HOPE is Dope | The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is Impacting Lives
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HOPE is Dope | The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is Impacting Lives

Originally published on The HOPE Blog Designed to empower college students facing financial hardships with scholarships, particularly those attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Michelle Janaye and Jeffrey Chance, two Howard University alumni committed to serving their communities. Their belief: No student should be denied access … Continue reading

Moses, Carter To Be Honored at Third HBCUstory Symposium in October
Fisk University / Livingstone College / Meharry Medical College / Morgan State University / Press Releases / Storyteller Awards / Symposium

Moses, Carter To Be Honored at Third HBCUstory Symposium in October

Storyteller of the Year Awards Celebrate Architects and Preservationists of the HBCU Experience NASHVILLE, TN.—Wednesday, September 9, 2015 — Nashville-based advocacy initiative HBCUstory Inc. will honor Meharry Medical College Professor Emeritus Henry A. Moses Ph.D. and HBCU Digest Founder Jarrett L. Carter Sr., during the initiative’s Storyteller of the Year Awards during the third annual … Continue reading

Katrina, Reclaiming a Part of Me | Joshua L. Lazard, [Dillard +] Fisk ’06
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Katrina, Reclaiming a Part of Me | Joshua L. Lazard, [Dillard +] Fisk ’06

by Joshua L. Lazard I got home the day before Labor Day 2005 and called around to schools across the nation. And I realized I wanted to go back to an HBCU, I seriously didn’t even call any white schools. The world was our oyster–seriously, Harvard and Yale had opened their doors to the college … Continue reading

HBCUstory Symposium to feature Inaugural Presidents Roundtable at Fisk
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HBCUstory Symposium to feature Inaugural Presidents Roundtable at Fisk

Presidents to share perspectives, discuss contemporary issues NASHVILLE, TN.—Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — Nashville-based advocacy initiative HBCUstory Inc. will introduce an inaugural HBCU Presidents Roundtable as part of the third annual HBCUstory Symposium, scheduled Oct. 9-10. Moderated by symposium convenor Crystal A. deGregory Ph.D., the Presidents Roundtable and HBCUstory Symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. … Continue reading

A Prayer For HBCU Seniors
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority / Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / Fisk University / History & Culture / NPHC

A Prayer For HBCU Seniors

Father God, Your wisdom has allowed us to travel our collegiate journey with grace. You have allowed us to go through many trials and tribulations. Many times we praise you for the tribulations, but the trials are what have made us into a time such as this. See, My God, we are on the brink … Continue reading

An Open Letter to the Class of 2019
Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / Delta Sigma Theta Sorority / Health & Wellness / Meharry Medical College / Tennessee State University

An Open Letter to the Class of 2019

Dear Class of 2019, May I be the first of many to extend a warm welcome to you! Congrats on your accomplishments to date, you’ve crossed the first of many milestones. I know you’re scared, worried, anxious, and excited, but as one who’s stood in your shoes I’m here to tell you this journey will … Continue reading

Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08
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Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08

If leadership is a craft, Dr. Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes’s extensive career in urban higher education has shown her to be one of the most skilled and forward-thinking artisans in our nation’s history. Her commitment to stretching the seemingly inflexible bounds of access to our nation’s colleges and universities in a manner which encompasses populations … Continue reading

HBCUstory Symposium October 9-10, 2015 | Partners with Fisk, Returns to Nashville
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HBCUstory Symposium October 9-10, 2015 | Partners with Fisk, Returns to Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN.—Thursday, May 7, 2015: Nashville-based advocacy initiative HBCUstory Inc. announces its partnership with the historic Fisk University, as well as a return to the Music City for its third annual HBCUstory SYMPOSIUM, Oct. 9-10. The two-day research and cultural symposium, which will celebrate the beginning of the sesquicentennial of Reconstruction, annually convenes more than … Continue reading

Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College
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Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College

Grambling State University alumna Dr. Mattie Faye Spears was one of my greatest teachers. She was the instructor for my Intro to Education class at Southern University. She was the principal of Southern Lab when I did my student teaching. In my second year of teaching, she became principal of the school I worked. She allowed me … Continue reading

Why Washingtonians Love Mayor Marion Barry | Kyle “Scoop” Yeldell, Morehouse College ’06
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Why Washingtonians Love Mayor Marion Barry | Kyle “Scoop” Yeldell, Morehouse College ’06

Nationally, many people knew Washington, D.C.’s “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry for drug use. And then many people criticized Washingtonians for re-electing him. Despite his transgressions, as a politician, he did amazing things for Washington, D.C. My generation, in particular, benefited (and still benefits) from his time as mayor due to our access to jobs as … Continue reading