In My Blood: Spelman’s Tracey Hughes #MyHBCUMyStory
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In My Blood: Spelman’s Tracey Hughes #MyHBCUMyStory

I cannot deny it.  The HBCU spirit is in my blood.  I grew up loving Historically Black Colleges and Universities before I fully understood their significance. As a child, I lived down the street from Fisk University. After ten years of Catholic school, I only wanted to go to an HBCU. When I told my … Continue reading

My Home on the Hill: FAMU’s Richard Gibson Jr. #MyHBCUMyStory
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My Home on the Hill: FAMU’s Richard Gibson Jr. #MyHBCUMyStory

There, on the highest of seven hills in Tallahassee, Florida, sits an institution of higher learning–that institution is Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Affectionately called FAMU, the university celebrated the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of its founding last year. For most of those years, FAMU has been looked upon as one of the crown … Continue reading

Q & A with Harold M. Love, Jr: Love In The House
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Q & A with Harold M. Love, Jr: Love In The House

Harold M. Love, Jr is the pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN. Love earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Tennessee State University in 1994, a master’s degree in theological studies from Vanderbilt University in 1998. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Public Administration from Tennessee State. Love is a candidate for House District … Continue reading

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The Fate and Future of FAMU: Are We What Went Wrong With The Marching 100?

Social media outlets have been abuzz about the fate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s legendary Marching 100 since the tragic death of drum major Robert Champion in the fall of 2011. Many of the major news outlets’ stories reporting the decision of FAMU President James Ammons to suspend the band for the 2012-2013 school … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex! HBCUs Fight Against STIs Through Sex Education

E. Clare Stewart is graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College, School of Graduate Studies and Research. She currently serves as the Community Coordinator for the HBCU Wellness Project at Fisk University. Follow her on twitter at @EClareStewart. Uncomfortable conversations about sex must happen. Talking about sex for many can be difficult, embarrassing and awkward. Feelings and … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Trayvon Martin: The HBCUstory of Fiskite and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

It is impossible for members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community to remain unmoved by the senseless and heinous murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, just outside Orlando on February 26. The hundreds of thousands of those who came before us tearing down walls, breaking glass … Continue reading

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HBCU Stories: The Service and Sacrifice of FAMU’s Patricia Stephens Due

– The following Op-Ed appeared in the February 27, 2012 issue of HBCU Digest  – Hailed by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons as “one of the nation’s foot soldiers for social justice,” FAMU alumna Patricia Stephens Due was synonymous with her alma mater and with social activism for more than fifty years. When she died on … Continue reading