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There are 105 HBCUs in the United States, each of which are diverse in their makeup, approaches, and educational missions. At their core, HBCUs are dedicated to uplifting African Americans, even during times when merely educating this group was and continues to be a fierce act of justice. While many other colleges and universities have ignored the needs of African Americans – […]
As the oldest of nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) in the state of South Carolina, Claflin University has seen many successes and challenges since its founding almost 150 years ago. Its foundation was not only built on faith, but with the idea of providing access to higher education for all students regardless of […]
As a truly innovative leader and groundbreaker when it comes to advancing the uniquely and beautifully crafted historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s), Dr. Ivory Toldson, a full professor of psychology at Howard University is nothing less than incredible. The undeniable pride he carries for HBCUs not only radiates through his character, but ultimately acts […]
Corey Jones gives his take on Pledging At A PWI vs. HBCU! Check it out!
'Tell Them We Are Rising' Examines The History & Importance Of HBCUs
Check out a quick history lesson about What are Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Why They Are Important.
Recently, during my morning commute, I tuned into the Tom Joyner morning show. Shaun King, noted Civil Rights activist and writer, offered a poignant perspective on the historical significance of the blockbuster movie, Black Panther. He correctly acknowledged the movie as one of the pivotal moments in African-American history, to be considered alongside Michael Jackson’s Thriller […]
"The performance put HBCU culture on the map."
Since their founding, Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs) have been a presence on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Although the first BGLOs were not founded on HBCU campuses, they have and continue to hold a special place and purpose in this academic setting. These organizations promote a sense of sisterhood and […]
One of the most significant parts of being an HBCU graduate is, not only the legacy you leave on the campus, but the values your HBCU instills within you. The buildings, classrooms, and residence halls are far more than just a campus; they’re home. The rich historical culture of HBCUs run deep, and does not […]
On this episode, we speak with Dr. David Staten. He’s a graduate of South Carolina State University. David serves as a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at South Carolina State University. He’s also the Editor and Chief of HBCU Times Magazine. During this episode, we talk about his work in higher education, his HBCU experience and […]
The Gullah Geechee proverb “Ef oonuh ent know’ whe’ onnuh gwine, den onnuh should kno’ whe’ onnuh cum fum,” emphasizes the importance of remembering where you come from, even if you do not know where you are going.
Collegiate life was a different experience for me as my formal education began at South Carolina State University at the age of 5. My family lived on the campus and my parents both taught in the science department. Both first-generation college students, Carl Clark, and Barbara Randall met on the campus of Morgan State University. […]
The 2018 midterm elections are fast-approaching and Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) has been working hard to encourage Democrats to vote. At a forum in South Carolina State University on Oct. 18, Booker gave an impassioned speech that sought to empower his audience with hope and the determination to effect change by voting in the […]
By the time you read this, HBCU homecoming season will be in full swing, complete with football games, marching bands, drumlines, concerts, and cookouts. HBCU alumni — young and old — in the masses will make the voyage to return to their alma maters to relive their college experience, catch up with old friends, and […]
“If voting wasn't so important, why do you think they try so hard to take it away from you?” he asked. “Every year they make it harder for people to vote, for young people to vote.”
South Carolina State University crowned its 81st Miss SCSU and fifth Mr. SCSU on Nov. 8. Along with their royal court, Teonna Breland and Damien Smith were installed as the new queen and king for the 2018-2019 academic school year, at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center on Thursday. For Breland, it was an emotional night. Her entrance and […]
From the cobble-stoned streets of an Italian city to the charm of its Romance language to cooling down with gelato on a hot summer day and feasting on pastas and pizzas to your heart’s content, a summer in Italy is always an adventure. For Teonna Breland it was all that and more. Inspired by her […]