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American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South
September 16, 2021
The issues facing these communities throughout the South are not new. ... read more »
Dr. Tony Allen Appointed as Chair of President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs
September 9, 2021
... announced his intent to appoint Dr. Tony Allen as the Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Board will advance the goal of the ... ... read more »
African American from Flynt Wins Mastercard APGA Tour Championship
August 12, 2021
Willie Mack III once lived out of his car while dreaming of a chance to compete for a PGA title. The African American star fired a sizzling, eight-under-par 64 to sprint away from the field and captured the Mastercard APGA Tour Championship presented by Lexus by six strokes Tuesday, capping a memorable seven-month stretch that has changed the trajectory of his career. ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Jayda Hamilton
July 22, 2021
During the quarantine last year, several student athletes were looking for ways to train and stay in shape. Jayda Hamilton, a recent graduate from Serra High School, was willing to put in the work to battle the competitive Southern Section to compete for a state championship. Her father purchased a conglomeration of equipment to help Hamilton train. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Hercy Miller
June 24, 2021
Hercy Miller has been a strong contributor during his senior year at Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota. He helped the Redhawks secure a 20-1 overall record and the 2021 MSHSL Boys Basketball State Championship. ... read more »
Recognizing the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
June 3, 2021
The Tulsa Race Massacre is a prime example of inflaming issues and ignoring history. They both significantly lead to the inability and failure to learn the real lessons that true history can teach us. It was the inflammatory reporting of the chance encounter of a young Black man, Dick Rowland; and a young white elevator operator, Sarah Page, that ignited one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in our nation’s history. ... read more »
UNCF and OZY Partner to Reset America, In a Star-Studded, One-of-a-Kind Festival
May 15, 2021
UNCF and OZY Partner to Reset America, In a Star-Studded, One-of-a-Kind Festival  OZY Fest, the one-of-a-kind festival where “TED meets Coachella,” will be streaming live on YouTube, May 15-16, and will feature a special focus on the future of HBCUs in partnership with the largest scholarship provider for students of color, UNCF (United Negro College Fund). ... read more »
Orange Blossom Classic Returns to Bring Exposure to HBCUs
May 13, 2021
After 43 years, the Orange Blossom Classic (OBC) will return to South Florida on Labor Day Weekend. The resurgence of the postseason clash between two Historically Black Colleges will feature Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Jackson State University (JSU). ... read more »
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 Finding a ‘Greater Love’ with Novelist Devyn Bakewell 
April 22, 2021
Diving into the intricate details of today’s college experience, “Greater Love,” submerges the reader in the male and female perspective as young adults from the Black community, entering a realm of secondary education. Main characters, Ryan McKnight and Devyn Baker, represent two differentiating experiences.  ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
March 18, 2021
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is a WNBA legend who has left her mark on Los Angeles Basketball history as a player and as a coach. Although she was born in Chicago, Cooper-Dyke was raised in Watts and attended Locke High School. ... read more »
UCLA Football Sets Future Dates with HBCUs Alabama State, North Carolina Central
February 24, 2021
UCLA has added home games against Alabama State University and North Carolina Central University to its future football schedule, marking the first time the Bruins will face a historically black college or university (HBCU). ... read more »
Vice President Harris Leaves Historic Legacy in Senate
January 21, 2021
There is a growing consciousness around the character of political leadership in America. Although there has always been concern of who sits in the seat of power for this country, there is an additional keen sense developing around the nature of those who look to serve the people. Officials working as support to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, welcomed those with questions about her steps into a new era in American History. ... read more »
Howard University Showtime Marching Band To Escort Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for Inauguration
January 18, 2021
Howard University is proud to announce the Showtime Marching Band will escort Vice President Kamala Harris at the 59th presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. They will perform a special drum cadence for the parade. ... read more »
After 43 Years, Dr. William Harvey of Hampton University Announces Retirement
December 24, 2020
He began as President of one of the most storied Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America in 1978. On December 15, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced his retirement after 43 years, effective June 30, 2022. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Brandon Rembert
December 10, 2020
With talent and motivation, Brandon Rembert is a consistent hitter for the Alcorn State University Braves baseball team. Rembert desires to be a role model for African American boys, encouraging them to get involved in baseball. A key piece of advice that he learned is how consistency is important to excel in the sport. ... read more »
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