After more than 6 years of sacrifice, hard work, and development, HBCU Buzz is proud to serve as the leading source of historically black college and university news, sports, and information. CEO and Founder Luke Lawal is the captain of the ship, and we are proud to announce he has just been named to The Root 100: an annual list of the most influential African Americans in the fields of business, science, politics, technology, social justice, sports and entertainment.

The Root 100: 2016, contains a list of 100 African Americans, ages 25-45, who are responsible for this year’s most significant cultural moments, social movements, and big ideas. Luke Lawal, HBCU Buzz CEO and founder, came in at #96 on the Root 100 list whereas Beyonce came in at #1 and Lebron James following at #2.

The proud Bowie State University graduate, man of Omega Psi Phi, and master mason says:

Thluke-lawal-rightis is amazing. It is truly a blessing.  I am so grateful to know that others label me as an influencer within the African American community. HBCU Buzz strives to promote unity within the HBCU communities to enhance their culture and improve the perception of HBCUs. I have the greatest HBCU Buzz team; Tommy Meade, Sonia Montalvo, and Brittany Ireland are the wheels that keep this train moving. Thank you to The Root for shedding light on the positive impact that we strive to create.

We look forward to the many accomplishments of our CEO Luke and the Entire Buzz team. Congratulations. This is only the beginning!