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Makur Maker could change the course of college sports. On Friday, July 3, 2020, Maker sent a profound message by committing to play basketball at Howard University, according to HBCU Gameday. Maker’s choice stands out because he is considered one of the top high school basketball players in the nation and could have attended any…

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Tip “T.I.” Harris is headed to the classroom. The rapper and businessman will be lending his music industry expertise to students at Clark Atlanta University next semester teaching an innovative new course that will merge the history of trap music with the economics behind its success in the industry and mainstream presence. Clark Atlanta University…

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A Black scientist at an HBCU is one step closer to developing an antiviral drug to combat COVID-19. Donald Alcendor, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Meharry Medical College, is competing against a multitude of pharmaceutical companies, colleges and universities across the country to be the first to develop a treatment for…

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BerNadette Lawson-Williams, Ph.D., is an educator with extensive leadership experience in the development of sports-related academic programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, where she later worked as an assistant professor and developed the state’s first programs in sports communication and physical activity management. As an associate professor at Johnson C.…

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Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the United States, large gatherings like festivals and sporting events are being canceled and postponed. Now, historically Black colleges and universities are following suit and implementing campuswide protocols to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC,…

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The National Council of Negro Women Inc. and Bethune-Cookman University have launched “Advancing the Legacy,” an awareness-building and fundraising initiative created to provide ongoing support of founder Mary McLeod Bethune’s lifelong mission to ensure access to higher education for African American students. NCNW National Chair and President Johnnetta Cole, Ph.D., recently joined B-CU President E.…

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The Atlanta Hawks and Lil Duval paid homage to HBCU (Historically Black College and University) schools with its annual HBCU Night. Presented by Chase on Feb. 29, at the State Farm Arena, the night was dedicated to celebrating the educational excellence and unique culture of the more than 100 HBCUs, originally founded as institutions of…

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The president of an HBCU decided to resign on Feb. 10 after he was arrested in a prostitution sting. Over the weekend, William Bynum Jr., 57, the president of Jackson State University, was arrested in Clinton, Mississippi, according to the Clarion-Ledger.  Bynum, a married father of six children, allegedly was at a Clinton hotel when…

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Marsai Martin will be honored by the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College even though college is still a few years away for the teenage actress and producer. The alumnae association’s Los Angeles chapter will recognize Martin at its annual Sisters’ Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA. Joining…

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Jordan Pedraza is the director of support at Handshake, a digital college career network that connects employers to diverse talent at HBCUs and other colleges. Through its easy-to-use mobile app, college students connect with recruiters at companies like Airbnb, Deloitte and Amazon to start meaningful technology careers. As a former Googler and board member at…

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Terrance Omar wanted to find a creative way to put his architectural and visual communications skills to good use. In November of 2008, The Prairie View A&M University and Texas Christian University alumnus started Trademark Creative.  Omar leads client relationships by managing planning and brand development for select clients across various industries from healthcare to…

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Opening doors for future leaders and making history at LeMoyne-Owen College, Andrea Miller, Ph.D., became the first woman to serve as president at the post-secondary institution. She executed the responsibilities of the office from September 2015 to September 2019. The Memphis native has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, having served as…

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