Democratic presidential hopeful Tim Ryan stumped at historically black Paine College in Augusta on Monday, August 26, saying to the audience at the black college that “The next president is going to be the healer in chief.” Ryan’s speech had a focus on gun violence, according to The Augusta Chronicle. Ryan is a nine-term congressman from Ohio.
Extra: The event was hosted by the school’s student government association.
The “Wilberforce Unite” fundraising effort by Wilberforce University in Wilberforce has raised $478,000 so far, which is less than a quarter of its goal to raise $2 million in order to keep the black university’s accreditation, per ideastream. Wilberforce has two years to correct the problems.
Tennessee State football placed four on 100 all-time greatest HBCU players list compiled by national radio personality Donal Ware, reports Tennessean. Richard Dent, Claude Humphrey, Ed Jones, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromarti made the list.
Best friends Oprah Winfrey, who graduated from Tennessee State University in Nashville, and Gayle King hilariously guess the meaning of today’s slang words. “We know what that is,” Winfrey tells King who answers “Lit means it’s really great, it’s really fun.”
Former BET CEO Debra Lee recently shared how she became a woman of power in the entertainment industry. “I had to get comfortable with the fact that I was a powerful woman. Power is not necessarily something that I thought came with the position. But once I had it, I had to decide what I wanted to do with it, what I wanted my legacy to be, what issues I wanted to change, and how I wanted to use resources to help with those issues,” says Lee.