On Life | Nikki Giovanni, Fisk University ’67
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On Life | Nikki Giovanni, Fisk University ’67

I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try. Nikki Giovanni, Poet, Activist, Educator Advertisements Continue reading

On Bondage | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894
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On Bondage | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894

If our people are to fight their way up out of bondage we must arm them with the sword and the shield and the buckler of pride. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist Continue reading

Dream Variations | Langston Hughes, Lincoln University ’29
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Dream Variations | Langston Hughes, Lincoln University ’29

To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me- That is my dream! To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! … Continue reading

On Resources | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894
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On Resources | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894

I considered cash money as the smallest part of my resources. I had faith in a living God, faith in myself and a desire to serve. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist Continue reading

On Courage | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894
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On Courage | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebearers, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist   Continue reading

On Health | Regina Benjamin, Xavier University of Louisiana ’79
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On Health | Regina Benjamin, Xavier University of Louisiana ’79

Health is where we live, where we learn, where we work, where we play and where we pray. Health is in everything we do. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA 18th U.S. Surgeon General, Physician, Endowed Chair In Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. Continue reading

On Women | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894
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On Women | Mary McLeod Bethune, Barber-Scotia College 1894

Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living. Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875-1955), Barber-Scotia Class of 1894, College President, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist   Continue reading

Nine Divine HBCU Sorority Sisters You Should Know
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Nine Divine HBCU Sorority Sisters You Should Know

I confess. I’ve never watched a single episode of VH1’s Sorority Sisters. As a historian, as well as a social and cultural observer, I think it’s important that folk at least know what it is they are criticizing. But in this particular instance, there was no plot twist. The show was merely more of the same. … Continue reading