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Atlanta University Center, AUC, Chloe Bailey, Clark Atlanta University, Grown-ish, Halle Bailey, HBCU, HBCU Life, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Yara Shahidi -

Grown-ish has become a popular show among millennials by giving an honest depiction of what college is like today. Main characters Jazz Forster (Chloe Bailey) and Sky Forster (Halle Bailey) and executive producer Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry visited Morehouse College recently, screening the first episode of season two for Atlanta University Center (AUC) students. The Bailey […]

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black content creators, Black Hollywood, Dormtainment, HBCU, Howard, Howard Homecoming, Howard University, News, YouTube, youtubeblack -

For a lot of Black creatives, all they need is a camera and a digital platform to make magic. That’s why Howard University recently teamed up with Youtube and Youtube Black Hollywood to put on their second annual YouTube Black Fanfest. That’s why thousands of Howard University students and fans of Youtube Sensations packed Cramton Auditorium to […]

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Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Marching 100, The 5th Quarter -

There’s always something at stake. Since 1925, the Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University sports teams and bands have taken the field to find out who reigns supreme in what has become the largest historically black college and university (HBCU) rivalry in Florida. In 1978, the Florida Blue Florida Classic was created, and this year […]

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Ray J is going to college, y’all. And while that sounds like the name of a new reality show helmed by Mona Scott-Young, it’s an actual factual true statement. According to his Instagram account, Ray J, real name Willie Ray Norwood, has decided to enroll at Philander Smith College, a historically black college located…

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Bowie State Bulldogs, CIAA, fayetteville state Broncos, Fayetteville State Marching Bronco Xpress, HBCU, HBCU Football -

Sharlanda Demingo had to make a call — and a tough one at that. Her son, Amadious, demanded that she quit one of her jobs so he could see more of her at home. “He was in middle school and playing basketball,” Demingo recalled of the conversation with her then-12-year-old. “He was in the band, […]

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ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings, Fayetteville State Marching Bronco Xpress, Fayetteville State University, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Jorim Reid -

It’s been a long season for the Fayetteville State University Marching Bronco Xpress. Evacuations, hurricanes and a lack of resources thwarted the band members before they could even show off what they’d practiced so hard last offseason. But the Marching Bronco Xpress knew that the show, no matter the circumstances, would go on. And through […]

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Alabama State Hornets, HBCU, Mandela Barnes -

An HBCU graduate has made history as the first African-American elected lieutenant governor in Wisconsin. Mandela Barnes graduated from Alabama A&M University with a bachelor’s in telecommunications in 2008. He won the lieutenant governor seat after his running mate, Tony Evers, earned victory in the governor’s race against Republican incumbent Scott Walker. He developed a […]

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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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HBCU, HBCU Homecoming, Homecoming, Howard University, Jay Rock -

Homecoming week is without a doubt one of the most important stretches on a historically black college calendar. As Howard University in Washington, D.C., prepares for the annual tradition, the “Showtime” Marching Band is gearing up for a show that director of bands John Newson hopes will stay with fans and alumni long after the […]

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Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Fort Valley State University, HBCU, News, Top Stories -

Seven people, including two former employees of Fort Valley State University, have been charged with running a sex and prostitution ring at the HBCU. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the list of suspected clients includes a mortician who works part-time as a county commissioner, an assistant principal, a city manager and a former university attorney. […]

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Band of Distinction, Benedict College, HBCU, HBCU Bands, HBCU Homecoming -

For 20 years, the soulful sounds of the Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction (BCBOD) have managed to work their way into the hearts of alumni, current students, fans and curious followers across the country. Since its founding in 1998, the band has grown from 61 members in its first year to a robust […]

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Christion Abercrombie, HBCU, HBCU Football, Tennessee State Tigers, Tennessee State University -

It was a routine play. Even hours after the game, upon further review of the play that sent Tennessee State middle linebacker Christion Abercrombie out of the matchup against Vanderbilt University on Sept. 29, coaches determined there was nothing foul about the hit that took place shortly before halftime. “It was just a football play,” […]

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Grambling State University, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Prairie View A&M University, State Fair Classic, The 5th Quarter -

The storms that rolled into Texas threatening to soak a day of football and band battles were met by thousands of attendees who showed up to Dallas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium for the State Fair Classic anyway. And luckily for the fans who came to watch the tense showdown between the Grambling State Tigers and the […]

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HBCU, National Park Service, News, Top Stories -

Several of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities are getting a nice boost from the National Park Service to preserve buildings and sites on their campuses, Diverse Issues in Higher Education reported. The federal agency for years has been dipping its hands into commemorating places important to Black American culture—the former Washington, D.C., home of late […]

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Alabama State University, Auburn University, hbcu, National, News, Race -

Two Auburn University fraternities are accused of going too far after roasting their HBCU opponent […]

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FAMU, Featured, Florida, HBCU, News, Tallahassee -

A white man pulled a gun on four FAMU students on Saturday in an incident depicted in a now-viral social media video.

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After a historic weekend where one of the country’s perennial football powerhouses welcomed a nearby historically black university, African American alumni from both colleges are incensed by viral pictures showing white fraternity houses draped in signs that are insensitive at best and racist at worst, disparaging the…

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HBCU, HBCU Football, MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge, NCF, North Carolina Central Eagles, Prairie View Panthers -

Football games are hardly fought, and won, at the conference commissioners’ table, but don’t tell that to Dennis E. Thomas and Charles McClelland. Friendly pregame banter between the two leading men representing the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during Saturday’s Commissioners Reception at Atlanta’s swanky Solis Hotel’s rooftop lounge hardly seemed […]

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Andrew Gillum, FAMU, Florida, Governor, HBCU, Mayor, News, Politics, Tallahassee, Top Stories, Video -

Andrew Gillum is on the verge of making history. Gillum, 39, is the mayor of Tallahassee and he's vying to be the Democratic candidate in Florida's gubernatorial race.

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HBCU, Howard University, International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Jiu-Jitsu -

Nearly a dozen brightly colored quotes are plastered across the windows of Lloyd Irvin’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Temple Hills, Maryland. The quotes — e.g., “I believe in my dream” — have long inspired the many children who attend the academy, but for one child in particular, they helped propel him to a historic […]

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Black Lives Matter Philly, Black Philanthropists, Entertainment, HBCU, Kevin Hart, KIPP, News, Philanthropy, Philly, Top Stories, UNCF, Video -

Kevin Hart is known for being a funny man, but the celeb and comedian is doing more than enjoying his time in the spotlight. Hart has taken time to give back to his hometown of Philadelphia– contributing to causes for natural disasters and childhood cancer organizations — but it’s his latest program that’s getting a lot […]

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Beyoncé made good on her Beychella promise and funded college scholarships for several HBCU students.

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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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#BlackBoyJoy, #blackexcellence, Black Graduates, Featured, Graduation, HBCU, News -

It's our favorite season for #BlackExcellence, so you know we had to put together a round up of our favorite Black graduation moments from the Class of 2018. Experience the joy of #GraduatingWhileBlack!

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Get Lifted, HBCU, Howard University, Human Trafficking, Laz Alonso, NAACP, The Bobby Brown Story, The Boys, Traffik, Washington Redskins -

Actor and Howard University alum Laz Alonso believes women are in an era of empowering themselves and taking back their power. This is why he is excited about his new film Traffik, which hit the big screen on April 20. “It’s an exciting thrill ride,” Alonso said. “I really like the film’s tagline, ‘Refuse to […]

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HBCU, HBCU News, Nathan Haymer, Southern Jaguars, Southern University Human Jukebox -

Southern University is ending an era of marching band excellence after making the decision to fire band director Nathan Haymer earlier this week. Haymer’s fate was decided days after reports surfaced alleging that the band director had violated state ethics laws by demanding personal payments from organizations after band performances, according to ABC affiliate WBRZ […]

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Beyonce, Coachella, Drumline, HBCU, HBCU Bands, Music -

In January 2017, fans were ecstatic to learn Beyoncé would be headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Outside of the anticipation of a creative and energetic performance, Queen Bey would make history as the first black woman to headline the festival in its 19-year existence. Less than a month later, excitement turned to […]

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