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Louis J. King II is president and CEO of Summit Academy OIC, a $7.5M accredited educational and vocational training institute formed as the result of a 1996 merger between Twin Cities OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) and Two or More, Inc. As a nonprofit organization, Summit Academy empowers poor Twin Cities’ residents to become self-reliant and…

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The annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol concert  dates back nearly a century. It started in December 1927 – two years before Morehouse College graduate Martin Luther King Jr. was born, one year before the venerable Atlanta African American newspaper, the Atlanta Daily World, was founded, as well as the Harlem Globetrotters. The idea for the concert…

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There’s no doubt that Spelhouse homecoming 2017 was the biggest event of the season at Atlanta University Center. The annual gathering where Morehouse College and Spelman College combine their schools’ homecoming activities is filled with concerts, parties, reunions, town halls, fashion, tailgate tents and of course football — and where new bonds are made. It’s…

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Actor Charles Reese is a lively and bright spirit known for his character Jalil on Centric’s “Beauty and The Baller.” A graduate of Morehouse College, Reese’s many years in the entertainment industry have made him an expert on what it truly takes to make it. Ro had the opportunity to talk to Reese for an…

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Ford delivered on their promise to bring the ultimate homecoming experience to the campuses of Morehouse College and Spelman College in Atlanta. From October 16-21, the company presented the first-ever “Ford Ultimate Homecoming Takeover” as part of the Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness program to support STEAM initiatives. Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness program kicked off in early September and…

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A significant change has come to the campus of Morehouse College as Dr. David A. Thomas was appointed its new president. Thomas will become the 12th president of one of the best known HBCUs for men in the world. His appointment is significant in that he will be the first non-Morehouse man serving as president…

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Executive producer Jash’d Kambui Belcher | Photo credit: Tom Priest HBCUs were established as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society domestic agenda under the Higher Education Act of 1965. In Title III Sec. 322 [20 U.S.C. 1061] of the HEA, Congress defined an HBCU as “… any historically Black college or university that was established prior to…

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The decision by a Morehouse College athletic director to meet a woman on Craigslist almost cost him his life. According the Fayette County  News, Morehouse College Athletic Director Andre Patillo sent an Uber to pick up a woman he contacted on the personals section of Craigslist Atlanta to bring her to his home. Patillo and the…

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I primarily have three areas of practice, one is sports and entertainment, both are my passions. Growing up, music played a huge part of my life. I am a ’70s child so I was raised on the very best of R&B and soul and the birth of hip-hop. I played instruments and almost every sport but loved football and basketball, so these areas of my practice allow me to feed my passion and keep up on the changing landscapes in both.

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What was it that inspired you to create your company, Dominion Entertainment Group? I created Dominion because I wanted to develop a platform to create excellent arts and entertainment projects that would provide opportunities for actors, singers, directors, and designers of color. Not exclusively, but in some part try to level the playing field and…

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Harold L. Martin Jr. will assume the role as Interim President of Morehouse College. The Morehouse College Board of Trustees unanimously voted today, Monday, June 26, to appoint Martin to the role following the recent passing of Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this month. Martin Jr. will take on the…

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According to a press release announcing the passing of Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart, Morehouse College’s Board of Trustees also announced they are working internally to determine its next steps and the future direction of the College. Provost Michael Hodge will serve as acting president until a new Interim President is named by the…

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Morehouse College announces the passing of interim president William J. “Bill” Taggart. They issued a release to media: The Morehouse College Board of Trustees is mourning the loss of Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart. Interim President Taggart passed away unexpectedly Thursday at his home in Atlanta. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing…

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The Morehouse College campus was rocked with the news that interim President William Taggart has died.  According to sources, Taggart suffered an apparent aneurysm. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death. Taggart took over leadership of Morehouse College after the Board of Trustees did not renew the contract of Dr.…

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Sunday, May 21, Morehouse College, the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, celebrated more than 300 members of the class of 2017.  Van Jones, a CNN political correspondent and former White House policy adviser to former President Barack Obama, was the guest speaker for the institution’s 133rd Commencement Ceremony. Morehouse College Interim President Bill Taggart shared…

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Morehouse College presented degrees to more than 300 graduates on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at King Chapel. Also, Dr. Tobe Johnson, professor and chair of the Morehouse College Political Science Department retired after 59 years. Johnson attended Morehouse at age 16, and that was the beginning of a more than 60-year-long relationship with the institution. He graduated Morehouse College…

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The entertainment community bid farewell to an industry giant, Timothy “Big Tim” Melchor, yesterday. A Buffalo, New York, native, Melchor made Atlanta his home as a student, and member of the football team at Morehouse College. Melchor became a staple in the Atlanta community, as a security consultant providing road management, and a term he…

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As HBCU giant Morehouse College celebrates its 150th birthday, interim president William Taggart is working to restore tranquility and educational swagger back to this prestigious and picturesque historical campus in the center of Atlanta. Taggart held his first meeting with students recently in an attempt to bring them, the faculty and alumni under one accord…

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