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Remembering former Benedict College and Tuskegee University President Dr. Benjamin Payton

After serving the mission of Tuskegee University for almost 30 years as president, Dr. Benjamin Payton passed away on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Dr. Payton was one of nine children born to Reverend Leroy R. and Sarah Payton in Orangeburg, South Carolina. His father was a rural Baptist minister as well as… Continue reading Remembering former Benedict College and Tuskegee University President Dr. Benjamin Payton

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Writer, HBCU alum, Civil Rights and Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King to speak at Philander Smith College

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Writer, HBCU alum, Civil Rights and prominent Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King will serve as the keynote speaker at a community event entitled “#BlackLivesMatter in the Media.” This free and open to the public event will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the M.L. Harris… Continue reading Writer, HBCU alum, Civil Rights and Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King to speak at Philander Smith College

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Author, hip-hop scholar and political activist Kevin Powell to speak at KSU

FRANKFORT, KY¬†– Acclaimed author, hip-hop scholar and political activist Kevin Powell will speak to students on Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8 at Kentucky State University, located in Frankfort, Kentucky. On Wednesday, September 7, Powell will hold “Conversations with Kevin: Ladies Only” at 7pm in the Student Center Ballroom. The hip-hop scholar will than… Continue reading Author, hip-hop scholar and political activist Kevin Powell to speak at KSU