The Culture Examined: The Air Jordan Phenomenon

Every year, different groups of people make a special journey to a hollowed ground or location to pay homage to or worship. Muslims are required by the...

What If There Was No Federal Funding for HBCUs?

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 for all HBCUs...

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

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 on me how...
The Black Greeks

How to Show Interest in a Greek Organization

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 from Unique Impressions-...

Do Black Students Learn Better from Black Teachers?

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 the institution’s faculty...

Perception vs. Reality: Achieving Your Dreams

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 those who do...

Why We Still Need to Promote HBCU Exceptionalism

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

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

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 information to make...

Things I’m Thankful For: My HBCU Family

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

Understanding as an Art: The Value of Wisdom

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

Hip-hop: From Conscious to Mainstream

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, the primary focus...

Players, Owners to Blame for NBA Lockout

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

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

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

Do Social Networks Construct Fake Personalities?

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

Guiltless Sandusky: The Monster Behind the Penn State Scandal

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 over a 15-year...

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

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 State University defeat Hampton...

The Significance of HBCU Bands

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 of these institutions,...

Herman Cain’s Campaign is Falling Apart

  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 by 3 women this...

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