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

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd ’77
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd ’77

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd is installed as the president of Alabama State University. On Friday, September 6th, Alabama State University’s board of trustees officially welcomed Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd to the office of the president. The nearly-four hour ceremony was topped off with a fiery speech from Boyd, the school’s first alumna president. Promising a “new day,” … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Nicole Tison ’14, Michelle Obama “Stay Hungry” + Dillard University
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Nicole Tison ’14, Michelle Obama “Stay Hungry” + Dillard University

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight First Lady Michelle Obama and senior class president Nicole Tison, who introduced Obama, snapped a selfie before Dillard University’s 2014 Commencement Address. While Tison’s selfie went viral on twitter, First Lady Michelle Obama called on Dillard graduates to “stay hungry.” So most folks back then saw education as the key to real and lasting freedom. … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Sean Combs + Howard University Commencement
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Sean Combs + Howard University Commencement

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Sean Combs delivers Howard University’s 2014 Commencement Address. In his address at Howard University, where he attended in the 1980s, Combs  shared his HBCUstory, of friends who housed and fed him and of a professor who told him to follow his dreams. He also opened up about discovering that his father didn’t die … 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

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Langston University + Cheryl Miller
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Langston University + Cheryl Miller

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Langston University Welcomes Cheryl Miller as Women’s Basketball Coach. Miller, a Hall of Fame player at Southern California and a sideline reporter for TNT, will take over a competitive program that is coming off an NAIA Championships appearance. Miller had successful tenures as coach at USC and in the WNBA for the … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | “From the Rough”+Tennessee State’s Dr. Catana Starks
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | “From the Rough”+Tennessee State’s Dr. Catana Starks

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight From the Rough premiered in theaters nationwide on April 25th. Filmed on the Dillard University campus, and starring Academy Award nominees Taraji P. Henson, a 1995 Howard University alumna and Alcorn State University‘s Michael Clarke Duncan, From the Rough is the inspirational true story of Dr. Catana Starks from Tennessee State University, who became … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Howard University Hosts Michelle Obama
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Howard University Hosts Michelle Obama

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Howard University Hosts First Lady Michelle Obama as well as co-host of the television show “106 & Park” and rapper Bow Wow. Chicago People’s Union, a Howard student organization, hosted their 11th annual “Escape to the Mecca.” Every year, the organization invites students from the Chicago Public School System to visit the … 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 | Demetrius Rhaney, Tennessee State University
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HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Demetrius Rhaney, Tennessee State University

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Tennessee State University center-guard Demetrius Rhaney is featured on Yahoo Sports. He chose Tennessee State because it was closer to home, but not without some due diligence. Rhaney asked head coach Rod Reed to get his grandfather’s blessing, and Holmes insisted on meeting Reed in the front yard of his house. “I … Continue reading