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

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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...

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

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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...

Black History Month at ‘the real’ HU

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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...

Case involving UMES, other HBCU’s closes

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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...

Meet the 1st black jockey in Kentucky Derby since 2000

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A little known jockey and a lightly regarded horse pulled off an upset victory for trainer Doug O’Neill at last year’s Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, he’ll give another...

Howard Alum to Play Jackie Robinson in Upcoming Movie “42”

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Congratulations to Chadwick Boseman! Chadwick Boseman, 30, is one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming actors. The South Carolina native is best known for his roles on the TV series Lincoln Heightsand Persons...

Obama Calls on ‘We the People’ at Inauguration

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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...

UDC to Study Monument Proposal for African-American Military Hero

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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...

Memorial Day: Holiday Created by (Former) Slaves

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Did you know that the earliest traces of the ever popular “Memorial Day” holiday began with former slaves more than 150 years ago?

Stillman College Designated As Historic District

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Tuscaloosa, AL - Stillman College has been designated an Alabama historic district. On June 23, 2016, The Alabama Historical Commission listed Stillman College to the Alabama Register...

The Hilltop, Howard University’s Campus Newspaper, Archive

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The complete '15-'16 The Hilltop publications are located here. Browse back issues of the student voice of Howard University from last...

Women’s History Month: College Aged Men Give Their Definitions Of ‘A Woman’

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By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare...

Everything You Need to Know Before Grand Opening Of the National Museum of African...

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The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will hold its grand opening Saturday2016, September 24, 2016 and its set to air live on C-Span...

Legacy

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Legacy: By Dennis Richmond, Jr. In 1909 a young black couple got married in New York.  The groom was a handsome young laborer who cleaned chimneys named John...

HBCU History Is Black History

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ByErnie Suggs - The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionForget the football duels between North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T. It doesn’t matter if Howard or Hampton is the real...

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