Posted on: January 13, 2023 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Meet the Couple That Created a Battle of the Bands Event to Raise Money for HBCU Students 

HBCU Homecomings  are an annual time filled with lifetime memories of friendship, fun and for those lucky few, love. This was the case for Frank and La Keisha Johnson, who met on the HBCU campus of Johnson C. Smith University during homecoming in 2007. Although they didn’t cross paths again until about a year and a half later at a  church, their story was fated from the start. LaKeisha recalls that…

Posted on: January 4, 2023 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

This HBCU Student Became the UDC Miss Junior at the Age of 42

Being a college student is a challenge in itself, but being a non-traditional student can come with its own set of challenges. It’s common to see most people completing their college career in their early to mid twenties, unless they are in a highly specialized field that needs additional training. However, as with life, everyone’s educational journey won’t look the same. Some people may start their journey in a “traditional” way right after high…

Posted on: December 26, 2022 Posted by: 0fficiallwill Comments: 0

The Revelation Of An Amazing Year For HBCUs

The year of 2022 which was a great year for HBCU Culture, is nearing the end with the holidays fastly approaching. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established specifically to serve the black community. These schools have a rich history and have played a vital role in the education and development of black Americans. HBCUs have a unique culture…

Posted on: December 24, 2022 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Ray “Misster Ray” Cunningham Speaks on Going Back to College After Almost Fifteen Years

Being a college student is a challenge in itself, but being a non-traditional student can come with its own set of challenges. It’s common to see most people completing their college career in their early to mid twenties, unless they are in a highly specialized field that needs additional training. However, as with life, everyone’s educational journey won’t look the same. Some people may start their journey in a “traditional” way right after high…

Posted on: December 20, 2022 Posted by: 0fficiallwill Comments: 0

NCCU Eagles Take Home The 2022 Celebration Bowl Championship In Overtime

A game for the history books that had fans across the nation on the edge of their seats, the 2022 Celebration Bowl more than lived up to its expectations. With over 49,000 fans in attendance this year at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA), the MEAC’s North Carolina Central University’s Eagles (10-2) went up against the SWAC’s Jackson State University Tigers (12-1). North Carolina Central beat Jackson State 41-34 in overtime on Saturday…

Posted on: December 17, 2022 Posted by: 0fficiallwill Comments: 0

Meet the First-Ever Drum Major at Fisk University

“Her sons and daughters are ever on the altar”, the motto of the Fisk Bulldogs who are a testament to HBCU Excellence. The oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee, Fisk University houses some of the nation’s brightest minds, named as a Black Ivy League Institution. One bright mind we’ll be highlighting in this piece is Erin Allen, the very first Drum Major and female at that for The…

Posted on: December 15, 2022 Posted by: 0fficiallwill Comments: 0

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation To Debut Multiday HBCU Classic

The Cactus Jack Foundation has announced that it will be debuting a HBCU Classic at Minute Maid Park in February 2023. Featuring Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Southern University. Owned by rapper Travis Scott, the foundation’s goal is to raise money to provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the youth. It was previously announced on May 17 that he donated…

Posted on: December 12, 2022 Posted by: 0fficiallwill Comments: 0

Vairrun Strickland Speaks On His HBCU Journey, Community Work and Production Life

A man of prepetual Black excellence, Darryl “D.C.” Chambers had the honor of interviewing Vairrun Strickland. A 2005 Alabama A&M University Alumnus who matriculated with a B.S. Degree in Urban Planing along with a Minor in Communications. Member of the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, former firefighter in the Markham region of Chicago, a member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) Chicago Chapter and currently…

Posted on: December 7, 2022 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

NC A&T Student Releases Docu-Series on His Near Fatal Car Accident

It’s true when they say your life can literally flash before your eyes in an instant. North Carolina A&T State University student Daniel Bryant survived a car accident his junior year of high school that left him in a fight for his life physically, mentally emotionally. Now, a junior business administration major at the Greensboro, NC HBCU, he just released a seven part docu-series telling his story of what happened…

Posted on: December 1, 2022 Posted by: 0fficiallwill Comments: 0

DJ Scream Speaks on His HBCU Experience and Becoming a Legendary DJ

A man of musical excellence along with many accomplishments, our very own Darryl “D.C.” Chambers had the chance to interview none other than the legendary DJ and HBCU alum, DJ Scream. Starting as a bedroom DJ at the age of twelve, the Decatur native and Tuskegee University Alumnus is widely known for hosting some of today’s top hit mixtapes and albums; Gucci Man’s “Gucci Sosa”, Rick Ross’s “Rich Forever”, Young…