Tasha Smith Addresses Leadership At The 20th NASAP Anniversary

“I now live in the house that was on my vision board 10 years ago,” testified actress and comedian Tasha Smith on June 3 at the National...

New Teaching Standards May Threaten HBCU Education Programs

by B. Denise Hawkins --- Nearly 40 years ago, Savannah State University (then Savannah State College) had a large, thriving, nationally accredited school of education until a...

9 Things to Know Before Dating at an HBCU

If dating were a movie, it would be like the film Inception, or Prestige, or Trance or Double Jeopardy or some other really big film that has...

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 Stewart. The suspension...

Central State University Bans Smoking on Campus

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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 this morning there...

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...

NYPD’s “Blue Code of Silence” Screams Injustice & Prejudice

Earlier this month, a New York Police Department narcotics officer (often shortened to narc), blew a troublesome police scandal wide-open when he testified against corruption inside the...

Alpha Phi Alpha General President Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. visits Virginia Union University

       Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., the 33rd General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. came to visit the ‘hollow grounds and dear old walls’ of Virginia...

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 new record-breaking series, Empire she...

3 Ways Black Greek Fraternities Prepare You For Employment

For some students, joining a Black Greek Lettered Organization is at the top of the list of things to do while attending a historically black college or...

There Are More Hidden Figures Around Us

Taylor Richardson, attending “Hidden Figures” premiere at the White House 2016 Dedicated to the past Hidden Figures that allowed girls and boys to embrace STEM – STEAM...

The Importance of a Woman’s Hair by Aria Newton

As an African American woman in the black community one must understand how important the upkeep of our hair is.

Why It’s Never Too Late To Choose To Be Great

At times I tend to think I'm older than I actually am, allowing myself to drown in the woes of past mistakes and watching all my counterparts...

For-Profit Colleges: Good for Black Students?

While black students are between 10 and 13 percent of the students at two- and four-year public colleges, they're 22 percent of for-profit colleges. What's going on? Here's...

2014 TOP FIVE HBCU DJS

DJ Bruce Bruce - Univ Arkansas at Pine Bluff  Bruce Jones, also known as DJ Bruce Bruce, is a native of Pine Bluff, AR. He has always had...

Feature Faculty: Dr. Cynthia Neverdon-Morton of Coppin State University

Feature Faculty: Dr. Cynthia Neverdon-Morton of Coppin State University “A graduate of Howard University with a Ph.D. in United States History with concentrations in African and Latin American...

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 campus event entitled...

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