A Black Trump Supporter And HBCUs Come Together In An Unlikely Union

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Paris Dennard is the new head of strategic communications for TMCF, or the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that serves as a voice of historically black colleges or universities (HBCU). He is also a Trump supporter.

It is an unlikely union, as Dennard and TMCF President Johnny C. Taylor, according to The Atlantic, explained if he can be both an advocate of black colleges and a vocal voice in the Republican party at the same time. The answer is yes:

“I am an advocate by the nature of where I work. Johnny [Taylor] makes that very clear,” he expanded, “so I will speak up and talk about HBCUs in the political sphere.”

Taylor told The Atlantic that he sees Dennard, a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, as an asset and not an issue.