9 Things I Learned From My Summer Internship

Through the help of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund I was able to participate in an all-expenses paid internship program with the United States Department of Agriculture....

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Graduating From College Debt-Free

Yesterday, I did a Facebook Live interview with Kevin Y. Brown, author of 10 Ways Anyone Can Graduate From College Debt-Free and founder of Debt-Free College Academy,...

Here’s 5 Reasons Why Mentors Matter

If you trace all the way back to biblical days up until the 21st century, you will find that mentorship was the “secret sauce” for many who made...

4 Mistakes Young Professionals Make On The Job

While a college degree, an impressive resume and a strong handshake may land you a spot at your first dream job, these things won’t guarantee longevity and...

3 Ways Black College Students Can Save Money In College

Saving money while attending an HBCU, or any college can be difficult to keep up with, especially when you want the best college experience your campus can...

Trying To Decide Between A Black College Or A Predominately White Institution

This year Black students going into the 12th grade across the country will be deciding on which college to attend. A lot of important factors play into...

HBCU Young Alumni Series: Chasing Dreams ft. John Holland

The idea behind the HBCU Young Alumni Series, is to take the time to honor graduates who, since graduation, managed to do the work, create opportunities for...

HBCU Students: Why You Need Your Own Side Hustle

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...

Mom’s House or Flophouse? Where to Live After College

The Root The thing I, as a shorty, looked forward to the most about transitioning from jailbait-hood to manhood was the right to move out of my parents’...

The 10 HBCUs With The Best Retention Rates

Deciding whether to go to college can be difficult, stressing, and sometimes can be put on the back burner to find a peace of mind. Maybe taking a year...

Fisk University Grad Matthew Knowles Shares 4 Secrets To Success

It is tempting to see Mathew Knowles as the creator and manager of Destiny’s Child, father to globally dominant entertainer Beyoncé and younger sister Solange, and surrogate...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 12 Essential Items Needed When Arriving to Campus

College. Nothing says independence like it. Being away from your parents for the first time, meeting people from all over the country, and getting to know yourself...

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

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...

5 Ways to Prepare for Finals Exams

Getting ready for finals can be overwhelming.  We know that everyone wants to see their family and friends and is over school right now. But stop whining;...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Books You Need To Read To Learn About Black Fraternities...

One of the first things incoming students see when arriving on campus at an historically black college or university, or HBCU, is trees and benches painted with...

21 Essential Blogging Tips For HBCU Students

What does it take to be a blogger and social media influencer? The ability to create content and share on social media is a process to influence thinking,...

Watching ‘When They See Us’ Is An Act Of Social Justice

Apparently, no one was ready for Ava DuVernay’s recent series, When They See Us. Across social media, discourse about the movie...

‘Describe Jackson State In One Word’

“Unique," says Jackson State student MuNesha, a senior health care administration major, on the university's official Facebook page. "Some people think of Jackson as dangerous, but that’s not always...

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