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What If There Was No Federal Funding for HBCUs?

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HBCUs have become an essential part of the American education system. From its Believe it or not there could be a major dent of funding...

Lifting As I Climb: Mentorship, Community Service and the Importance of Giving Back

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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. -Muhammad Ali As I get older it has begun to dawn...
The Black Greeks

How to Show Interest in a Greek Organization

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It’s that time of year again; you can feel it in the air. Guys are dusting off their line jackets, girlfriends are ordering paddles...

Do Black Students Learn Better from Black Teachers?

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As HBCU students, alumni, supporters and enthusiasts, most are obviously aware that the majority of the campuses are predominately African-American. There is diversity typically within...

Perception vs. Reality: Achieving Your Dreams

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Lady Gaga has be one of the craziest (if not the craziest) people of our time, but you’re only looked upon as “crazy” to...

Why We Still Need to Promote HBCU Exceptionalism

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Twitter is a fascinating, spontaneous, stream of consciousness social media outlet for users to tweet their thoughts and opinions on the Web for millions...

Out of the Night That Covers Me: Making Sense of FAMU & Hazing

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Since the first story broke about the untimely death of Robert Champion, 26 year-old Florida A&M drum major, many are trying to piece together...

Things I’m Thankful For: My HBCU Family

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This past week, thousands of college students across the country headed home for one of the most anticipated holiday amidst on campus students; Thanksgiving....

Understanding as an Art: The Value of Wisdom

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Being a student at Central State University taught me to be thankful of the things I have while being ambitious for the things I...

Hip-hop: From Conscious to Mainstream

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Hip-hop originated as a way out of oppression for those whose lives were affected by injustice, lawlessness and corruption. As time has gone by,...

Players, Owners to Blame for NBA Lockout

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On the heels of one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory, the NBA owners and players could not agree on a new...

Honda Campus All Star Challenge: The Pinnacle of HBCU Quiz Bowls

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Avery University versus Hillman College in the All Star Challenge Tournament, remember that episode of ‘A Different World?’ Dwayne Wayne and Whitley may have...

Do Social Networks Construct Fake Personalities?

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Are you one of those people who make it a point to tweet more than 100 times a day? Do you know anyone who...

Guiltless Sandusky: The Monster Behind the Penn State Scandal

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Disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator and alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested on Nov.5 for charges of sexually harassing eight boys...

Norfolk State Defeats Hampton in the 1st Battle of the Bay Poetry Slam

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On Thursday, November 10, 2011, history was made in Norfolk. A sea of green and gold cheered on their Spartans as they watched their beloved Norfolk...

The Significance of HBCU Bands

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HBCUs were originally established in the late 1800's to transition African Americans into society towards the end of slavery. Not long after the establishment...

Herman Cain’s Campaign is Falling Apart

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  One week can change everything in an election. For Herman Cain, it's more like half a week. Herman Cain has been accused of sexually harassing...

Midterm Madness!

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Midterms: EVERY college student’s worst nightmare. Things seem to be going along smoothly and then –BAM! This time of the semester is dreaded almost...

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