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Commentary, Hampton University, HBCU Homecoming, The Real HU -

Homecoming at Hampton University is over for this year, but the battle for best HBCU homecoming is an ongoing debate. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schools have been outshining us for years, and 2018 was no exception. No homecoming is perfect. Questionable campus safety, overpriced club fees, long lines and oversold events plague some HU festivities. I’m […]

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Florida A&M University, Hampton University, HBCU, HBCU Homecoming, Howard Homecoming, Howard University, Living, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T, Video, Virginia State University -

HBCUs were established during a time where African-Americans were denied education due to their race. Despite the storied history, some people still question the relevance of these universities and colleges and whether they are financially viable institutions. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will always be significant in the Black community. From the legendary alumni […]

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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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Briana Owens, Business, Cycling, Entrepreneurship, Hampton University, Health, Spin Class -

Want to make health and wellness guru Briana Owens laugh? It’s simple. Ask her how many times she’s heard the phrase, “I’ll be damned if I go to SoulCycle while Briana’s got Spiked.” The line is a flip of Jay-Z’s I’ll be damned if I drink Belvedere while Puff got Ciroc, from 2017’s “Family Feud.” […]

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Grambling State University, Hampton University, HBCU Basketball, MEAC, Morgan State Bears, SWAC -

The semifinals are set for the two historically black college and university (HBCU) conferences playing to get automatic bids to the NCAA men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments, and if you’re looking for excitement, the stars of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) are leading the way. The biggest of […]

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Black History Month, Hampton University -

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and BET. For the past 15 years, those were my primary teachers of black history. It’s sad to say, but true. Today, I am at Hampton University, one of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the country, embracing my blackness daily. Professors and programs educate as […]

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#HUTownHall, Hampton University, hbcu, National, News, News Video, Poor Living Conditions -

Hampton University students took to social media last week to express outrage over poor living […]

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#HUTownHall, Commentary, Hampton University, William R. Harvey -

“No, no, no, I’m talking now, young lady! I am talking!” shouted William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University. The university president interrupted a student who demanded answers on how the administration plans to better handle sexual assault cases on campus during a Student Government Association town hall on Tuesday. She said she was a […]

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Black History Month, Hampton University -

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) all over the country are rejoicing because it’s finally February and Black Twitter is calling this their favorite month. It’s Black History Month! Some may ask why African-Americans only have one month to celebrate our culture, plus it’s the shortest month. Others jokingly recirculate the video of Bobby Brown […]

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Bethune-Cookman University, Betsy DeVos, Hampton University, HBCU, HBCU Baseball, Howard University, Morehouse College, St. Augustine's Falcons, Tarik Cohen -

When it comes to historically black colleges and universities, we often get the short end of the stick. Created for us and by us, the institutions are saddled with financial and other social issues that create a disadvantage, not unlike what life has been like for black folks in this country since we were brought […]

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Alabama State Hornets, Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, Delaware State Hornets, Florida A&M Rattlers, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, HBCU Football, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils -

With the success of first-year Howard University football coach Mike London, the need to win — and win relatively soon — has become a thing, prompting some historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to pivot and search for their guy to take them to the next level. “To be fair, most of these coaches’ contracts […]

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Big South, Hampton University, HBCU News, MEAC -

In a decision heard throughout the historically black college universe, Hampton University announced Thursday that the school would leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and join the Big South Conference in 2018. The announcement was made in a statement by Hampton University president William Harvey. In a phone conversation, Harvey, who has been Hampton’s president for […]

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Hampton University, HBCU Homecoming -

On Oct. 1, as I walked around the campus of the Standard of Excellence – my historically black university, Hampton University – I noticed something different. It was something about the aura of my peers that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, until it hit me. It was homecoming month. Tickets for parties and […]

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Hampton University, HBCU, HBCU Digest -

Remember when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly gave the Oscar for Best Picture to La La Land instead of Moonlight? Fortunately, nothing like that happened at the 2017 HBCU Awards, which acknowledge the positive impact of HBCUs on American culture. For the past six years, HBCU Digest has hosted an awards ceremony highlighting historically […]

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Baltimore, Bethune-Cookman University, Black Tennis History, Black Tennis Week, Chicago Defender, Hampton University, Lincoln Lions, South Carolina State Bulldogs, Tuskegee Golden Tigers, West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets, Wilberforce University -

When the American Tennis Association’s (ATA) national championships were first planned out in 1917, the founders wanted the event to be more than an athletic gathering. This tournament, though humble in its beginnings, would be a social extravaganza. Think Madea’s Family Reunion: Card games galore, the matriarchs and patriarchs assembling to discuss how far the […]

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Hampton University, Stillman College, TrackTown USA Series -

Starting guns, sprint blocks and finish lines. Most college and professional track meets last for hours. Athletes and fans wait race after race, jump after jump or throw after throw to determine champions and record-breakers. The high stress and relatively low media coverage of these events has sparked conversations about how to increase audiences and […]

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Aaron Brooks, Bruce Smith, Hampton University, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Ronald Curry -

HAMPTON, Virginia — It’d clearly been a while since Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had seen those red-white-and-blue Patriots jerseys. No, not the ones worn by Pittsburgh’s AFC rival New England Patriots. Tomlin was in a place where there is no NFL stadium. He was back home in Virginia, where his eyes lit up at […]

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Aaron Brooks, Black Quarterbacks, From the 757 to the NFL, Hampton Pirates, Hampton University, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and former NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Aaron Brooks say their allegiance to the 757 community in southern Virginia comes from wanting to give back and see others succeed. “I want to be accountable as a role model to help these kids dream their dreams,” said Vick, who played for […]

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Aaron Brooks, From the 757 to the NFL, Hampton Pirates, Hampton University, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, NFL -

Michael Vick. Mike Tomlin. Aaron Brooks. They’re among many from the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area who have achieved NFL success. Each overcame challenges along the way, applying lessons learned in their youth to reach the highest level of the game. Let’s discuss their journey. On Thursday, Hampton Roads Youth Foundation, ESPN’s The Undefeated and Hampton […]

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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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Bethune-Cookman University, Hampton University, NCAA, North Carolina A&T Aggies, St. Augustine's Falcons, Tennessee State Tigers -

The St. Augustine University Falcons won their fifth consecutive men’s outdoor track and field championship, taking the title in the event’s final race last weekend in Bradenton, Florida. The talented 4×400-meter relay team of Shawn Rowe, Shaquille Dill, Adrian Kimmons and Khari Herbert sealed an exhilarating comeback win to propel the Falcons to the NCAA […]

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Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State Bears, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Rhoden Fellows -

The Rhoden Fellows Initiative is a two-year training program for the next generation of sports journalists from historically black colleges and universities, headed by former New York Times award-winning columnist and Undefeated editor-at-large William C. Rhoden. The fellowship – established as part of The Undefeated’s mission to develop new voices and serve as an incubator […]

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A Conversation with The President, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morgan State Bears, Xavier University -

With President Barack Obama visiting historically black North Carolina A&T State University on Oct. 11 for An Undefeated Conversation with President Obama: Sports, Race and Achievement (10 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN app), we tracked down the 20 times sitting U.S. presidents have visited the campuses of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Herbert Hoover Howard, June […]

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A Conversation with The President, Barack Obama, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Race -

On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s The Undefeated announced A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race and Achievement – a one-hour student forum with President Barack Obama hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. EST. “We are honored to host this town hall featuring the president at […]

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Hampton University, HBCU Football, MEAC, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Tarik Cohen -

North Carolina A&T State University running back coach Shawn Gibbs has a keen sense for when his star tailback might have a breakout game. Before last December’s inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, he told Tarik Cohen that 300 yards was in his future. Cohen was skeptical at first, but by day’s end, his stat […]

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Hampton Pirates, Hampton University, HBCU, HBCU Football, Howard Bison, Howard University -

The Howard Bison and Hampton Pirates convened on Saturday afternoon at RFK Stadium in Northeast Washington, D.C., for their annual football rendezvous, the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic. The smell of barbecue sneaked through the holes in the smoker and permeated the air. And, of course, if your sense of smell wasn’t picking up on the […]

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Hampton University, Most Undefeated 2016 -

Let’s get one thing clear before moving on: Howard was “HU” before Hampton. You can’t deny facts. Howard University was founded in 1867. Hampton Institute was founded in 1868 and later — OK, much later — became Hampton University in 1984. So, yes, Howard’s the first HU by a considerable margin. But the real one? […]

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Commentary, Hampton University, Howard University, Pots And Pans -

My wife and I occasionally take morning strolls. Sometimes, we look at each other and talk about how glad we were that our children attended Howard University. We smile at the close-knit village in Washington, D.C., that helped raise our daughter and son into their early 20s, guiding them to their college degrees in 2010 […]

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Chental-Song Bembry, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Hampton University, HBCU -

Chental-Song Bembry always had a passion for reading, writing and watching cartoons. At 10 years old, Bembry decided to combine all her loves by creating her first book, The Honey Bunch Kids. That would be the beginning of a successful writing career for Bembry. At 11 years old, Bembry attended a writing camp, where she […]

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Drew Jenkins, Hampton University, Jim Brown, Jovan Miller, Lacrosse, Lloyd Carter, Major League Lacrosse, Syracuse Orange -

Hope rarely arrives neatly packaged. On the morning of Feb. 13, it appeared as the Hampton Pirates lacrosse team, a motley crew of misfits, cast-offs and neophytes. But when they took the field against the Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks, Hampton became the first historically black college to field a Division I lacrosse team in more than […]

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