Untold Stories of Athletes of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Untold Stories of Athletes of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Can you name ten notable HBCU alumni? Of course you can! Now, name ten notable HBCU athletes and coaches. (Coach Eddie Robinson is my gift.) Did you get to ten? For many of you, the answer is no. HBCU students and alumni achieve in every field of human endeavor—including sports. A few of our athletes … 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

UDC Firebirds’ Run-and-Gun Athleticism | Forgotten 1980s Hoop Champions
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UDC Firebirds’ Run-and-Gun Athleticism | Forgotten 1980s Hoop Champions

When we talk about national championship basketball in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, we immediately think of places like Northwest D.C. and College Park. After all, two of the most visible programs in the region reside in those two locales; and folks don’t normally associate schools like Howard University, Bowie State University, or American, with National Championship … Continue reading

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Q & A with Robert Taylor: A Place Where Fathers Matter

Robert Taylor is the Program Manager of The New Life Program at the Metro Public Health Department, Nashville, TN . The New Life Program, a fatherhood initiative, is funded for three years by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and his … Continue reading