You Know MLK Jr., But Do You Know Izola Ware Curry?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is regarded as one of the most prominent faces of the Civil Rights Movement, hailed for his triumphs and sacrifices throughout the 1950s. And while his...

Central State to Inaugurate University’s Eighth President, Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

Wilberforce – Central State University prepares to inaugurate President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Jackson-Hammond is the eighth president of the university and the first woman...

Students Rally for More Funding of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Students held a rally at Maryland’s State House Monday hoping to get more funding for the state’s four historically black colleges and universities. Sequoya Patterson went from Connecticut...

Black History Month at ‘the real’ HU

Check out some schedule events throughout the month of February for Black History Month at HU (Hampton University). The month’s theme is “R.E.P.:" Remembering the Past, Embracing the...

Obama Calls on ‘We the People’ at Inauguration

The Root's managing editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon, takes a look at how far not only we as black people have come, but America entirely, after the Inauguration of Barack...

18 Famous Historically Black College and University Alumni

Many of pop culture's biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and knowledge gained at...

Case involving UMES, other HBCU’s closes

Lawyers for the state of Maryland and for a group of students and alumni of Maryland’s four historically black universities sparred Friday over whether the state has...

Rap Game. Black/African Americans: This is Not Who You Are!

Rappers Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, “P” Diddy, 50 Cent, and hip-hop businessmen Russell Simmons, and Robert Johnson, just to name a few, are members of the...

Dr. Blevins reflects on 41 years at BSC

When the Bluefield State College Presidential Selection Committee announced the selection of Dr. Marsha Krotseng to serve as BSC president,  slipped off the local radar screen for...

Happy Founders’ Day, Iota Phi Theta

On this day, 49 years ago, twelve men bonded together on the footsteps of Hurt Gymnasium on the campus of Morgan State College (now known as Morgan...

Historical Landmark: The CN&I Power Plant on the Campus of Central State University

HBCUBuzz visits Wilberforce, Ohio to unearth the history surrounding the CN&I Power Plant at Central State University.   In the world of black history, one element that is prominently...

The Bayou Classic: Fun, Football and Festivities

Normally after Thanksgiving people feast on left over turkey, greens and macaroni and cheese, or maybe some honey smoked ham with a side of your mother’s famous...

Emmett Till Civil Rights Heroes – Moment in History

"Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs...

UDC to Study Monument Proposal for African-American Military Hero

The University of the District of Columbia moved Tuesday to study the cost of erecting a monument to honor Col. Charles Young — a pioneering Black military...

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