HBCUs Ain’t Handing Out Black Cards | Howard’s Rachel Dolezal + Faux-Blackness
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HBCUs Ain’t Handing Out Black Cards | Howard’s Rachel Dolezal + Faux-Blackness

If you’ve been using Rachel Dolezal‘s matriculation at Howard University, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as a measure of her trans-blackness: stop. Just stop. Attending an HBCU doesn’t make a person black, any more than eating apple pie makes one American. Must it really be explained … Continue reading

ANSWER THE CALL | HBCUstory Symposium 2015 Call for Papers
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ANSWER THE CALL | HBCUstory Symposium 2015 Call for Papers

HBCUstory Symposium 2015 | Call for Papers Theme | Reconstruction in a New Age of Resistance: Respecting our Roots. Restoring our Rites. Presented by | HBCUstory, Inc. + Fisk University HBCUstory Inc., in partnership with the Fisk University, proudly presents the third annual HBCUstory SYMPOSIUM Oct. 9-10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Held in Nashville, Tennessee, … Continue reading

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

The Hillman College Bookstore
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The Hillman College Bookstore

The impact of A Different World is irrefutable. It’s easy to find HBCU alumni, students and friends who revel in their Hillman College experience. I mean, really, who among us isn’t binge watching A Different World on Netflix? (If you aren’t we won’t judge you. Just get your cousin’s Netflix info and join us.) Winston … Continue reading

Keep A’ Inchin Along #Selma50 | Crystal A. deGregory, Fisk ’03
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Keep A’ Inchin Along #Selma50 | Crystal A. deGregory, Fisk ’03

Sandwiched amid 70,000 people, the streets are lined with booths selling oils, bracelets, wood carvings and dashikis and the ever- and increasingly popular knock-off purses. Gotta love our people! You see the Pettus Bridge in the distance but you aren’t certain you’ll make it to its foot because there are so many people. Braced against … Continue reading

On Race | W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk University 1888
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On Race | W.E.B. DuBois, Fisk University 1888

Especially do I believe in the Negro Race; in the beauty of its genius, the sweetness of its soul and its strength in that meekness which shall yet inherit this turbulent earth. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Fisk University Class of 1888, American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor 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