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Rapper Lil Durk Launches Scholarship To Help Students From Chicago Attend Howard University

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Rapper, Lil Durk gives back to his hometown, Chicago, by awarding two Chicago-bred students a $50,000 scholarship to attend Howard University.

Fantasia Enrolls As a Student at Central State University

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Grammy-award-winning singer, Fantasia Barrino announced that she is officially enrolled as a student at Central State University.

Grambling State Marching Band Stars in Alum E-40’s New Music Video

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Rapper E-40 returned to his alma-mater Grambling State University in the music video for his new single “Bands,” which featured the ‘World Famed’ Tiger Marching Band.

Hampton Alumna Ruth E. Carter Becomes the First Black Woman to Win Two Oscars

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"Black Panther" costume designer and Hampton grad, Ruth E. Carter made Oscars history on Sunday, becoming the first Black woman to win two Oscars.

BSU Student Justina Miles Goes Viral For ASL of Rihanna’s Super Bowl Performance

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Bowie State nursing student Justina Miles stole the show during the 2023 Superbowl halftime performace.

TSU Aristocrat of Bands Makes History With Grammy Win

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Tennessee State University’s marching band, the TSU Aristocrat of Bands makes history as the first collegiate marching band to win a Grammy.

Honorary Norfolk Grad Missy Elliot Makes Rock & Roll Hall of Fame History

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Missy Elliott Makes History as First Female Hip Hop Artist to Be Nominated to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Texas Southern Alum Michael Strahan Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Texas Southern University Alum Michael Strahan receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making history as the first person to receive the honor in the Sports Entertainment category.

CAU Alum and Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole Receives NAACP Award Nomination

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Atlanta restaurateur and Clark Atlanta University alumnae, Pinky Cole has been nominated for an NAACP Award for “Outstanding Literary Work” for her book Eat Plants B*tch. 

Spike Lee Launches HBCU Fellowship Program For AUCC Students

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Filmmaker Spike Lee has partnered with the talent firm, The Gersh Agency to create the Spike Fellows Program, a new fellowship designed to support students at the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC.)

Honorary Howard Grad Angela Bassett Makes History with Golden Globes Win

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Honorary Howard University grad and iconic actress Angela Basset made history at the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday as the first performer to win an award for an acting role in a Marvel film.

Two HBCU Alums Host New Radio Show, The Shade Room Live Radio 

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Virginia State University alum Alisha Sellers, professionally known as China Lovelace, and Jackson State University alum, La’Janee have been tapped to host a new Shade Room spin-off radio-based show, The Shade Room Live Radio on Amp. 

Texas Southern Grad Megan Thee Stallion Makes History With New Forbes Cover

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Grammy-Award winning rapper and Texas Southern University alum, Megan Thee Stallion is the first Black woman to to cover the Forbes 30 Under 30 issue.

TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands Receives Two Grammy Nominations

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Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands makes history as the first collegiate band to earn a Grammy nomination.

Gospel Artist Sir The Baptist Partners With McDonald’s For First-Ever ‘HBCU Exhibition’

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Four HBCU music programs have the chance to win $75K thanks to a new grant competition presented by McDonald’s.

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Missy Elliot Donates $20,000 to a Hampton Alumni Association

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Hampton University announced that the Foundation for Grammy awarding-winning artist Missy Elliott has provided a gift of $20,000 to fund a new, current-use scholarship for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association (NHAA). 

Ja Rule and The Painted House Make Donations to Morehouse and Other HBCUs

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The Atlanta Daily World reports that The Painted House, co-founded by Rapper, Ja Rule, and his business partner Herb Rice, is donating $25,000 from initial sales of its first NFT project Black is Beautiful to select HBCU partners.

How A Posthumous Emmy Win Shines A Light on Howard Grad Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy

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Chadwick Boseman’s legacy continues to live on after a recent historic win. The Howard University alumnus posthumously won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance...