28 Black History Landmarks

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Greyhound Bus Station, Montgomery, Alabama The Freedom...

HBCU Freshman Bible: 5 Reasons You Need a Mentor

As an incoming freshman it can be difficult to navigate your way through your new college or university campus. You can feel lost, confused...

Taraji P. Henson Tells Uptown Why She’s Sending Her Son to an HBCU

“This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my career,” Taraji P. Henson is Uptowns Magazines new cover girl. In the interview following her Fox Network’s...

Why Gay Black Greek Members Should Speak Up for LGBTQ Community

“Why does it seem like you all discriminate against gay people,” one student blurted out yesterday evening in the Q&A segment of the on...

5 Reasons Why the HBCU Community Shouldn’t Vote for Hillary

First, let me inform you on what I mean by the Historical Black College and University (HBCU) community. I consider the HBCU community to...

Should HBCUs get rid of open admissions?

Many students at HBCUs are first generation college students who have the opportunity to test their ideas and future objectives after school through direct...

4 Reasons Why Common is The Best Rapper Alive

When people name the best rappers alive today they typically name the Jay-Zs, the Kanyes, the Waynes, or the Nases, however, bear with me...

How the Obama Administration Failed to Support HBCUs

The Obama Administration and his Department of Education just appropriated more than $171 million in federal funding to increase S.T.E.M. professional development at colleges...

Warning to HBCU Grads Planning to Attend PWI’s For Grad School

Lawrence Ross, author of “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,” warned HBCU grads planning to attend PWI’s that the...

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...

From the PWI(Predominately White Institution) to the HBCU

My experience going from predominantly white institutions to Howard University was the best thing that ever happened to me.

5 College Survival Tips Using J Cole Songs #HBCUFreshmanBible

Going to college is like getting lost and finding something new. It's a new environment, new people and new challenges. My first year of...

Why AKAs and Deltas Are Upset With Tiny

"It started way back in 1913..." Well, you know how the Greek chant performed by members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. goes. The story...

The Plight of the Black Male

Although as many people of color are able to realize, it is not always as evident the struggles that separate genders face. Many times...

Let’s Celebrate MLK Day by Honoring King’s Dream

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15th, 1929. As many already know, he was a graduate of Morehouse College in 1948....

How Morgan State Failed a Gay Student

If you followed the events leading up to the suspension of the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter at Morgan State University you might remember Brian...

Is Sagging Pants Really a Big Deal? #BuzzKiller

Sagging pants has become a nationwide epidemic amongst young males all around the world. Sagging is defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary as to hang down unevenly, to droop.

5 Tips to Tame Your Temper at Financial Aid Offices #HBCUFreshmanBible

One, two, three, four, five, six people… I’m counting six people currently ahead of me in line for financial aid questions, concerns and issues...