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California’s First-Ever HBCU is Set to Open This Year

The upcoming school year promises to be particularly exciting for California students! In a historic collaboration, Huston-Tillotson University (HTU) has partnered with the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF), the San Diego County Office of Education, and the University of La Verne to open satellite campuses in San Diego and Los Angeles County. According to NewsOne, […]

Two Mother-Daughter Duos Launch Upscale HBCU Accessory Line, TruBlu Legacy

There’s a new way to represent your HBCU with pride and sophistication. TruBlu Legacy, a new online retailer launched in 2022, is offering a stylish twist on HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) paraphernalia. Founded by Kai Waller and her mother Rhonda Waller, along with Joslyn Jackson and her daughter Lauren Jackson–all Spelman College graduates–the […]

Early Grad Shares Nostalgic ‘Hillman’-Inspired College Decision Day Video

She’s headed into “A Different World” next fall! Just like Whitley Gilbert strutting on the yard at Hillman College, this future leader is ready to make her mark, and all thanks to her unwavering faith and a village of love! Let’s give a round of applause to Outumn, who just announced on TikTok that she’ll […]

Wanda Durant Set to Deliver Commencement Address at Bowie State University

She’s leading the charge for BSU’s soon-to-be alumni! Bowie State University announced that Wanda Durant, widely known as “Mama Durant” and the mother of NBA star Kevin Durant, will be the commencement speaker for the spring ceremony on May 24th. Ms. Durant is a dedicated advocate for empowering young people, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds. […]

Angela Bassett to Receive Honorary Degree from Spelman College

She’s being honored by one of the most prestigious HBCUs! Critically acclaimed actor and director Angela Bassett is set to address the 2024 graduating class of Spelman College as the keynote speaker for the 137th Commencement Ceremony​​ this May. The legendary actor will inspire and encourage a new generation of Black women leaving the prestigious […]

HBCU Morris Brown College Surprises Entire High School Class With College Admission

An HBCU that has overcome adversity is reaching back to help high schoolers do the same! In a heartwarming surprise, Morris Brown College, a historically Black college in Atlanta that overcame losing its accreditation in the early 2000s, has offered full admission to all graduating seniors at Benjamin E. Mays High School, according to Fox5 […]

Angel Jackson Makes History as Second HBCU Player to Be Drafted in 20 Years

Angel Jackson Makes History as Second HBCU Player to Be Drafted in 20 Years (Photo credit: Twitter)

Angel Jackson was just drafted into the WNBA, and she’s already making history! Jackson was the second-ever player from an HBCU to be drafted by the WNBA, Black Enterprise reports. The 6-foot-6 center from Jackson State University in Mississippi was picked No. 36 in the third round by the back-to-back champion Las Vegas Aces during […]

HBCU Grad Donates Coffee Sales to St. Augustine’s University

Marcia Cox of Kaldi's Coffee House and Roastery Donates Coffee Sales to St. Augustine's University (photo credit: Instagram)

It’s been a tough spring semester for the historic St. Augustine’s University, but one HBCU graduate is trying to turn things around–one cup of coffee at a time.  Marcia Cox is a third-generation HBCU grad and owner of Kaldi’s Coffee House and Roastery, a coffee shop in Charlotte, North Carolina where she makes her own […]

Meet HBCU Student and NASCAR Rising Star Rajah Caruth

Meet HBCU Student and NASCAR Rising Star Rajah Caruth

Rahaj Caruth is a college student who is really going places… fast! “Rajah Caruth is an exceptional young man. He’s a very talented driver with a bright future,” Spire Motorsports said in a statement to theGrio. “You hear people talk about an ‘it’ factor, and when you talk to him and get to know him, […]

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