“The Eulogy” by Malik Perkins

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Tragic events, an unhappy ending and the downfall of the main character is what Central State University student Malik Perkins depicts of the black man and woman today....

Gun Violence is a national issue for the black community

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"Violence brings only temporary victories; violence, by creating many more social problems than it solves, never brings permanent peace. We talk passionately about peace, and at the...

Super Bowl — Beyoncé Runs Twitterverse

When Beyoncé recorded ‘Run the World (Girls),’ she almost certainly spoke for herself.   Grammy Award winner Beyoncé Knowles electrified fans the world over during her performance at...

PBS’s Independent Lens Documentary: Soul Food Junkies

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Looking for something off the mainstream tv path? Take a look at this filmmaker's journey into the Souls of black folks with Soul food. Check it out here: http://video.pbs.org/video/2305721338/ About Film: Filmmaker...

Central State University Bans Smoking on Campus

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After Vice President, Joe Biden, rebutted Congressman Paul Ryan’s point of view on Libya as, “a bunch of malarkey,” I try to be that one cool guy...

Why continued sacrifices should be made toward HBCUs

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On Monday, January 7th, Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover presented a check for $50,000 to establish a scholarship endowment in her name as her “first...

“100 Years of Sisterhood, Captured in a Night:” Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates Centennial

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The Root's contributing editor, Helena Andrews, wrote a humorous yet touching account of her experience midnight of Jan. 13, 2013: Delta Sigma Theta's celebration of 100 years...

Working hard, or hardly working? Students vs. HBCU Professors

Late to a previous class, I found myself right on colored folk time arriving to my next ‘get-together’: 2:00 o’clock Geology. Hooray. Our “professor” is short in height,...

Don’t Call It a Come Back: Letter from the Editor

From the Staff of HBCU Buzz, we wish you all a Happy New Year! I’m on this “New Year, new me” phase that’s the entire rave on social...

Girl Power: Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Willow’s Haircut

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Jada Pinkett Smith questions her daughter's hair critics opinion on individual freedom when she posted on Facebook recently. Check this out: The question why I would LET Willow...

Gregory S. Parks: Gay Men in Black Fraternities

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On Sept. 8, 2012, Nathanael Gay married Robert Brown in Lexington, Ky. About a month later, on Oct. 4, 2012, Brown uploaded a video of the wedding...

Tuskegee University Named Least Awesome College Town

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The fellas over at The Princeton Review recently named Tuskegee University as the 'least awesome college town' in the nation. Hmm...I wonder why? Blacks represent 95 percent of...

My President is Black

Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, won re-election rather convincingly November 6, 2012. Obama easily captured 323 of electoral votes Tuesday (only 270 are needed to...

Does America care about Poverty anymore?

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It's evident that poverty is an issue that plagues our society, however, why does poverty seldom arise in public forums, like Presidential debates or national conferences? The...

Vote!

By: Anayka Pomare, HBCU Buzz staff writer What if the cure for cancer is trapped inside the mind of someone who can’t afford an education? Is it me or...

Slaves to the Partisan Political Rhythm

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By Kameko Thomas, HBCU Buzz Staff Writer During the 2011 political season, in the contest for Louisiana’s House District 3, African American voters were able to see firsthand...

‘You Gon Learn Today’: Black History, sealed and well conserved

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Waking up at 7:00 a.m. this morning (earlier than most students I know), I prepared myself for yet another busy week ahead of me. That’s pretty much...

Big Name Schools, Are they worth it? Howard U called out

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Vanessa Bertrand always intended to go to a big-name, out-of-state school. She made the decision as a little girl, watching Cliff Huxtable on a rerun of The...

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