This is Why We “Step” | A History of Stepping in Black Greek-Lettered Life + Culture
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority / Black Fraternities / Black Sororities / Campus Life & Style / Delta Sigma Theta Sorority / History & Culture / Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority / Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

This is Why We “Step” | A History of Stepping in Black Greek-Lettered Life + Culture

Greetings to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Greetings to the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Greetings to the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. Greetings to the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Greetings to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Greetings to the men of … Continue reading

“Not to Seem, But to Be” | A History of Mary Holmes Seminary
Defunct Black Colleges / Mary Holmes Seminary

“Not to Seem, But to Be” | A History of Mary Holmes Seminary

When Mary Holmes Seminary opened in 1892, its founders had one key purpose in mind: Christian education of black women. First in Jackson, Mississippi, then in West Point, Mississippi, the school carried out that mission with excellent results for 40 years, supplying Christian homemakers and teachers throughout the country. Then, as is the case with … Continue reading

“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

UDC Firebirds’ Run-and-Gun Athleticism | Forgotten 1980s Hoop Champions
Bowie State University / Howard University / Sports Matters / University of the District of Columbia 

UDC Firebirds’ Run-and-Gun Athleticism | Forgotten 1980s Hoop Champions

When we talk about national championship basketball in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area, we immediately think of places like Northwest D.C. and College Park. After all, two of the most visible programs in the region reside in those two locales; and folks don’t normally associate schools like Howard University, Bowie State University, or American, with National Championship … Continue reading