2012
12:23 am

As a CURRENT STUDENT I have to say that most of these comments were made from a very narrow perspective. I wonder how many of these people on the comments are actually black. I bet mostly all of them are…which makes it even sadder to me. Do u ppl not understand that money is on an electronic figure??? Isn’t our “perfect” American TRILLION OF TRILLONS of dollars in debt but no one is saying, “hey just shut down America, eff everyone else who’s still fighting forAmerica to keep standing!” NO! So do what your mother’s taught you: If you can’t say nothing NICE, just don’t say it AT ALL. By the way, I’ve learned to most from this institution then the other two colleges I attended. And isn’t learning what it’s really about anyway??? Right! Love us, or leave us alone. That’s all! MORRIS BROWN FOREVER STANDING!

DecaturMiamiHurrcianAlum

September 25th, 2012
10:48 pm

Tom Joyner FAT Freaking LIE he offered $10 million to the college and wanted to change the name of the school that is bad business on several leaves because 1) The property alone is worth more than that and 2) No leadership within a business no matter it’s financial status is going to allow for its brand to be changed for such a small amount.

Next Point: The wealthy benefactor, Chick-Fil-A and the Truitt Cathy Foundation were going to donate and put $60 million into the Morris Brown College and the Clark Atlanta Board board lead by one of the of trustees named Juanita Baranco lead the charge to kill the deal.

I got $1000 to anyone’s charity payable to your paypal account if you can prove me wrong not with your opinion either. Seriously!

DecaturMiamiHurrcianAlum

September 25th, 2012
10:50 pm

meant to say levels