The "billionaire space race" between Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk shares many parallels with Gil Scott Heron's 1970 classic poem-song, "Whitey On The Moon."

Morgan State University in Maryland and Prairie View A&M in Texas, were just two of several HBCUs scheduled to receive monies allocated to student access, research and strategic initiatives.

The company tries to defend itself amid nationwide protest.