• Oprah Winfrey gives inspiring speech.

Oprah Winfrey gave the keynote address at Johnson C. Smith University on Sunday. 300 JCSU graduates collected degrees.

In her speech she said, “Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction.”

  • New bill raises some eyebrows.

A new bill introduced by a Republican on Tuesday has many people in the black college community speaking out against it.

The bill will dramatically lower tuition to $500 at five North Carolina universities, including three black colleges.

But according to reports, the bill will also “reevaluate” the names of Winston-Salem State University, Elizabeth City State University and Fayetteville State University, and two other minority serving institutions

  • Gillian White remembers her time at HU.

“My mom thought I was crazy, but I really wanted to go to Howard. I actually got accepted into Hampton first, and so I thought I didn’t get into Howard. Then all of a sudden, I got a letter to Howard and I said yep, I’m there!”

Check out the entire interview here.

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  • Former Jackson State football coach passes away.

Bob Hill, the legendary Jackson State football coach, died on Tuesday, reported SWAC.org.

He was 81-years-old.

“Our university and this state has lost another great ambassador,” Payton said. “I’m going to miss him as a coach, I’m going to miss him as a friend and I’m going to miss him as a legend.”