I had just turned 21 when he raped me. I had a very fulfilling social life as a college junior, writer and editor, scholar, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I brought smiles to those who knew me -- and he still raped me.
A tribute to an icon is no easy feat for any artist. The goal of a tribute is to show admiration and gratitude for life and legacy in addition to creating a moment that touches the hearts of the audience.
My history met its future in August of 1990. Then it was buried under the reality of moving from my parents' home to a dorm room at a small historical...
We look forward to working with Morgan State, Howard, and other HBCUs across America to save the cherished places that define their past, while crafting a more inclusive foundation for the future.
Devastated fans mourning Prince's passing were surprised and delighted to learn of his history of charitable giving as his friend Van Jones shared d...
Daring to go against the norm was nerve-wracking, however, having the opportunity to open this new door of queer representation, on my campus, overpowered all of my doubts.
As a 2012 graduate and the former student body president of Morehouse College, I am forever grateful for the ways in which an institution built to expand opportunities nearly 150 years ago has significantly shaped the kind of leader and professional I am today.
On February 26 2016, Xavier University of Louisiana celebrated the inauguration and investment of its new president, Dr. Reynold C. Verret - a man of great esteem, faith, and leadership.
Morgan State University recently announced a $5 million gift from retired UPS senior executive Calvin Tyler and his wife Tina. This is one of the lar...
While Washington seems to piddle with the plights of the privileged, African Americans remain at the top of the class for almost every major disease and bad habit that leads to them. Smoking-related illness? Yes. HIV? Number one. Diabetes? Absolutely.
For the HBCU vs. PWI debate to resurface at this time of racial turmoil is utterly ridiculous. It is a conversation that only serves to divide the black community, is always masked in a call for solidarity or unity, and conveniently arises when pertinent issues plaguing black people are being discussed.
I am writing you an open letter for more reasons than to just shower you with accolades and encouragement in your current struggle. I am writing to implore you to consider transferring to any of the FCS Division HBCUs. I am imploring you to do such a thing for several reasons.
Visit an American college campus today and you'll see a more diverse student body than ever before. But the graduation rate for minority students falls far below the nationwide average.
Black Gifted and Whole is a revolutionary attempt to change the narrative of Black gay men across the world.
Whether you believe it or not, your decision to own and share your truth has already inspired someone else to do the same. Like yourself, I was raised in a black household, in a black neighborhood, and attended a black church. Like yourself, my experience at my HBCU was bittersweet.
Being gay at my HBCU is a bittersweet experience for me. Since birth I was raised with the mentality to be "The Man." I was taught to not pursue anything that "threatened" my masculinity. Coming out wasn't an easy road, but in retrospect I wouldn't change a thing.