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Brooke Hart Jones Is The Founder Of The First And Only HBCU Doll Company Sold In Major Retail Stores Globally

Having sources of representation at an early age is crucial. In 2020, Brooke Hart Jones recognized that there was a need for children to learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and to be able to see into their potential futures at the institutions.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 1, 2023

Wale Wants To Keep The Momentum Going For Support Of HBCUs As He Joins PepsiCo For Its $250K Donation

It can be a bittersweet feeling when students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are proud to rep their school while also facing the challenges that may come with attending one. According to a 2022 report by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Temple University), out of a surveyed 5,000 students from 14 private and public HBCUs in the fall of 2020, 46% shared that they “ lacked sufficient food a month prior to when the survey was taken.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 17, 2023

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

California Passes State Legislation That Provides Grants To Students Transferring To HBCUs

California students are being given financial assistance to attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 9, 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

Tones Of Melanin Founder Ashley Jones Lands $300K Investment From Mark Cuban On 'Shark Tank'

Tones of Melanin Founder Ashley Jones transformed a side hustle into disrupting the collegiate apparel industry. While attending Norfolk State University, the Virginia Beach native designed for every organization on the campus. However, she noticed there was a void in HBCU fashion. Coming from grandparents who owned one of the first Black-owned beauty supply companies in her hometown, Jones embarked on her own entrepreneurial journey by launching Tones of Melanin.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 22, 2023

Amazon Launches Free Program To Teach AI To HBCUs, MSIs And Community Colleges

Amazon is looking to further support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students for their future careers.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 20, 2023

Morgan State University Set To Become The First HBCU To Open A Medical School In 45 Years

Morgan State University (MSU) is about to make history. According to CBS News, the Maryland-based educational institution will become the first HBCU to open a new medical school in 45 years.

Shanique Yates

Dec 14, 2022

This $1M Grant Aims To Help Robert F. Smith Improve The Odds Of Minority College Students Graduating

Robert F. Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative is working to ensure more minority college students are able to cross the stage despite their financial background.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 1, 2022

HBCU Alum Who Birthed Her Company In A Dorm Room Earns $25K From Pharrell’s Black Ambition

Pharrell’s Black Ambition has yet to cease supporting current and former HBCU students. In 2021, AfroTech reported on Spelman alumna Mya Havard and her co-founders being awarded $100,000 to help more people buy Black. Now, Black Ambition has backed another HBCU alumna, except this one is supporting student-parents.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 2, 2022

North Carolina A&T's Arial Robinson Went From Creating A Fake Nike Campaign To Designing A Sneaker For The Company

This HBCU student is showing the power of striving for one’s dreams in between classes.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 7, 2022

82 Percent Of HBCUs Are Broadband Deserts — Here's How Billionaire Robert F. Smith Has Formed A Partnership To Change That

The National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference is an event where the HBCU community comes together to envision how to combat the barriers it faces while also being given its flowers for its persistent advancement through it all. The annual conference is under the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 23, 2022