HBCUs

Leading women in the faith-based and organization communities are joining forces to host a “High Tea” fundraiser on Saturday (June 1) to benefit the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and LeMoyne-Owen College. The Leading Ladies High Tea will begin at noon at BRIDGES at 477 North Fifth St. The hostesses are...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Gérard Kobéané is a sprinter from Burkina Faso, Africa who ran the 100 to 200 meter in the 2012 Olympics in London. And he hopes to compete in Toyko in 2020. He also hoped to compete for LeMoyne-Owen College, where the biology...
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By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Nana-Ama Brookman, a senior at Virginia Union, said she wouldn’t be on the cusp of graduating with honors and with a degree in mass communications and criminal justice, if it weren’t for the United Negro College Fund. When she started college, Brookman worked three...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T8XrwOZifQ As Cheyney University reportedly struggles with debt and enrollment declines as well as concerns about its accreditation, president Aaron Walton has announced an ambitious fundraising campaign to help balance the budget for the first time in at least six years. “We will have a balanced budget,” Walton said at a...
For the second time in two years, the Faculty Senate at LeMoyne-Owen College has issued a vote of no confidence for LOC President Andrea Miller – this time on allegations that she presented the words of televangelist Joel Osteen as her own during the college’s recent convocation. By definition, that’s...
Earl G. “Butch” Graves Jr. was praised as the Southern Heritage Classic’s best speaker ever by the Rev. Dr. Roz Nichols, who gave the benediction at the Coaches Luncheon at the Sheraton Friday afternoon. A long-term measure of Graves’ effectiveness will be to what extent those who heard him pass...
More than just a couple of college teams vying for bragging rights -- and high-stepping bands that battle it out at halftime -- the Southern Heritage Classic is every bit a cultural celebration. In fact, that’s the evolved 2018 name: the 29th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration. It goes down...
I, like many other fans, am not one of those who piles into Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium primarily to watch the Tigers of Tennessee State University and Jackson State University duke it out on the gridiron during the Southern Heritage Classic. Many of us are there for the “real show”...
Kickoff for the 29th Annual Southern Heritage Classic was still several days away when Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover rolled into her hometown Wednesday evening. Don’t get it twisted. Glover is up for a good time. And while she gets her fill of such during the annual...