Five Challenges Black Fraternities Must Address in 2014

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By Eddie Francis For more than a century, an effective leadership network for black male college students has existed with dynamic results. The fraternities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council—Alpha...

Why Everyone is Fired Up With Quinnite Nation

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This story is a part of the series “Presidents Corner” about the unique experiences, vision and leadership styles of each president at our nation’s 107 historically black...

Still The Most Ignored Demographic: Black Fathers

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One of the first articles I ever had published was a feature story I wrote many years ago on...

Donate To HBCUs To Celebrate Black History Month 2018

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Black History Month is fast approaching, and there's lots of things to learn and ways to celebrate Black History. It's a long month. But Black History is...

“Fighting for those who need advocates”: Why you should consider being a HBCU president

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As I approach my senior year at American Baptist College, I have been pondering about what vocation desires I want to pursue. As a student who graduated...

4 Reasons Why HBCU Alumni Don’t Give Back, and 4 Ways to Fix It

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Numbers Matter HBCUs generally have a lower number of graduates due to the lower student population, when compared to larger schools. The belief that less students equals less graduates, less graduates...

Why I’m Grateful For My Fraternity

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Have you ever pondered to yourself and thought: ”Which fraternity or sorority should I join”? Or have you ever compared yourself to someone else who...

theRoot: 5 Mysteries Surrounding the Life and Death of Dr. Sebi

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What if I told you I had a cure for AIDS? Would you believe me? What about cancer? Or diabetes? There are...

What You Need To Know Before Launching A Home-Based Business

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According to Small Biz Trends, 69% of entrepreneurs launch their businesses from home. Starting a home-based business can be exciting and lucrative. However, study all aspects of your company...

From the PWI(Predominately White Institution) to the HBCU

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My experience going from predominantly white institutions to Howard University was the best thing that ever happened to me.

HBCU 101: Here’s What You Need To Know To Maximize Your Success At College

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College is the best four years of your life, they say. But those four years at college can also be rough. With this in mind, Founder and CEO of...

Black college students less likely to ‘hook-up’

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by Carrie Healey | Black students are less likely to participate in hooking-up in the four years they are in college than white students. The majority of students participating in the...

Stomping The Yard: How to be a Good Mentee

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By Jet Magazine, I’ve had the great opportunity over the years to work with many college interns, apprentices, and mentees. And, trust me I’ve seen the good, the...

A Letter To The Freshmen: Dear Class Of 2023

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Dear Class Of 2023, Congratulations! You made it. After all the adversities you may have faced; bullying, “roasting”, and for some of...

This Mom Follows Her Twins To FAMU – And Earns Her Own Degree

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In most cases, college-bound students find themselves counting down the days, eager to leave the home nest and parents behind, to move on campus, meet...

HBCU Students: Why You Need Your Own Side Hustle

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First, let’s be clear on what a side hustle is: A “side hustle” is additional income that is separate from your paycheck. It’s not a part-time job, it...

Why Are Student Loans So High?

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One of the biggest problems looming after graduation is paying off loans.  Even President Barack Obama admitted that he, too had student loans and just paid them off a few years before being...

Tennessee State University Students Go Homeless For A Day

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Six students from Tennessee State University decided to put their selves in the footsteps of a homeless person by going homeless for a day. They joined me within...

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