“HBCU” | A Poem by Terry E. Carter, Fisk ’80
Alabama State University / Alcorn State University / Bethune-Cookman College / Black Fraternities / Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / Clark Atlanta University / Fisk University / Florida A & M University / Hampton University / History & Culture / Howard University / Langston University / Lincoln University / Lincoln University of PA / Mississippi Valley State University / North Carolina A & T State University / Prose and Poetry / Tennessee State University / Tuskegee University / United Negro College Fund

“HBCU” | A Poem by Terry E. Carter, Fisk ’80

HBCU The Freedmen’s Bureau and other concerns, provided for that which a black man yearned. Degrees which only coloreds could earn… Classrooms where only Negros could learn… At times, in the places where crosses burned. Started in churches and normal schools— mindful of bigots, haters, and fools. Money raised in a thousand ways… from collection … Continue reading

Saluting Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. | HBCU Standouts
American Baptist College / Black Fraternities / Fisk University / Hampton University / Howard University / Tuskegee University

Saluting Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. | HBCU Standouts

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated (ΦΒΣ) was founded on January 9, 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three African-American men A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown. We salute their Founders  and thousands of HBCU Sigma men whose “cause speeds on its way.” SALUTING SIGMA STANDOUT – JAMES WELDON JOHNSON | Initiated … Continue reading

An Audacious Legacy: Howard’s Michelle Janaye #MyHBCUMyStory
Alcorn State University / Fisk University / Hampton University / MyHBCUMyStory / Paul Quinn College / Tuskegee University / Xavier University of Louisiana

An Audacious Legacy: Howard’s Michelle Janaye #MyHBCUMyStory

leg·a·cy [leg-uh-see] noun, plural leg·a·cies. 1. anything handed down from the past to the present, as from an ancestor to predecessor. When I consider the legacy left to me by history’s most prominent HBCU students, alumni and professors, I find that it is their commitment to revolution that inspires me the most. I marvel at … Continue reading

I Was There: Spelman’s Kimberly Russaw’s #MyHBCUMyStory
Clark Atlanta University / MyHBCUMyStory / Spelman College / Tuskegee University

I Was There: Spelman’s Kimberly Russaw’s #MyHBCUMyStory

As a ‘Skegee baby, both of my parents are proud graduates of Tuskegee Institute (now, Tuskegee University), my HBCU story began very early.  I remember the Tuskegee Club meetings in our living room, travelling out of state to Tuskegee Alumni conferences, and playing in the grass at the club’s annual Back To School celebration. My sisters … Continue reading

Kids’ S.T.E.M. Interests Soar with Tuskegee’s Chris Ryan Miller
S.T.E.M. / Tuskegee University

Kids’ S.T.E.M. Interests Soar with Tuskegee’s Chris Ryan Miller

Chris Ryan Miller graduated from Tuskegee University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Miller, who serves as an integration engineer for a defense firm in St. Louis is the author of the children’s 2011 book “Daddy, How Do Planes Fly?” which supports his efforts to encourage K-12 students’ pursuit of … Continue reading

Tuskegee University / West Virginia State University

40 Acres and a Fight: HBCU Land & Institutional Power Part II

By William A. Foster, IV Mr. Foster is the Interim Executive Director of HBCU Endowment Foundation, sits on the board of directors at the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, & President of AK Companies, Inc. A former banker & financial analyst who earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance from Virginia State University as well … Continue reading

Tuskegee University

Success Requires Sacrifice: Derrick “Jaxn” Jackson’s Tuskegee Experience

A few weeks ago, newly-minted Tuskegee University alumnus Derrick Jackson’s blog captured my attention in a big way. His post If I Can Do It… had come on the heals of an impassioned Twitter debate by several members of the HBCU community on the merits of dress codes following the announcement of Florida A & M University … Continue reading

Dillard University / History & Culture / Howard University / Tuskegee University

Art as Activism: The HBCUstory of Howard Alumna Elizabeth Catlett Mora

Victoria L Bryant Hamilton is a fourth generation Fisk graduate, a former Miss Fisk University and a proud member of the class of 2007. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she is an aspiring art history curator currently earning an M.A. in Art & Museum Studies at Georgetown University. Follow her on twitter at @FiskForever. “Paint is the … Continue reading