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Welcome Class of 2016: Letter from the Editor

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To the Class of 2016, congratulations. You have done it. You have proved many wrong, and you have made your family, friends, and most...

Racist Tweets To Obamas Land Puerto Rican Official in Hot Water

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Seemingly racist tweets by an employee of the Puerto-Rican government have stirred controversy across the nation. According to the Associated Press, Heidi Wys sent...

“I’m Just Sayin”…. Reflections From a Hamptonian

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by: Tiera C. Harris Hampton University Helped Me. After reading Julian’s article about her displeasure with Howard University, I took some time to reflect on my...

Educate Yourself: Why Bother Reading a Book?

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Why should students bother reading a 300-page book nowadays, especially when they have better things to do—like solving that problematic puzzle of how to...

Why Obama’s push on student loans is critical for black college students

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Lisa Haynes, 23, listens as President Barack Obama delivers the Commencement address at Hampton University May 9, 2010, in Hampton, VA. Haynes is graduating with a...

Why They Are Trying To Defile Trayvon Martin’s Name

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“They've killed my son, now they want to kill his reputation.” This was said by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin yesterday during a...

Howard University Students Protest Trayvon Martin’s Shooting

The students stood silently on the Howard University quad Thursday night and grasped red bags of Skittles high over their heads in memory of...

Getting The Facts Right About the Trayvon Martin Situation

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If you don't know who Trayvon Martin is by now, then you may be shocked to hear about this tragic story. In a gated...

LEADERS>>>Followers AT HBCUs

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"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." — Jack Welch Do...

Kony2012: The Infamous Warlord Exposed

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The most infamous viral video in history, “Kony2012” has caused a major stir. With more than 100 million views in six days, the 30-minute movie...

Former Tuskegee Airman Talks “Red Tails” Inspiration

Social prejudice and individual determination were the focus of conversation for Col. Herbert Carter, an original member of the 99th Squadron and the Tuskegee...

Only You Can Stop You: Overcoming Your Fears

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not...

What You Need to Know About Joseph Kony

When used properly, Twitter can be a great vehicle for social and political movements. Usually it is full of Biebers and relationship talk, but...

Merging Southern University & University of New Orleans Unnecessary, Immoral

The enemy never rests. In 2012's infancy, we have seen two different situations where HBCUs have come under attack. First, the HBCU 'Equality' lawsuit where...

The Thirst is Real: Describing the Desperation in Detail

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“Can I offer you a drink?” A co-worker asked this question and I laughed during another experience of what is adequately described as  "the...

Before You Become Greek, Ask Yourself: Who Am I?

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Quality begins on the inside... and then works its way out.  ~Bob Moawad Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs) were created for a purpose. The push...

Occupying Federal Grounds: Advocating Change in Charlotte

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He wakes up, lines up his watches, cleans his toothbrush, restocks his shaving cream, and polishes his shoes. Then as he proceeds to lock up his...

Ambitious Girl: Is There Now a Positive Movement in Hip Hop?

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"Go girl, go girl, go girl! Ambition!" This eight letter word has been transformed over the past year by Maybach Music Group artist Wale....

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