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Nine historically Black colleges and universities went into lockdown mode or evacuated their campuses after receiving bomb threats on Jan. 5, 2022. Officials at Spelman College, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina Central University, Prairie View A&M University, Florida Memorial University and Xavier University…

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson was taken to the hospital after taking a tumble while supporting student protesters at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Jackson was reportedly meeting with students and Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick regarding the reported unsanitary and substandard conditions that students have been living in, including roaches, mice, mold and other…

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Autumn Jeannette’s sound is a blend of hip-hop, pop and R&B. The Atlanta native is a singer, songwriter, and recent graduate of Howard University. The ex-member of the girl group We R Charm discusses her solo career. Share with us a bit about your journey as a creative. I’m one of those corny people who…

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Nicholas Perkins, a Black businessman and HBCU graduate, recently acquired the Fuddruckers burger franchise for an estimated $18.5 million. The deal makes him the largest franchise owner and the first African American to have total ownership of a national burger chain. Perkins’ Black Titan Franchise Systems LLC reached a deal with Luby’s earlier this summer…

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has decided to take her talents to Howard University after being denied tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last month. After weeks of controversy, UNC’s board of trustees reversed its decision and finally offered Hannah-Jones tenure last week, but the professor didn’t like the way she…

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Film and TV legend Phylicia Rashad has issued a “sincere apology” to Howard University students and families for publicly celebrating the release of her former TV husband, disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, from prison on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault due to a technicality but stopped short…

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Howard University announced it will pay the ultimate homage to one of its megawatt alumnii as the school named a college after Academy Award-nominated actor Chadwick Boseman.  The flagship HBCU institution told the media on Wednesday, May 2021, its College of Fine Arts will now be decorated with the name of the transcendent star of…

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“The Cosby Show” matriarch Phylicia Rashad has been named a Dean of Howard University’s recently established College of Fine Arts. Rashad, an alumna of the Howard University, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts from the school in 1970. She was a theater and acting major and has taught acting courses at…

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Shawn Perkins is a two time National Museum exhibiting artist making a name for himself in the art world. He is from Detroit and a Howard University alumni, where he embraces the freedom of expression through art. Perkins’ work consists of massive murals throughout the Department of Motor Vehicles, original painting and digital art. Perkins…

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David Dinkins, who made history in 1989 as the first and only African American mayor in New York City’s history, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. He was 93. According to The New York Times, Dinkins passed away at his home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dinkins’ death came less than a month after his wife, Joyce…

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