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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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In an effort to stave off a catastrophic economic crash and aid families, businesses and schools during the nationwide shutdown, Congress reached an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package. Some conservatives, however, took umbrage that the deal included $13 million earmarked for Howard University, one of the country’s premier HBCUs. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida,…

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Jazzmene Ford is a spirited marketing professional with over five years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods and beauty industries. The Jacksonville, Florida, native is a natural-born creative with an insatiable curiosity and innovative approach to marketing. Ford is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her bachelor’s in communications. She is also…

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Dawit Selassie is an Atlanta resident, father, guitarist and soccer enthusiast. He attended Howard University where he developed pride in his cultural heritage, learned the importance of unity and traveled internationally experiencing various African and Caribbean cultures. Playing soccer on his collegiate team helped him to realize that the sport was both an athletic and…

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Kanye West took his mobile Sunday services to legendary HBCU Howard University in Washington, but not everyone supported the event. Kanye, 42, who has been blistered for being an avid advocate of this current White House administration, pulled up at this historically black college and university during the institution’s homecoming for singing and praise. Controversy…

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The Howard University School of Business has launched its new Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching program. The mission is to offer a high-value, industry-leading program that disrupts how executive coaching is presented, embraced, practiced and executed. Program participants will receive a world-class education, best practices and market-ready strategies to enable them to make an indelible…

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Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, of B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates, PC, is a seasoned entertainment attorney who has represented Grammy® Award-winning music producers, artists, songwriters, and major label record executives. With over twenty years of experience, Bernie has negotiated complex agreements, ranging from licensing, employment, corporate transactions, to product endorsement and influencer deals, on behalf of entertainment…

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  Craig King has all the accolades a music producer could ever want.  From majoring in jazz and classical piano at Howard University to touring with Ray Charles and working with Quincy Jones during the hay-day of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire” family. The accomplished musician has worked on many Grammy award-winning albums, television shows, commercials,…

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As president and executive director of Lawyers of Color, I am proud to announce the release of the third edition of the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms.  Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities, and our annual report ranks the best…

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Sabreen Shabazz-Straker is the quintessential embodiment of the American Dream. At the pinnacle of her corporate career, Shabazz-Straker left the comfortable confines of her high-stakes, well-paying job to pursue her dreams of giving back to her community by becoming a teacher. While working in education, the Howard University graduate also began pursuing her passion for…

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This Founders Day, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are reflecting on the organization’s roots in social activism. On Jan. 13, 1913, 22 African American undergraduates at Howard University founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Their first public act was to march in Washington’s Women’s Suffrage Parade, which erupted in violence. Police did nothing to hold back the…

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A tip of the cap is in order to the members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity as the long-standing fraternal organization celebrates its annual Founders Day. Established over a century ago on Jan. 9, 1914, at Howard University, the founding brothers made it a point to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify…

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Taraji P. Henson went vegan to prevent stomach cancer. The 48-year-old actress has followed a plant-based diet — meaning she’s cut out meat and all other animal products including dairy and eggs — for several months after a doctor told her the stomach pains she was experiencing while on the set of The Best of Enemies this summer…

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