CNN US | Black leaders rally around Howard University students protesting poor living conditions on campus

Tents are set up near Howard’s Blackburn University Center, as students protest poor housing conditions on campus on October 25, 2021, in Washington, DC.

(CNN) – Black leaders are rallying around Howard University students who have been protesting since earlier this month what they say are subpar living conditions such as mold, mice and roaches in campus dorms.

Students at the historically Black college in Washington, DC, have been assembling for sit-ins at the school’s Blackburn University Center with tents, air mattresses and sleeping bags, demanding that Howard leadership address their concerns. The sit-in, which has been dubbed #BlackburnTakeover on social media, started on October 12.  —read more–