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UNCF’s National College Empower Tour Returns to Los Angeles; Awarding Thousands in Scholarship Funds to Local Students
November 14, 2019
Hundreds of students expected to attend the UNCF Empower Me Tour ... read more »
USC Freshmen Shine in Victory Over Florida A&M
November 6, 2019
The USC Trojans found their footing in the second half to defeat the Florida A&M University Rattlers 77-48. This matchup marks the first time the two basketball teams played against one another. ... read more / watch video »
Black schools hope NBA star’s gift sparks a golf resurgence
September 5, 2019
Ernie Andrews looks out to the grounds of Washington's historic Langston Golf Course and shrugs at the fact that fewer young black golfers are coming out to play these days. ... read more »
Tournament of Roses President Visits Southern University
August 22, 2019
When it comes to marching bands, there’s just something about the big bands at HBCUs that sets them apart from your average ensemble of snares, woodwinds and brass. For bands like the Southern University Marching Band, also known as the “Human Jukebox,” it’s all about soul - and of course it’s all about the big sound- but most of all, it’s about putting on an epic performance. Now, fans of the famous Human Jukebox marching band can see them represent Louisiana in the 131stRose Parade 2020. ... read more »
NBA’s Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team
August 22, 2019
What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between NBA star Stephen Curry and Howard University. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Premieres Student Film ‘Uchawi’ with Rep. Maxine Waters in Attendance
August 15, 2019
Last week marked the culmination of the 2019 HBCU in LA program, an 8- to 10-week summer experience during which HBCU students from across the country gain access to coveted opportunities in the entertainment industry through training and internships. As they pursue paid internship positions, they are housed in Los Angeles free of charge, ensuring that they are not barred from participating due to low-income status. HBCU in LA is the signature program of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment and diversity program that seeks to give students of all backgrounds the tools needed to succeed in the entertainment industry. ... read more »
WATCH: Beyonce Continues to Show Love for HBCU’s with Grambling State University
April 26, 2019
Beyonce recently shared a Coachella 2019 event with Grambling State University’s marching band and dancers. The event was  a teaser of what’s to come with the collaboration of her athleisure line Ivy Park and Adidas. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Breaking Down Beyonce’s Documentary on Iconic 2018 Coachella Performance
April 22, 2019
The first woman of color to headline the festival released “Homecoming,” a documentary on her performance that honored HBCUs and reunited Destiny’s Child. She also released a surprise 40 song album. ... read more »
WATCH: Gentrifier To Howard University: If you Don’t Like Us Walking Our Dogs On Your Campus … Move!
April 22, 2019
A white man in Washington DC wants Howard University to move the campus if students and faculty don’t like rich white people’s dogs lawn cigars on their campus. ... read more »
WATCH: Beyonce’ Netflix Release of’ Homecoming’, Even Has Michelle Obama Giving up Praise
April 20, 2019
Beyoncé recently released her “Homecoming” documentary and an album that features 40 live tracks from her 2018 Coachella Performance.  The internet has been a beehive buzz.   ... read more »
UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Investing in Better Futures at National DC Gala
March 15, 2019
During an historic night—in more ways than one—UNCF (United Negro College Fund) celebrated its 75th anniversary at its national UNCF “A Mind is…” Gala in Washington, DC, March 7. The event helped the storied organization reach new fundraising heights, raising more than it ever has during a single event—$3.4 million—for UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The event, whose title echoes the group’s iconic motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”® celebrated the founding of the organization by Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) president Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson with backing from corporate leaders led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Coca Cola President Robert W. Woodruff. ... read more »
Laz Alonso/The Home Depot at CIAA
March 13, 2019
Laz Alonso joined The Home Depot Retool Your School Grant Improvement Program during CIAA to encourage guests to start voting for their favorite HBCU. Since its launch 10 years ago, the Home Depot has donated more than $2.1 million dollars in campus improvement grants that allow HBCUs to make sustainable improvements to their campuses. Past projects have included eco-friendly classrooms, refurbished basketball courts, modernized health clinics, and communal student space upgrades. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary, The Home Depot has increased its support towards the program and HBCUs by offering ten $50,000 campus improvement grants, creating a new grant, “Campaign of the Year,” which will be awarded to the school whose campaign proves to be most original, innovative and particularly effective. ... read more »
Congressman Bishop Participates in the Second Annual HBCU Steam Day of Action on Capitol Hill
March 12, 2019
Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) and the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus recently hosted the second annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action on Capitol Hill.  ... read more »
HBCU L.A. Increases Diversity in Hollywood
March 7, 2019
The programs helps increase attendance at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and prepares youth for the entertainment industry. ... read more »
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