Keisha Lance Bottoms joins institute to help train future HBCU leaders

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced in May that she wouldn’t be running for a second term and still hasn’t revealed her next big plans but returning to school might be part of the equation. Bottoms will be the first honorary fellow of The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute, a new initiative to train people for […]

Florida A&M alum Karamo Brown finds special way to give back to his alma mater

“Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown returned to his old college, Florida A&M University, to renovate a student lounge.The culture expert took on the challenge because he wanted to give something back to the college and create a new communal space for students and faculty to study, relax and hang out. Brown, 38, knew something had […]

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation kicks off Know Your Status tour at FAMU

In an effort to educate sexually active young adults, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) kicked off a multi-city Know your Status Tour in Tallahassee, Florida on the campus of Florida A&M University. The AHF Youth Task Force teamed up with social media and pop culture influencers Nina Parker, Karen Civil, Don Benjamin, Amber Rose, Sibley, Cordell […]

Tech expert Stephanie Humphrey talks passion and success

Tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Humphrey is driven by the sole purpose of connecting people, particularly those underrepresented in technology, with the tech know-how to transform their worlds. Humphrey is inspired by an innate […]

Ford Awards Spelman College students $75,000 as winners of 2nd annual HBCU Community Challenge

The student team from Spelman College in Atlanta walked away with the winning title in Ford’s 2014 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge and $75,0000 in scholarships and grants for its original community program. The competition reflects Ford’s century-long commitment to supporting the African American community, and its focus on education. Ford offers the […]

Former FAMU band member convicted

An ex-FAMU band member was convicted this past Friday (Oct. 31) of manslaughter in relation to a hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C” that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion in 2011. According to prosecutors, Dante Martin, 27, was known among the group as “the president of Bus C,” and was responsible […]

Brandi Mitchell’s ‘Point and Drive’ marches to beat of life

Anyone who has attended an HBCU is familiar with their school’s band and the hard work put in for each and every football game, and sometimes basketball game. Leading the pack is Florida A&M’s legendary Marching 100 Marching Band. Florida A&M alumna Brandi Mitchell’s new documentary takes the viewer on an intimate journey inside the […]

Famous People Who Attended FAMU

Florida Agricultural Mechanical University’s homecoming week has arrived and students and alumni will celebrate with an elaborate coronation, a much anticipated football game, spirited tailgating, a lively step show and a number of concerts featuring the top names in hip-hop and R&B. FAMU has a storied history of providing education to individuals who went on to […]

FAMU Basketball Stabbing Death Shocks and Devastates Campus

A Florida A&M University basketball star was stabbed to death after an argument with a friend on Sunday, Sept. 4 shocking the campus and inspiring a candlelight vigil. According to media reports, police discovered Shannon Washington with a fatal knife wound to the neck in her apartment earlier in the day. She was later pronounced […]