On What the World Needs | Howard Thurman, Morehouse ’23
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On What the World Needs | Howard Thurman, Morehouse ’23

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman, Morehouse College ’23, author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader. Continue reading

Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities
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Lessons In Leadership | HBCUs + Black Fraternities and Sororities

Originally published in HBCU Digest magazine, June 2014. It is virtually impossible to think about the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) without thinking about the place of Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs) on many, if not most, of their campuses. Dubbed the “Divine Nine,” after the nine-member National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC), … Continue reading

HBCUs Are Not Merely Relevant
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HBCUs Are Not Merely Relevant

This content was initially offered as “The State of the Story: HBCU Relevance is a Losing Proposition,” the closing remarks of the 2014 HBCUstory Symposium, which was held in Washington, D.C. on October 24 + 25 at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities. Barnard, Wellesley, Smith, Mills and Sweet Briar are women’s colleges; no one asks … Continue reading

Dream the Boldest Dreams | HBCUstory Symposium 2014 Schedule
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Dream the Boldest Dreams | HBCUstory Symposium 2014 Schedule

  “From Jacksonville, Florida, to Atlanta, Georgia, it is roughly a one-hour plane trip, 270 miles airport to airport. For me the distance between these two point was not short, nor was it a straight line” – Conversations With only a sixth-grade education, her self-made millionaire great-grandfather Abraham Lincoln Lewis  — whom she affectionately called “Fafa”  — was a benefactor to Florida … Continue reading

Everyone Has A Story, Live A Life That Truly Matters | Telling the #HBCUstory
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Everyone Has A Story, Live A Life That Truly Matters | Telling the #HBCUstory

It’s been more than two years since I founded HBCUstory, Inc., an advocacy initiative to preserve, present and promote, inspiring stories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And what a ride it has been! Everyone has a story. Here is mine. In the fall of 1999, I entered Fisk University as 17 year-old, first-generation, college freshman. … Continue reading

2014 HBCUstory Symposium Welcomes Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson as Keynote Speakers
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2014 HBCUstory Symposium Welcomes Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson as Keynote Speakers

WASHINGTON D.C.—Monday, Sept. 8, 2014—The organizers of the 2014 HBCUstory Symposium, scheduled Oct. 24 & 25, are excited to announce that Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), and Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will serve … Continue reading

Q + A With William Broussard | Southern University AD Leads with Head, Hands and Heart
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Q + A With William Broussard | Southern University AD Leads with Head, Hands and Heart

Southern University Athletic Director William Broussard, Ph.D. is as smart as he is determined. As one of the nation’s most successful ADs, the 35 years young Broussard ushered the Jaguars to regular season and conference championships in football and men’s and women’s basketball. All the while, he’s successfully increased fundraising and leveraged his journalism background to garner … Continue reading