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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | How Sweet The Sound
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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | How Sweet The Sound

In modern Black history, the Black church is the center of the community. More than just a spiritual resource for the congregants and community, it became the center of educational, social, and political opportunity and change. As the church set comfortably at the center, it’s songs became the joy, hope and strength of the people. … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | John W. Thompson + Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | John W. Thompson + Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson ’71 delivers Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s 2014 Commencement Address. This is a special day, a special day for all of you, and a special day for me to be back here. I happen to have lived for many many years with a simple but important philosophy which … Continue reading

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Is It Bigger Than Hip-Hop?
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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Is It Bigger Than Hip-Hop?

Seemingly, HBCUs are hesitant concerning anything related to hip-hop—well anything outside of the homecoming concert. While the relationship can be difficult the relationship between the two is undeniable. I mean really, how many times have you heard Howard University mentioned by your favorite rapper? Quite a few, I’m sure—Hi Drake. Lonnie “Common” Lynn, Jr., emerged … Continue reading

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Halftime Matters Most
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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Halftime Matters Most

The resounding blare of the brass and the beat of the drum signal an adrenaline rush and a rapid beating heart. Halftime is game time. There is nothing in the world like an HBCU marching band. All movement in the stadium stops and eyes and ears are focused on the field. Whether it be the … Continue reading