Hampton University

Gene Hale Foundation Donates $10,000 to GLAAACC Scholarship Fund

Since its inception in 2006, The Hale Foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to provide a helping hand to low-income families, children and young adults. In addition to providing money for educational scholarship donations, The Hale Foundation has donated to organizations that give assistance to children affected by homelessness and malnutrition.  Other beneficiaries of The Hale Foundation include: the United Negro College Fund, the L.A. Southwest College Education Foundation, Inner City Arts, Parents of Watts, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and L.A. Child Guidance Clinic.

Hampton University Fires 9 Officers Over Social Media Posts

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A historically black university in Virginia said Friday that it has fired nine of its police officers for sharing “misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks via social media.” Hampton University’s statement did not detail the remarks the officers made. But it said they were fired for “egregious violations of the university’s code of conduct.” The school employs 25 officers, according to the department’s website. Hampton University Police Chief David Glover did not immediately respond to a phone message and email seeking comment on Friday. WAVY TV reported that it had obtained a copy of a termination

L.A. Based Poet Shares Inspiring Story in, ‘Black Indian: A Memoir’

After a childhood of family secrets and a lost heritage, Shonda Buchanan set out to find the truth about her Black and American Indian ancestors. Buchanan’s research begins in Kalamazoo, Michigan and takes her through Virginia and North Carolina, where she interviewed family members, read old family diaries, and studied public records.

GM Exec Touts DTU and other Programs that Feature HBCUs

“There are so many great men and women that are being developed and minds that are being cared for, cultivated inside of the schools and they don’t necessarily have the recruitment bandwidth and their career centers don’t have the relationships established to actually open up access to larger Fortune 500 companies,” Lester Booker, Jr., the project manager for communications operations at General Motors.

HU Brass Ensemble Perform at White House Black History Month Reception

The Hampton University Brass Ensemble performed at the White House Black History Month Reception hosted by The President and First Lady, Feb. 18. “This month is a chance to celebrate the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life,” said President Barack Obama at the reception. “Marching for freedom and equality; jobs and justice; making a profound contribution to our culture and here at the White House we are committed to honoring that legacy.” Conducted by Assistant Director of Bands Clifford Cox, the nine HU students performed in front of a crowd of nearly 500

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Tops $3 million in cash donations to ‘Home By the Sea’

Hampton, Va. – With Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey’s latest $100,000 gift to the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute, HU’s University President has given more than $3 million to the institution of higher learning that has grown exponentially under his leadership.  That personal donation dollar amount is $3,066,327.  The gift speaks to the couple’s heartfelt commitment to the “Standard of Excellence” that is Hampton University.  Dr. William R. Harvey and Mrs. Norma B. Harvey are more than President and First Lady of the Hampton University community. They have dedicated their lives to the success of the university. All university