Morehouse graduate’s play highlights microaggressions of ‘post-racial’ society

A Morehouse graduate debuted his new play Brown Boy Mad on March 11 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The play, described as a “choreopoem,” comes from the mind of Sekou Writes, the longtime New York City resident who has found himself in the South throughout the pandemic. Longtime actress and Fisk professor Persephone Felder-Fentress […]

Morehouse and Spelman colleges shine in new collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren

On March 15, it was announced that Polo Ralph Lauren, Morehouse and Spelman colleges teamed up to release a capsule collection of clothing for the two HBCUs. Ralph Lauren collaborated with a team of Black creators to make this vision come to life, and the collection is a throwback to 1950s collegiate style. On March 29th […]

Indria Gillespie wants you to be the match and save Black lives

Indria Gillespie, Ph.D., is a business owner and a two-time bone marrow donor. Her experience donating marrow to save the lives of strangers provided the inspiration for establishing the nonprofit Angels In Disguise. The organization’s mission is to conduct non-clinical research and heighten awareness of the bone marrow registry. Gillespie also works to increase understanding […]

Bryce Thompson discusses his $100K scholarship giveaway to 10 HBCU students

On Winning Wednesday at rolling out, we like to shed light on those winning in every aspect, and Bryce Thompson is one of them. This 24-year-old entrepreneur, investor and Morehouse alumni wants to give away $100K in scholarships to 10 HBCU students, powered by IAMS Foundation and Scholly. To watch his segment, click play above.

Morehouse professor Mikki K. Harris says limiting screen time reduces stress

Mikki K. Harris is a multimedia journalist whose images have been featured in USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sports Illustrated and New York Daily News, among other media outlets, and exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. With a bachelor’s degree in economics from Spelman College and a master’s degree […]

All 6 officers charged for excessive force against Morehouse, Spelman students

Six Atlanta officers have been charged with using “excessive force” against two college students on Sunday, May, 31, according to CNN. Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard made the announcement Tuesday, June 2. A day earlier, Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that two of the officers were fired for the malicious act that saw […]

Morehouse and Spelman students speak out after being brutally attacked by cops

(Photo credit: Shutterstock.com / ArtOlympic) The Morehouse and Spelman College students who were tased and brutalized by cops in Atlanta decided to speak on the incident that shocked the nation. On May 30, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a 9:00 p.m. curfew. About 15 minutes after the curfew went into effect, the situation at […]

Atlanta councilman stands with Morehouse, Spelman students harassed by cops

On the night of Saturday, May 30, 2020, Messiah Young, a recent graduate of Morehouse College, was driving home with his friend, a classmate who attends Spelman College, near Centennial Olympic Park. Minutes before they made it to an intersection that divided protestors and police, the city of Atlanta had issued a citywide curfew for […]

Morehouse graduate Jason K. Panda is in the business of safe sex

Jason K. Panda, the owner of b condoms, saw a need to help people in his community improve their sexual health. So, after nine years of practicing law, the Morehouse College graduate decided to create b condoms, the only Black-owned condom company in the United States. Panda, who is originally Brockton, Massachusetts, recently shared his […]

Stacey Abrams ‘very interested’ in becoming America’s 1st female vice president

Stacey Abrams shared her thoughts this week about becoming America’s first female vice president. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Abrams served as the keynote speaker at Morehouse College’s “Martin Luther King Jr. Collection Annual Lecture and Conversation Series.” During a discussion with Morehouse College professor David Wall Rice, Ph.D., inside the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, […]

YouTubeBlack FanFest celebrates creativity of content creators

It’s no secret that the YouTube platform has birthed a new generation of stars who’ve become some of the most impactful influencers in the world. YouTubeBlack partnered with Walmart to celebrate the success and creativity of some of their biggest Black stars to kick off homecoming week at Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta. #YouTubeBlackFanfest […]

Why Oprah surprised a Morehouse student with a new iPhone (video)

While billionaire businesswoman Oprah Winfrey was in Atlanta for the Tyler Perry Studios’ grand opening a few weeks ago, the multimedia maven also dropped off a “major bag” at Morehouse College. That “bag” was to the tune of $13 million for the legendary all-male, historically black college, adding to the total of a foundation she […]

Morehouse College student claims he was sexually assaulted by school employee

A reported sex scandal has rocked Morehouse College. On Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17, 2019, a student came forward with accusations that he was a victim of sexual harassment by an employee at the all-male, historically Black college. The student posted video clips on Twitter about his alleged interactions with DeMarcus Crews, an […]

Alpha Phi Alpha man and Morehouse alum Curtis Johnson shares fatherhood wisdom

Curtis Kevin Johnson is God-fearing, husband, father, small business owner and 1988 graduate of Morehouse College. Johnson is a lifetime learner and has earned an MBA from Wayne State University, an advanced degree from Bryant University in financial planning, and a bachelor of arts in Chaplaincy from the International Order of Police & Fire Chaplains. […]

Oprah fires back at critic who says she should also pay off student loans

Robert F. Smith, who the “Today” show noted is the richest African American in the country at $5B, has unwittingly created waves for the person whom most thought was the richest Black person in America: Oprah Winfrey. Now that Smith pledged to pay off the student loans for the entire graduating class at Morehouse College, […]

Spelman students react after being inspired by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama recently surprised the students at Spelman College. The students were given the opportunity to greet and receive guidance from one of the most powerful persons of this generation. For the past semester, a select group of students from Spelman and Morehouse had studied her memoir as a foundational text of their political science class, “Black […]

Atlanta HBCU commencements targeted by racist Westboro Baptist Church

Over the past four years students of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark-Atlanta University have labored for educational and personal development in pursuit of their degrees. But this year the upcoming commencement and baccalaureate ceremonies at these Atlanta HBCUs have been targeted for a hateful protest by the religious hate group known as the Westboro […]