Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08
Jackson State University / Southern University

Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08

If leadership is a craft, Dr. Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes’s extensive career in urban higher education has shown her to be one of the most skilled and forward-thinking artisans in our nation’s history. Her commitment to stretching the seemingly inflexible bounds of access to our nation’s colleges and universities in a manner which encompasses populations … Continue reading

Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College
Grambling State University / Southern University

Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College

Grambling State University alumna Dr. Mattie Faye Spears was one of my greatest teachers. She was the instructor for my Intro to Education class at Southern University. She was the principal of Southern Lab when I did my student teaching. In my second year of teaching, she became principal of the school I worked. She allowed me … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Sonja B. Norwood, Southern University
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Sonja B. Norwood, Southern University

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Sonja B. Norwood shouts out her alma mater Southern University and The Human Jukebox on Facebook. An accomplished talent manager, television producer, and deal maker, and mother of singer-actors Brandi and Ray J, Sonja Bates Norwood is a proud graduate of Southern University. The McComb, Mississippi native is a lifetime member of Southern University’s Alumni Federation and was … Continue reading

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Is It Bigger Than Hip-Hop?
Alabama State University / Campus Life & Style / History & Culture / Howard University / Morehouse College / North Carolina Central University / Southern University / Virginia State University

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

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Halftime Matters Most
Alabama State University / Bethune-Cookman College / Campus Life & Style / Edward Waters College / North Carolina A & T State University / Southern University

The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Halftime Matters Most

The resounding blare of the brass and the beat of the drum signal an adrenaline rush and a rapid beating heart. Halftime is game time. There is nothing in the world like an HBCU marching band. All movement in the stadium stops and eyes and ears are focused on the field. Whether it be the … Continue reading

Q + A With William Broussard | Southern University AD Leads with Head, Hands and Heart
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Q + A With William Broussard | Southern University AD Leads with Head, Hands and Heart

Southern University Athletic Director William Broussard, Ph.D. is as smart as he is determined. As one of the nation’s most successful ADs, the 35 years young Broussard ushered the Jaguars to regular season and conference championships in football and men’s and women’s basketball. All the while, he’s successfully increased fundraising and leveraged his journalism background to garner … Continue reading