Junior Bernadin, Ron Clark Academy’s Black excellence recognized by White House

Ron Clark Academy has made a national splash again. The southeast Atlanta middle school’s dean of students, Junior Bernadin, received special recognition from the White House. On Feb. 8, President Joe Biden named 117 teachers, mentors and mentoring organizations as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. He is […]

Why parents should encourage students to participate in NCNW’s HBCU college fair

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) presents, in partnership with Rolling Out, the NCNW King Legacy HBCU Fair on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The aim of the virtual event is to acquaint high school students and their families with a viable, proven option to achieve post-secondary education. According to King Legacy HBCU Fair organizer […]

Stillman College to receive $100K grant to support their Black Male Initiative

The Alabama Power Foundation and Stillman College met on Feb. 9 to announce a $100,000 grant to support the college’s STEM education and workforce initiatives at the college. This grant will provide scholarships, internships and externship opportunities to college students through their Black Male Initiative. The program is used for support and career development on […]

Former NBA star J.R. Smith shares a GPA update from North Carolina AT&T

Only two years ago, J.R. Smith was shooting three-pointers for the Los Angeles Lakers in the Orlando bubble. Fast forward to today and he’s still scoring, only he’s using his mind to register rather impressive marks at North Carolina A&T State University. The NBA guard went to Twitter to let everyone know what his GPA […]

Samuel L. Jackson and wife make biggest alumnae donation in Spelman history

Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya made the largest alumnae donation in the history of famed HBCU Spelman College. The two actors, both graduates from the Atlanta University Center, contributed $5 million to the John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts building.  LaTanya Richardson Jackson is a graduate of Spelman and her husband, Samuel L. Jackson, […]

HBCU Night helped connect students to over $52M in scholarships

Andres Martin is the founder and executive director of HBCU Night, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit and event. Martin is also the author of HBCU Night. HBCU Night is responsible for connecting over 38,000 scholars in 2020 and is now at 48,000. The platform allows HBCU recruiters to help facilitate over $52 million in scholarships to […]

Morehouse alum Jauan T. Durbin explains the duty of holding HBCUs accountable

Morehouse graduate Jauan T. Durbin is a community organizer and social impact consultant. An Atlanta resident and an HBCU graduate, he shares his college journey and his fondest memories and details some of the activist work going on in Atlanta University Center and why we have to hold our institutions accountable. Tell us about your […]

Students Mya and Czaria share realities of queendom and importance of HBCUs

Meet two beautiful and graceful HBCU queens: Mya Schofield who serves as the 79th Miss Benedict College; and Czaria Reid, the 48th Miss Lincoln University. They highlight the culture and importance of all HBCUs, the blunt realities of queendom, and share some important advice for aspiring queens. What is it like juggling all of your […]

Ronnie Williams Jr. makes HBCU history as 1st Mister Stillman College

On Nov. 21, 2021, as Stillman College crowned the 74th Miss Stillman College, Destiny Gardner, HBCU history was made. Not only was this a queen’s crowning, but the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, HBCU crowned their inaugural Mister Stillman College. The title went to a well-deserving senior, Ronnie Williams Jr., a business administration major. The trailblazing scholar joins […]

Jay-Z, Ye, Diddy, Dre highlight hip-hop’s love-hate relationship with education

By Nolan Jones, Mills College The richest men in hip-hop never finished college.  Jay-Z – who is regarded as hip-hop’s first billionaire – never graduated from high school. Kanye West – who is considered hip-hop’s second billionaire – was a college dropout, as he titled his debut album. So was Dr. Dre – another hip-hop […]

Tuskegee University band protest leads to director being replaced

Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities are making sure their voices are heard and their protests are making national news. Last month, students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. started voicing their demands and called for the school to address its problem with mold. Rev. Jesse Jackson even joined the students at one of […]

Michelle Obama and Yari Shahidi set to livestream with college students

Former first lady Michelle Obama will be appearing on the last episode of ABC’s “Black-ish” which will begin airing its eighth and final season in January. Obama will also be teaming up with one of the show’s stars, Yari Shahidi, in her latest promotion for her bestselling memoir Becoming, which will center on college students. […]

Walmart donates millions to Jackson State

Walmart continues to deliver on its commitment to help finance college educations for Black students. On Oct. 21, Walmart Inc. and Walmart.org announced three additional initiatives in efforts to increase equality in education. The three initiatives include- adding three historically Black Colleges and Universities to the Walmart Live Better U academic partners, donating $2.4 million […]

Serena Williams, Michael B. Jordan giving $1 million to HBCU contest winner

Serena Williams and Michael B. Jordan have collaborated on a contest to reward an HBCU student or alum $1 million for the most outstanding business plan. The tennis luminary and critically-acclaimed thespian used their companies, Serena Ventures and Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, respectively, to facilitate the contest in which participants will submit their innovative business […]

Happy 85th birthday to former Spelman College president Johnnetta Cole

It isn’t often that we do birthday shout-outs, but we would be remiss not to acknowledge one of Spelman College‘s most prolific and accomplished presidents in its illustrious history — Dr. Johnnetta Cole. Dr. Cole took the office of the presidency at Spelman in 1987, becoming the first woman to lead the historic HBCU (Historically […]

AT&T celebrates game-changing HBCU students with ‘Rising Future Maker’ contest

Through the company’s Dream In Black platform, AT&T has celebrated Black culture and its many creators throughout the year. According to AT&T, their Dream In Black campaign embodies a mindset where success can look like anything we can dream. To continue their efforts of empowering success, AT&T has launched two contests for the change-makers and […]

Howard alum and HBCU Week founder Ashley Christopher reveals celebrity lineup

Ashley Christopher, CEO of HBCU Week Foundation, is licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A stroke survivor, Christopher founded HBCU Week in 2017 with the purpose of gathering high school-aged students and exposing them to the historical significance and proud legacies of HBCUs. The goal is for those students […]

Clark Atlanta University gives top MBA programs a run for their money

The South’s first historically Black college, Clark Atlanta University, was founded on Sept. 19, 1865. It started as Atlanta University and consolidated with Clark College in 1988 to form Clark Atlanta University. CAU is acclaimed as having a top-rated, and now award-winning, MBA program. Annually, the National Black MBA Association holds one of the most […]

Clorox partners with Hawks for big surprise for Atlanta Public School teachers

As students of all ages around the country return to school and face learning amid the ongoing pandemic, the focus is on protection. Teachers oftentimes have to come out of their own pockets to provide school and classroom supplies and exhaust every resource to make sure their students are supported. Clorox is helping to remove […]

How the Covid-19 pandemic impacted Beulah Heights University’s academic culture

No academic institution has been left unscathed by the ubiquitous effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. Colleges and universities worldwide scrambled for sustainable ways to accommodate student, faculty, and staff needs in a time of uncertainty. Online learning rescued academia, providing a safe, reliable, and flexible mode of engaging when face-to-face contact was limited or unavailable. […]