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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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Actor Chadwick Boseman (The Black Panther) returned to his alma mater Howard University on Saturday, May 12, 2018, to give the 2018 Commencement address. Boseman who graduated from the Mecca 18 years ago has starred in several movies portraying notable Black figures: Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, and Marvel superhero, T’Challa. He walks to the podium…

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Arguably the biggest actor of 2018, the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, has accepted the honor of delivering Howard University’s 2018 commencement speech in May. Chadwick, who also knocked it out of the park in his award-caliber performances portraying Jackie Robinson in 42 and singer James Brown in Get On Up, is a Howard University alum, exponentially…

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We are unstoppable, another world is possible ✊🏾 #StudentPowerHU pic.twitter.com/V1tT7qsMtm — #StudentPowerHU (@HUResist) April 7, 2018 It’s been a long nine days, but it’s well worth the time for student activists who led a demonstration at Howard University. Lead organizer of HU Resist, Alexis McKenney, tells CNN, who broke the story, “This is a long…

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Happy Founders Day from the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on the National Headquarters staff!#DST105 #JoyInOurSisterhood #22Founders pic.twitter.com/YbELKOFSxe — Delta Sigma Theta (@dstinc1913) January 13, 2018 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is celebrating 105 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service. The second oldest sorority in the Divine i n the National Pan-Hellenic Council…

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Founded 150 years ago, Howard University educated some of the most notable cultural figures today. Here are 10 celebrities who are also proud Howard Bisons. Taraji P. Henson  Before she was a Bison, Taraji P. Henson attended North Carolina A&T. Within a year, the actress transferred to HU after realizing electrical engineering wasn’t her calling.…

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Trey Carswell III is a two-time Howard University graduate who earned his bachelor’s in political science and economics (2011) and master’s in international relations and public administration and policy (2013). “While my academic career took the political route, it was my love for acting and filmmaking that brought me directly to the production industry,” he says.…

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The first full official weekend for college football did not disappoint. Week one had upsets, comebacks, thrillers and heartbreaking injuries. These are the top five stories that you might have missed from this past weekend. Tennessee outlasts Georgia Tech in double overtime Georgia Tech appeared to be about to upset the SEC school in the third…

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