Tag: HBCU News & Commentary

Warner Music Group Is Taking Its Music Talent Search To HBCUs

Getting scouted for a record deal is a dream for any aspiring musician, and the chances of worldwide success are even greater when signed to a major label like Warner Music Group. It looks like the next big superstar in the studio might be… Continue Reading “Warner Music Group Is Taking Its Music Talent Search To HBCUs”

The UNCF’s Month-Long Initiative “HBCU Bound” Partners With Michelle Obama’s College Signing Day

Source: Shahar Azran / Getty The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) launched their month-long initiative titled “HBCU Bound,” in celebration of high school graduates heading to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in conjunction with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s ongoing “College Signing Day”… Continue Reading “The UNCF’s Month-Long Initiative “HBCU Bound” Partners With Michelle Obama’s College Signing Day”

‘You Do Not Owe The College A Penny’ Anonymous Donor Pays Debt For Texas HBCU Graduates At Wiley College

Source: Catherine Lane / Getty 100 students are walking across the stage debt-free from Wiley College after an anonymous donor pays paid their balances.The East Texas historically Black college released a newsletter saying that the students were at graduation when the school’s president, Herman… Continue Reading “‘You Do Not Owe The College A Penny’ Anonymous Donor Pays Debt For Texas HBCU Graduates At Wiley College”

Florida A&M University Receives $1.2M Endowment

Source: Jeff Greenberg / Getty Florida A&M University is furthering its efforts to make higher education equitable and accessible. Thanks to a generous gift, the HBCU will be able to have a wider impact. The institution has received a $1.2 million endowment from philanthropists… Continue Reading “Florida A&M University Receives $1.2M Endowment”

Mother-Daughter Duo To Graduate From Grambling State University

Source: JGI / Getty Commencement season is in full swing. In the sea of graduates who have exemplified dedication and perseverance is a mother-daughter duo who will walk across the graduation stage at Grambling State University. Suzzon Jiles and her daughter Trinity Humphrey both… Continue Reading “Mother-Daughter Duo To Graduate From Grambling State University”

Notable HBCU Commencement Speakers For The Class Of 2022

Source: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Graduation season is such a memorable time for so many families across the country. For HBCU students especially, graduation can be one of the most rewarding and special times for these young black men and women.  Many things go… Continue Reading “Notable HBCU Commencement Speakers For The Class Of 2022”

Lil Durk Launches Career Readiness Program For South Side Chicago Youth

Hip-hop can get a bad rep at times, especially when people choose to focus on the violence and misogyny that a handful of emcees tend to spew out on their songs. However, there’s also a lot of positive influence associated with the art form… Continue Reading “Lil Durk Launches Career Readiness Program For South Side Chicago Youth”

HBCU Receives $2.3M To Advance STEM Initiatives

Historically Black colleges and universities across the country are using the power of education as an avenue to advance diversity in STEM. Fayetteville State University was awarded a multi-million dollar endowment from the National Institutes of Health to support scholars pursuing degrees in science,… Continue Reading “HBCU Receives $2.3M To Advance STEM Initiatives”

Harvard Proposes HBCU Partnerships To Atone For Slavery

People walk past the John Harvard statue at Harvard University’s main campus on December 19, 2000, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. | Source: Darren McCollester / Getty Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country could begin an intriguing partnership with one of the most… Continue Reading “Harvard Proposes HBCU Partnerships To Atone For Slavery”

Jackson State University Receives $50K Donation From Alum

Source: Dimensions / Getty A Jackson State University alum is paying it forward by empowering the next generation of scholars at his alma mater who will shape the world of business. Attorney Joe N. Tatum donated $50,000 to the institution’s College of Business. JSU… Continue Reading “Jackson State University Receives $50K Donation From Alum”