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Meet TSU Alumna Rising Artist, Slayla The Purpose

Kayla McCrary, better known by her stage name Slayla The Purpose is a Tennessee State University alumna and singer-songwriter slaying the music scene.

Meet Jaivien Kendrick: The Bowie State Student Bringing “More Life” To Fashion

Meet Jaivien Kendrick, the Bowie State University student and 21-year-old CEO of clothing brand More Life.

This HBCU-Founded Food Brand Is Raising The Bar For Vegan Eating 

Everything Legendary, founded by Morgan State University alum, Duane “Myko” Cheers and Bowie State University and Howard University alumna Danita Claytor, is bringing the flavor to plant-based foods.

Meet Cette 3: The New R&B Trio On The Rise

There is a new girl group on the rise and their name is Cette 3. Comprised of two CAU freshmen and their younger sister, they are ready to take the music world by storm.

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

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. 

Spelman Alum Teaches Kids About HBCUs and Black Wall Street In Book Series 

Claudia Walker is an educator and Spelman alum teaching the youth about the importance of HBCUs and financial literacy through her book series "The ABCs of HBCUs" and "ABCs of Black Wall Street."

Tuskegee University Chemist Creates Successful Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Business

Visit the Kream Lab Nitrogen Ice Cream Lounge in Atlanta Today! An HBCU alumna in Ellenwood, Georgia has found a way to make ice...

Grambling State Alum Morgan Simon Creates Empowering Wellness Platform ‘Mentally Pretty’

By: E'Vonne Gipson Author and Entrepreneur, Morgan Simon says it is time to help end the stigma and lift some barriers surrounding mental health!...

JSU College of Business Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Jackson State University is celebrating the anniversary of its College of Business, and the festivities will last to the end of the year! Learn...

Hampton University Alumna Creates HBCyoU Dolls

Hampton University alumna Brooke Hart Jones wanted more representation in the dolls she sees, so she made it happen! Learn more about her dolls...

She Just Got Accepted to Medical School. She’s 13

‘I just have extremely good time management skills and I’m very disciplined,’ said Alena Analeigh Wicker An ambitious 13-year-old girl has plans to become a...

Digital Bank Greenwood Signs NIL Deal with College Football Star Travis Hunter

Jackson State's Travis Hunter has just signed a new groundbreaking NIL deal. Learn more in the story by Jeff Beer at Fast Company. As the...

The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University Announces Executive Director

Founded by the 1619 Project's Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University has a new lead. Learn more in the...

HBCU Alum Highlighted As ‘Wavemaker’ In Honor of His Philanthropic Initiatives

Curtis Turney-Rentas is a Delaware State University graduate who is making waves in his community! Learn more in his profile from Kerry Murtha at...

11-Year-Old Entrepreneur With Autism Receives Full Ride To HBCU Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University is extending an early invitation to a young, ambitious entrepreneur. Learn more in the story by Atiya Jordan at Black Enterprise...

Recent Howard University Alumnus Highlighted In Forbes For Social Equity Work

A Fulbright Scholar and 2021 Howard University graduate was recently profiled in Forbes! Learn more about his work from Marybeth Gasman at Forbes. Virgil Parker graduated...

Pinky Cole Opens Up First Slutty Vegan Restaurant Outside of Georgia

A new Slutty Vegan Restaurant is coming to an Alabama community, making a first for the company. Learn more about how Clark Atlanta alumna...

DoorDash Appoints Pinky Cole As New Chief Restaurant Advisor

Clark Atlanta University alumna Pinky Cole is dedicated to providing her customers an irreplaceable experience in her Slutty Vegan restaurants. In order to look...