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Bowie State University Is Maryland's First HBCU To Offer College Courses To Incarcerated Individuals — But It Needs Assistance

Professors at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Maryland are helping incarcerated men advance their education. In the fall of 2022, Bowie State University became the first HBCU in Maryland to offer a bachelor’s degree program at a correctional facility, per The Baltimore Banner.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 27, 2023

The Debt Collective Clears $10M In Student Loan Debt For Nearly 3,000 Morehouse College Graduates

A group of former Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students have received wonderful news.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 23, 2023

Howard Professor AJ Link Teaches The First Space Law Course Offered At An HBCU Law School

A Howard professor is on a mission to bring more Black representation to space law.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 19, 2023

NC A&T Is The Largest HBCU For The 10th Year In A Row

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is the largest HBCU for the 10th year in a row, BET reports.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 13, 2023

How This Festival Shined A Spotlight On Black Entrepreneurs Living On The Island Of Barbados

It’s not always the journey, but the destination in the end that can make a difference. For a group of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alum, that landing place happens to be the island of Barbados for the inaugural FABA Festival, a festival that champions Black culture like never before.

Shanique Yates

Jul 20, 2023

Clark Atlanta University Alumna Carol Waddy Presents The HBCU With A $1M Gift From Chick-Fil-A

Clark Atlanta University’s efforts to continue creating an impactful experience for its students are being aided even more thanks to a whopping donation.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 17, 2023

About 30K More Incarcerated Individuals Will Now Have A Chance To Earn A College Degree For Free

A greater level of opportunity is coming to a group that may be typically overlooked. Incarcerated individuals have long been a part of programs that allow them to expand their education. The funds used to support these educational efforts are funded by the United States Pell Grant. However, the funds are increasing, allowing an estimated 30,000 more people to earn a college degree.

Josh Rodgers

Jun 29, 2023

University President Offers 8th Grader Full-Ride Scholarship After He Walked 2 Hours To Get To Graduation

A St. Louis, MO, student’s determination has paid off for him in more ways than one. In order to cross the stage and receive his 8th Grade certificate for his graduation, Xavier Jones walked two hours to Harris-Stowe State University, where the ceremony was hosted, according to the university’s Facebook post. Along with his brother and friend, the Yeatman Middle School student traveled from West Florissant and Mimika in North St. Louis City to the university in midtown.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 26, 2023

Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrates Honorary Doctorate Degree From HBCU — 'I Became A Spelmanite Today'

Tracee Ellis Ross officially has a degree from a historically Black college!

Shanique Yates

May 22, 2023

J.R. Smith Regrets Not Putting His Estimated $90M NBA Earnings To Better Use

J.R. Smith made millions in the NBA. Yet, he wishes he had spent his earnings more wisely for the common good.

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 10, 2023

HBCU Langston University Clears Over $4.5M In Student Debt Balances

An HBCU is supporting its students yet again in their time of critical need. ABC News reports that Langston University, the only HBCU in Oklahoma, has cleared over $4.5 million in student debt balances.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 24, 2023

How League Twenty-Two Founder Ashley Henderson Helped Nike's First-Ever HBCU Campaign Come To Life

Ashley Henderson is working alongside some of the biggest brands in the industry through her marketing agency League Twenty-Two. In fact, she’s even using the platform to amplify the culture at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 12, 2023

Missy Elliott Donates $20K After Earning Honorary Doctorate From HBCU Norfolk State University

We are sending our kudos to Missy Elliott as she was recently recognized by Norfolk State University.

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 12, 2022

Deion Sanders Offered A $29.5M Deal, But Colorado Athletic Director Admits They 'Don’t Have the Money Yet’

Since his arrival in Jackson, MS, to coach the Jackson State University (JSU) Tiger football team, Deion Sanders has been making headlines regarding his coaching style, outspoken personality, and team success. From increasing funding around the sport’s program to recruiting five-star athletes, Sanders has more than shaken things up in the Mississippi Delta. Current students, alums, and football fans alike had high expectations and were fueled with excitement, knowing a living legend was taking on the reigns as the coach of Mississippi’s largest HBCU. The anticipation was fair, considering the wealth of athletic knowledge and influence Sanders would bring to the football program. Entering the NFL from Florida State University in 1989, Sanders played 14 seasons across five teams. As a cornerback, Sanders racked up 270 solo tackles, 53 interceptions, and 94 passes defended. He would go on to win two Super Bowl championships and be inducted into the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class....

Josh Rodgers

Dec 5, 2022