The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Divas and Prima Donnas
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The HBCUSTORY in Black Music Month | Divas and Prima Donnas

At the mention of the word, ‘opera’, the carton image of a big-busted overweight white woman with two braided pigtails donning a cap with horns, holding a shield and spear singing at the top of her lungs comes to mind. While this childhood image will prevail, it discounts black musical excellence. This excellence extends beyond … Continue reading

Six Little-Known HBCU Connections to Russell Wilson
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Six Little-Known HBCU Connections to Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s resemblance to his father the late Harrison B. Wilson III is uncanny–but both men look like Russell’s grandfather Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr. For more than 25 years, the HBCU community has held on to the glory of Grambling State University alumnus Doug Williams, the first African-American quarterback to play … Continue reading

Five HBCU-Related March on Washington Secrets
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Five HBCU-Related March on Washington Secrets

Fifty years ago on this day, thousands of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) staff, faculty, alumni and students (as well as future ones) were participants in the 1963 March on Washington. Think you know everything there is to know about their involvement? We’re betting you don’t. Here are the five best kept secrets of HBCU-related involvement … Continue reading