HBCUstory Symposium to feature Inaugural Presidents Roundtable at Fisk
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HBCUstory Symposium to feature Inaugural Presidents Roundtable at Fisk

Presidents to share perspectives, discuss contemporary issues NASHVILLE, TN.—Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — Nashville-based advocacy initiative HBCUstory Inc. will introduce an inaugural HBCU Presidents Roundtable as part of the third annual HBCUstory Symposium, scheduled Oct. 9-10. Moderated by symposium convenor Crystal A. deGregory Ph.D., the Presidents Roundtable and HBCUstory Symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. … 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

The People’s Professor | George L. Davis. Sr., Knoxville College ’40
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The People’s Professor | George L. Davis. Sr., Knoxville College ’40

In 1974, almost two decades before Harvard University made a similar offer to Dr. Henry Louis Gates, the University of Notre Dame approached Tennessee State University professor Dr. George L. Davis, Sr., and formally asked him to establish its Department of Afro-American Studies. Davis, whom segregation had once forced to walk pass the proximate University of … Continue reading

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 | North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Dr. Debra Saunders-White is installed as the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University. “Eagle Excellence” or “E-squared” is the motto of North Carolina Central University‘s 11th Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, a one-time math teacher and IBM systems engineer who was acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight MEAC Champions North Carolina Central University Eagles, Take Flight in First NCAA Tournament Appearance. The North Carolina Central University Eagles just won their first conference championship since joining Division I in 2011, beating Morgan State on Saturday, March 15th, 71-62 for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title. As MEAC regular-season and tournament champions, the Eagles … Continue reading