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There’s nothing like a good ole Facebook Memory, eh? This morning, while logging into the ‘Book, I was reminded of a discussion I started on November 29, 2017 (a year ago), spurred by an episode of This Is US about which historically black college or university (HBCU) was the most well-known. Here’s an excerpt…

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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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Alabama A&M University, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Get Lifted, Howard University, LeBron James, Never Would've Made It -

Bishop Marvin Sapp needed prayer. His congregation and fans immediately responded to his plea, joining him. His wife of 17 years was battling stage 4 colon cancer. MaLinda Sapp died on Sept. 9, 2010. Sapp raised their three children while preserving her legacy and continuing to maintain a life of victory, peace and healing. Facing […]

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Tekashi69 was a no-show at Howard University’s homecoming, which caused major problems for promoters who are considering legal action against the rap star after losing $300,000,TMZ reports. Show promoters had to scramble after learning 35 minutes before the doors would open that Tekashi69 wouldn’t be hitting the stage at Echostage in Washington, D.C. The throngs of 400 […]

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SpelHouse Homecoming, the joint celebration between Spelman College and Morehouse College, happened this past weekend in Atlanta. If you’ll remember, last week, I had to ask God for a little assistance because in the forecast even up to the day before the event, there was a strong chance of rain on Friday and…

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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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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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Howard University has joined a new watch list of schools, and it’s not for illustrious reasons. The Department of Education added the prestigious historically black university to the Federal Heightened Cash Monitoring (HCM2) list. The schools on this list are in severe financial trouble. Howard is the most prestigious among them. What does this mean? […]

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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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NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — There are few people in collegiate sports whose reputations transcend their respective institutions. Duke has Mike Krzyzewski. The University of Alabama has Bear Bryant. Ohio State has Woody Hayes. At Howard University, that person was Ed Hill. A career spanning more than three decades culminated in Hill’s recent induction into the […]

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In February 2018, author and gun violence survivor Diona Clark let out a sigh of relief. “I was at work,” she recalled. “My domestic violence advocate called me and she shared the news that they were going to arrest him. I was ecstatic. My heart was blown away. Finally. Justice has been served.” Clark’s ex-boyfriend […]

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After unveiling its controversial new anthem policy last month, the NFL has a little bit of good news for African-Americans. On Wednesday, the league announced a new partnership with “The Mecca” of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Howard University. The league and university will collaborate to create the Campus Connection Program, which was designed […]

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Olubunmi Okunade had her future all mapped out. Having run track for most of her athletic life, it made total sense – at least in her mind – that she’d end up at an NCAA Division I school, far from her strict Nigerian parents, and blaze a path she could call her own. But little […]

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Everywhere you looked Saturday morning at Howard University’s 2018 graduation, you’d see kente cloths of all styles and colors, even on graduates’ mortar boards, worn by students, family and others attending the ceremonies. Black pride was everywhere at the university’s 150th commencement. And it was because King T’Challa from the movie Black Panther, actor Chadwick […]

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Graduations at America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are underway, with most of them running from this weekend through the end of May. The headliner is Howard University graduate Chadwick Boseman, who will deliver the commencement address Saturday at his alma mater. The Black Panther star will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane […]

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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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Chadwick Boseman is returning to his alma mater to give the keynote address at Howard University's 150th commencement ceremony on May 12.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Black Panther” is returning to his alma mater to give the […]

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After occupying a Howard University administration building for nine days, students of the school came to an agreement with the university on Friday that ended the standoff. Key to the settlement with the historically black university was a meeting with the board of trustees to put forth measures to improve the quality of life of […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students at Howard University who have occupied a campus building for a school-record six-plus days said Wednesday night that they are close to an agreement with the school’s administration on a wide range of student-related issues. Representatives for HU Resist, a student-led social justice coalition, and the Howard University Student Association (HUSA), […]

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A week ago Howard University students stormed the administration building on campus, enraged after learning that the school had misappropriated more than $1 million earmarked specifically for financial aid.

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Over the last week Tyrone Hankerson Jr. has gone viral for his alleged involvement in the Howard University financial aid scandal. There have been countless memes mocking his love of high fashion (which some speculate was bought with embezzled funds) and viral videos of his enraged classmates singing Rihanna’s hit song (you know the one about […]

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Howard University students remained unmoved Monday as they entered day six of their takeover of […]

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Howard University continues to pick up the pieces after a after a whistleblower’s bombshell blog post exposed six Howard University employees who allegedly stole more than $1 million from the university. The fallout has led to public relations nightmare for the world-renowned HBCU, protests by angry students, numerous questions from alumni and donors, and a […]

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Nearly 36 hours after a whistleblower’s now-deleted blog post, Howard University students have stormed one of the school’s administration buildings in protest of school employees who have stolen more than $1 million in money earmarked for financial aid.

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The president of Howard University on Wednesday confirmed the firings of six financial aid employees […]

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Twitter went into a frenzy after records that alleged Howard University financial aid employees embezzled $1 million in financial funding were posted by an anonymous author on Medium this week. The university’s student newspaper, The Hilltop, gave details of how the story received mass attention after a social media post from the student activist group […]

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Tyrone Hankerson allegedly balled out on money that was meant for Howard University students financial aid. Black Twitter had a field day with Tyrone. Normally misappropriating funds is not a laughing matter, but...

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'D.C., Activism, Clifton Kinnie, Ferguson, Gun Violence, Howard University, March For Our Lives, News, Police, Politics, Top Stories, Video, Youth -

Clifton Kinnie said “enough is enough” at 17 years old.  He organized in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown to advocate against excessive use of force from police. Now a college student at Howard University, the 21-year-old is getting ready to graduate, and return to his hometown of St. Louis to become a teacher. […]

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On the same weekend that Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay snagged the Nos. 1 and 2 box-office slots with their megabudget films Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time, respectively, a smaller, more intimate but nonetheless groundbreaking film debuted at the SXSW Film Festival on Sunday. Jinn is a compelling and nuanced story about Summer, […]

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