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Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Bands -

Rhonda L. Harper, who took over the Clark Atlanta Mighty Marching Panthers as interim director in August, does not plan on going anywhere. Football season is over, but they are preparing for basketball season. She’s the second black woman to lead the school’s band, but in 2005, she became the first black woman to hold […]

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Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats, Central State University, Clark Atlanta Panthers, ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings, HBCU Bands, Jackson State Tigers, Morehouse Tigers, Prairie View Panthers, Tennessee State Tigers, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, Winston-Salem State Rams -

HBCU homecoming season isn’t over yet. The Greatest Homecoming on Earth is about to jump off in Greensboro, North Carolina. Last week, Howard University set it off with rapper Jay Rock performing Saturday with the Showtime Marching Band. Were you at a historically black college or university campus that rocked out at homecoming? Did you […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Education -

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) president Ronald A. Johnson is leaving the school, his resignation effective Dec. 7. “I make this decision for personal reasons and I advised our Board of Trustees of my intentions today,” Johnson said in his resignation letter. “While I am reluctant to leave this great University and its incredible, faculty and […]

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Alabama State Hornets, Alcorn State Braves, Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats, Clark Atlanta Panthers, ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings, Fort Valley State Wildcats, Hampton Pirates, Jackson State Tigers, Miles College, Morgan State Bears, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles, Prairie View Panthers, Southern Jaguars, Tennessee State Tigers, Texas Southern Tigers, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, Winston-Salem State Rams -

The ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings A look at the marvel and majesty of HBCU bands, their culture, their universities, the personalities and performances that make them so unique. It’s time for this season’s second ranking of the ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU bands, and we have new top schools in both categories. The new top bands […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Craft Beer, Hampton University, Harlem, Harlem Hops, HBCU, New York -

Three graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are bringing a stylish take to a trendy craft beer bar in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood. On June 9, owners Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris and Stacey Lee officially opened the doors of Harlem Hops to the public, making the establishment the first craft beer bar […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Basketball -

When your last former-NBA player-turned coach wins 45 games in two years, it makes sense for you to go out and hire someone with a similar résumé. The oft-used proverb “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was obviously at play as Clark Atlanta University introduced former Philadelphia 76er George Lynch as its new head […]

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Bowie State Bulldogs, Claflin Panthers, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Grambling Tigers, Morehouse Tigers, NCAA, NCB, Texas Southern Tigers, Virginia State Trojans, Virginia Union Panthers -

Nine historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) punched their ticket for the NCAA Division II basketball tournaments last weekend. Virginia Union (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) champion), Claflin (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) champion), Virginia State (at-large), Morehouse (at-large) and Clark Atlanta (at-large) were the five teams that played in the first round on the […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Darrell Walker, HBCU Basketball, Morehouse College -

ATLANTA — Clark Atlanta University basketball coach Darrell Walker sits in silence behind the scorer’s table, nodding his head to the music. A speaker blasts black barbecue favorites such as “Before I Let You Go” by Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and The Emotions’ “Best of My Love” nearby. Practice doesn’t start until 6 p.m., but […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Bands, HBCU Football, Howard University, Jackson State Tigers, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Texas Southern Tigers -

For the past eight weeks, we’ve taken you behind the scenes of some of the best HBCU bands across the country — North Carolina A&T State University, Texas Southern University, Howard University, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, and Clark Atlanta University — as each prepared for both home games and homecomings. The 5th Quarter […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU, HBCU Bands, HBCU Football, Photo Act -

The 5th Quarter in the world of football games at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) takes place after the game, when the bands of the two opposing schools battle each other for bragging rights to the best musical performance. These displays of musical showmanship, from the choreographed routines to the song selection, require a […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Fort Valley State Wildcats, Grambling State University, HBCU Sports, Howard University, Morgan State Bears, Norfolk State Spartans, North Carolina A&T Aggies, North Carolina Central Eagles -

The defenses really step up in the Week 8 top football highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports. Last weekend’s top plays include must-see performances from Howard, North Carolina A&T, Norfolk State, Albany State, Clark Atlanta, Morgan State, Grambling State, Alabama A&M and Alcorn State. And, we also have the first basketball highlight […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Homecoming, Hip-Hop, Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Yardfest -

As homecoming season continues, many students and alumni of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been debating on social media about who truly has the #bestHBCUHomecoming. My Rhoden Fellow colleagues have been trying their hardest to present the best argument for their respective schools, but there is no comparison here: Howard University, also known […]

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Alcorn State Braves, Central State University, Clark Atlanta Panthers, HBCU Football, Jackson State Tigers, Norfolk State Spartans, Tennessee State Tigers -

It’s Week 3 for highlights in historically black college and university (HBCU) sports, including Tennessee State (No. 1 with nine missed tackles in one play against Florida A&M), Grambling, Alcorn State, Central State, Clark Atlanta, Norfolk State, Southern and Jackson State. If you want to see your school’s highlights, make sure to send them to […]

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Chance The Rapper, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Fourth Of July, Hampton University, Kamala Harris, Malia Obama, Maxine Waters, Michigan State Spartans, Morehouse College, University of Michigan -

The Fourth of July has come and gone, but conversations about freedom and independence don’t get old … especially among black college students. Webster’s Dictionary says freedom is the power to act without restraint, while it defines independence as not requiring or relying on others. How do students feel about the two? America’s birthday seems […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Drumline, Get Lifted, Tomisha Brock -

This college football season, educator and accomplished director Tomisha Brock will be storming the field, directing Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) Mighty Marching Panthers band to bring the noise and the funk. At 35, Brock is CAU’s first female band director and one of five women directing college band programs nationwide. The announcement came early in […]

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Benedict College Tigers, Bowie State Bulldogs, CIAA, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, Men's NCAA Tournament, NCAA, NCAA Tournament, NCB, NCW, SIAC, Virginia Union Panthers -

Six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) entered the first round of the NCAA Division II basketball tournaments last week. Bowie State (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) champion), Clark Atlanta (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) champion) and Virginia Union (at-large) were the three representatives on the men’s side, while Benedict College (SIAC), Johnson C. Smith […]

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Albany State Golden Rams, Benedict College Tigers, Central State University, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Fort Valley State Wildcats, HBCU Sports, Kentucky State Thorobreds, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles Golden Bears, Morehouse College, SIAC, Spring Hill College, Tuskegee Golden Tigers -

Despite the doomsday scenarios that say the bottom is falling out within athletic departments at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is pursuing several groundbreaking initiatives and continuing to quietly earn a reputation as an innovative leader in digital and social media strategies and sponsorship development, as well as […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Fist Fight, Ice Cube, Morehouse College, Spelman College -

When you think about rapper/actor/entrepreneur Ice Cube, you usually associate him with confrontation – but not on Thursday. On this day, Ice Cube showed up in Atlanta before a packed Bishop Cornelius Henderson Student Center auditorium on Clark Atlanta University’s campus to not only promote his new movie Fist Fight, but to inspire someone to […]

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Charles Barkley, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, NBA -

NBA great Charles Barkley is known for being vocal about black issues spanning from Black Lives Matter to policing in the black community. But he doesn’t mind giving back. On Tuesday, the former Auburn All-American and retired NBA Hall of Famer announced on WJOX radio in Birmingham, Alabama, his donations to two historically black colleges […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Darrell Walker, HBCU Basketball -

There’s a wind of change coming to Clark Atlanta University, a historically black university in the heart of Atlanta — change coming by way of the school’s Division II men’s basketball program and its new head basketball coach, Darrell Walker. “Just because you’re in Division II doesn’t mean you have to act like it,” said […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Dillard University, HBCU, Most Undefeated 2016, Shaw University, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Thurgood Marshall, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, Virginia State University -

The statistics are eye-catching, and will draw double takes, for sure. Let’s start with Shaw University, at 49 percent; South Carolina State University, 39 percent; Tuskegee University, 32 percent; Virginia State University, 30 percent; Dillard University, 22 percent; Central State, 22 percent. Those figures represent the percentage increases in freshman enrollment this fall at some […]

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CIAA, Clark Atlanta Panthers, MEAC, SIAC, SWAC -

When Clark Atlanta University announced this summer that it was suspending its men’s track and field program, alarms were sounded in some corners of the historically black colleges and universities landscape — as well in the community at large. Here is a school in Atlanta, which hosted the Summer Olympics just 20 years ago. Those […]

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