HBCUs Are Not Merely Relevant
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HBCUs Are Not Merely Relevant

This content was initially offered as “The State of the Story: HBCU Relevance is a Losing Proposition,” the closing remarks of the 2014 HBCUstory Symposium, which was held in Washington, D.C. on October 24 + 25 at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities. Barnard, Wellesley, Smith, Mills and Sweet Briar are women’s colleges; no one asks … Continue reading

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Is It Bigger Than Hip-Hop?
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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Is It Bigger Than Hip-Hop?

Seemingly, HBCUs are hesitant concerning anything related to hip-hop—well anything outside of the homecoming concert. While the relationship can be difficult the relationship is undeniable. I mean really, how many times have you heard Howard University mentioned by your favorite rapper? Quite a few, I’m sure—Hi Drake. Lonnie “Common” Lynn, Jr., emerged on the hip-hop … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Bill Cosby on Ennis + Morehouse College
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Bill Cosby on Ennis + Morehouse College

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Bill Cosby shares the HBCUstory of his late son Ennis Cosby at Morehouse on the Arsenio Hall Show. A 1992 graduate of Morehouse College, Ennis Cosby would often say “Hello, friend,” a term his father, comedian, actor and philanthropist Bill Cosby would later adopt. By the time of his murder in 1997, … Continue reading

Happy King Day! On Blackness and Beauty
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Happy King Day! On Blackness and Beauty

Don’t let anybody take your manhood. Be proud of our heritage; as somebody said earlier tonight, we don’t have anything to be ashamed of. Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything black, ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms of the word ‘black.’ It’s … Continue reading

HBCUs Matter: Morehouse’s Jason R. Curry #MyHBCUMyStory
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HBCUs Matter: Morehouse’s Jason R. Curry #MyHBCUMyStory

My narrative is similar to that of Presidents Barak Obama and Bill Clinton, as I am the product of a single parent household. But my mother and my extended family, grandparents, uncles and aunts helped to ensure I lived a full and meaningful life as a child and young adult. My father stated he wanted … Continue reading