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Black History Month Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

I am Black history. I am Black excellence. I am Charlie Nelms, who is an educator and administrator. I served as the tenth chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. I was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas in 1946, and I enrolled at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (now the University of… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

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107 Days of HBCU History – Day 1 – Lincoln University of Missouri

The Kwesi Ronald Harris Division of Historical Records presents its 107 Days of HBCU History initiative that commemorates the founders and values of why historically black colleges and universities are relevant and very vital to the African-American community through its founding missions. The campaign will last for approximately 107 days until each HBCU history is… Continue reading 107 Days of HBCU History – Day 1 – Lincoln University of Missouri

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Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute, one of the oldest educational institutions for African-American in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1907 in Jefferson Davis County by Jonas Edward “J.E.” Johnson (1873-1953) a graduate of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, and his wife Bertha LaBranche Johnson (1882-1971) a graduate of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Professor… Continue reading Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

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Retired Energy Executive and Longtime Mechanical Engineer Cordell Reed Passes Away

CHICAGO, IL – Cordell Reed, an executive with ComEd and a longtime mechanical engineer, died on December 4, 2017, at the age of 79 after a long illness, said his wife of 27-years Bernice Reed according to Chicago State University. Born on March 26, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois Reed grew up in a south side… Continue reading Retired Energy Executive and Longtime Mechanical Engineer Cordell Reed Passes Away

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UAPB alumna writes book on UAPB founder Joseph Carter Corbin

PINE BLUFF, ARK – A University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) alumna writes book on the founder of who it all began with. Having operated now for more than 140 years, UAPB was founded in 1875 as Branch Normal College by Joseph Carter Corbin, a native of Ohio and son of former slaves. Corbin,… Continue reading UAPB alumna writes book on UAPB founder Joseph Carter Corbin

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Meet the 107th HBCU – Simmons College of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY – Do you know about the 107th HBCU Simmons College of Kentucky? Have you even heard about it? Simmons College of KY was designated as the 107th Historically Black College and University (HBCU) on April 13, 2016. Simmons College joins Kentucky State University as the second HBCU in Kentucky. Simmons history dates back… Continue reading Meet the 107th HBCU – Simmons College of Kentucky

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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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TV One Roland Martin Schools Wendy Williams on Race, NAACP & HBCU’s. HCF President responds to Wendy Williams Comments.

In response to Wendy Williams controversial anti-HBCU and NAACP comments, it’s a 50 percent between acceptance and non-acceptance of her apology for her actions from the persons affected. If you are not aware of what’s happening, Wendy Williams, host of the nationally syndicated television talk show, the Wendy Williams Show, referred to Jesse Williams’s political… Continue reading TV One Roland Martin Schools Wendy Williams on Race, NAACP & HBCU’s. HCF President responds to Wendy Williams Comments.

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White House Initiative on HBCUs Executive Director Dr. Ivory A. Toldson to serve as keynote speaker at eWINS Conference

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The White House Initiative on HBCUs Executive Director Dr. Ivory A. Toldson to serve as keynote speaker of this year’s eWINS conference which will be held April 26-29 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Toldson is scheduled to deliver his keynote address during the opening day of the conference on Wednesday, April… Continue reading White House Initiative on HBCUs Executive Director Dr. Ivory A. Toldson to serve as keynote speaker at eWINS Conference

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UAPB Athletics retire jerseys of basketball greats Harold Blevins and Jesse Mason

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Department of Athletics honor former Golden Lions basketball greats Harold Blevins and Jesse Mason by retiring their jerseys yesterday (Saturday, March 5) during the MVSU vs. UAPB basketball game. UAPB Office of Development hosted a gala banquet, “Ultimate Honor – a Jersey Retirement… Continue reading UAPB Athletics retire jerseys of basketball greats Harold Blevins and Jesse Mason