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  • Norfolk State to Raise Tuition

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on March 31, 2014
    “I plead with you; let’s work together,” said faculty senate president of Norfolk State University Suely Black addressing board members. It’s uncertain how many of the 400 full- and part-time instructors at historically black Norfolk State in Virginia will be laid off. But due to a decline in university enrollment, fewer teachers will be needed, said President Eddie Moore Jr. […]
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  • Simmons College in Kentucky Named the Nation’s 107th HBCU

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on March 26, 2014
    Since no place in the United States would allow their doors to be opened to educate freed slaves, freed blacks, supporters  and the like took the obligation upon themselves to educate the freed race to read and write. Inasmuch, that’s the story of the founding of Simmons College in Louisville, Kentucky, and several other institutions of higher education across the […]
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  • Wiley College Women’s Basketball Team Advances to NAIA Fab Four

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on March 24, 2014
    It’s not whether or not they win or lose Monday night against a worthy opponent that counts. For the women’s basketball team at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, the players and coaches recognizes that the team has already accomplished something no other HBCU has done in over a decade. The Lady Wildcats will be the first historically black college or […]
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  • 6 Reasons Why Every HBCU Student Should Attend TMCF Leadership Institute

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on March 21, 2014
    “If I could describe the TMCF Leadership Institute in one word, I would say motivational,” said Tony Innouvong, a student at Alcorn State University. Several other “carefully selected” students brought together to this four-day conference has similar responses about the 2013 Leadership Institute. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) hosts the annual, premier recruitment conference for public HBCU students that […]
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  • When Fashion Comes Across Art: Christian Drye, Fashionably Late Presents “Greek Fashion Week”

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on March 15, 2014
    By Tommy Meade Jr., HBCU Buzz Black Greeks, get ready to wear your Sunday’s best. With the intent to dispel the myth that blacks show lack of taste in selection of their dress, Christian Drye, a Central State University alumni and fashion designer, is certain that his latest endeavor will turn heads. The independent fashion blogger and founder of the […]
  • Ex-FAMU Coach Says HBCU Money Games is “Shameful”

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on February 26, 2014
    Operating on a budget of about $4.5 million that covers everything from coaching salaries to equipment, game operations and scholarships, Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia is struggling to stay afloat. To survive the existing financial climate, Savannah State, like most other HBCU football programs, have to find different ways to make money. Next season one of Savannah State’s largest […]
  • HBCU Fun Fact: 61 Percent of Black Colleges Students Give Back

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on February 20, 2014
    For some of us, coming home from school without any homework was no good. Inexcusable. Downright offensive. To go home without homework meant either two things: you did it ahead of time (glory to you) or, reasonably condemning, you weren’t serious about your education. To parents, being black and not serious about education is a violation to everything ever worked […]
  • Eight HBCU Students Featured on The Root’s 2014 Young Futurists

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on February 13, 2014
    HBCU Buzz – “Homeless to Howard” teen James Ward, a 19-year-old Los Angeles native who launched an online crowdsourcing campaign in 2013 to support his dream to attend historically black Howard University, is one of eight HBCU students featured on The Root’s 2014 Young Futurists list that celebrates young African-American men and women who are forging a path to future […]
  • Anthony Hyland, Mr. Voorhees College, Wins Mr. HBCU Competition

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on February 10, 2014
    HBCU Buzz – On Sunday, Feb. 9 a new Mr. HBCU was crowned at the 10th annual Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition in Jefferson City, Missouri. There was a lot of Buzz about the event on social media with the hashtag #KingsCOMP2014. This year Anthony Hyland, Mr. Voorhees College, one of the 16 Kings represented from the nation’s 106 historically […]
  • Delaware State fires HC Greg Jackson

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 31, 2014
    So it begins. On Thursday Delaware State University fired head coach Greg Jackson after a winless MEAC record this year. Delaware State is the first institution to fire its head coach this season, according to reports. Jackson served as head coach of the Hornets for 14 years. Under his watch, the Hornets won three MEAC regular-season championships, going to the […]
  • Howard Isn’t Too “Happy” After All

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 30, 2014
    Recently Howard University students, faculty, staff and the D.C community appeared in a video imitation of producer Pharrell Williams hit song “Happy” that now has over 153,000 views on YouTube. But some students are no longer in that “happy” state of euphoria. In fact, some Howard students are simply fed up with the university and current changes to administration, according […]
  • FAMU Rattlers Swapping to Metallic Helmets?

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 29, 2014
    The FAMU Rattlers, who went 3-9 during the last football season, just may be switching to cool looking metallic helmets for the 2014 season. More from HBCU Gameday:   Looks like FAMU is about to join the ranks of college football teams with metallic helmets. Based off FAMU’s equipment Twitter handle, it looks like they are still toying around with […]
  • AGB Search Picked to Assist Tuskegee University Find Next President

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 23, 2014
    TUSKEGEE, Ala. – A team of consultants that offers their networks, perspectives, and broad ranges of search experiences will work with the Board of Trustees at Tuskegee University to help select the next man or woman to lead the historically black university. On Saturday, Jan. 18 the board had chosen AGB Search to begin a national search for candidates for […]
  • Spring Semester Classes to Begin at WVSU After Chemical Spill Fouled Water Supplies

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 16, 2014
    For the first time in four days, West Virginia residents can now safely use the water by any means after a chemical spill contaminated water supplies for hundreds of thousands of people. Waterlines on the West Virginia State University campus were flushed throughout the day on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and university offices were open the same day for students to […]
  • Ideal Capital Awards Grant to Spelman College Professor for Choreography

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 15, 2014
    A professor from historically black Spelman College recently won an Idea Capital Grant that supports a diverse group of Atlanta area artists. Recipients of the grant are to receive a total of almost $10,000. Using technology to make dance more entertaining, Spelman professor and choreographer T. Lang will create Post Up, a “meditation on love and loss using sensors and […]
  • Morgan State Professor MK Asante Among Nominees for NAACP Image Awards

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 15, 2014
    Morgan State University professor MK Asante is among the nominees for Outstanding Literary Work in the category of Biography/Autobiography at the 45th NAACP Image Awards airing Saturday, Feb. 22 on TV One cable channel. The author of four books, Asante’s most recent work Buck: a memoir of MK’s youth growing up in Philadelphia, continues to win over national praise and […]
  • Howard University’s Ranking Drops 22 Spots in U.S. News Best Colleges

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on January 14, 2014
    Director of data research at U.S. News Robert “Bob” Morse recently gave details on why Howard University fell 22 spots in the most recent Best Colleges rankings report. The man behind the U.S. College News Ranking said Howard’s decline during the 2014 data collection was “mainly due to its administrative inability or refusal to report its most recent data about […]
  • Morgan State puts Kappas on probation until 2015 for refusing to admit gay student

    By Tommy Meade Jr. on December 4, 2013
    Developing A student at Morgan State University who sought after admission into a Black Greek Lettered Organization on campus but was denied because he is gay spoke out about his ordeal. Brian Stewart, who holds a 3.2 GPA, has interned at the White House and ironically, receives scholarships from Kappa Alpha Psi to attend historically black Morgan State, had long […]