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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, […]

Harlem’s Fashion Row Partners With Nordstrom for New HBCU Scholarship

School is in session again! At historically Black colleges and universities, there’s a new scholarship available for students, thanks to Harlem Fashion Row (HFR) partnering with Nordstrom. The retailer announced that the scholarship will continue ICON360’s mission to provide financial assistance to Black designers and fashion programs at HBCUs to help advance marginalized talent through education. “As […]

Spelman College Receives Historic $100 Million Donation, the Largest Ever for an HBCU

This generous contribution coincides with Spelman College celebrating its 100th naming anniversary! ABC News reports that Spelman College, a historically Black women’s liberal arts college in Atlanta, has received a groundbreaking $100 million donation, marking the largest single contribution ever made to any Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The historic donation comes from businesswoman […]

HBCU Lane College Holds Historic Graduation Inside Tennessee Prison

Lane College is making history. The HBCU partnered with Tennessee Higher Education Initiative (THEI) to help educate men and women behind the wall. THEI is a non-profit organization working to disrupt systems of harm and create opportunities for autonomy and success. It achieves its goal by providing college access to people inside Tennessee prisons, preparing […]

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Launches New Public Service Program for HBCU Students 

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced a new program for HBCU students interested in public service careers, Black Enterprise reports. In partnership with Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the Public Service Program will create opportunities for seniors at the universities through apprenticeship programs.  There are currently more than […]

Diddy Makes $1 Million Donation to Howard University During Surprise Homecoming Visit

Diddy is giving back to his alma mater! During his Howard University Yardfest homecoming performance on October 20 , Diddy surprised the HBCU with a $1M donation, WJLA reports. The rapper attended Howard University as a business major before leaving to start his music career at Uptown Records.  “HBCUs are something that we have to protect! […]

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