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Bethune Cookman Makes Its 13th Appearance In The 16th Honda Battle Of The Bands In Atlanta January 27th

Bethune Cookman Makes Its 13th Appearance In The 16th Honda Battle Of The Bands In Atlanta January 27th

  Bethune Cookman University band was one of 8 HBCU chosen from a field of 30+ bands to participate this year. A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of marching bands from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational…

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Sadly, Knoxville College Has To Shutdown Due To Unsafe Conditions

Sadly, Knoxville College Has To Shutdown Due To Unsafe Conditions

  The historic school in Knoxville, Tennessee has been shutdown by city officials. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville College officials were forced to leave early last year due to the HBCU being deemed unsafe. The only two buildings in use at the time, Alumni Library and the historic McMillan Chapel were not up to…

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NC A&T Grad Now NFL Star Tarik Cohen Named To Pro Bowl

NC A&T Grad Now NFL Star Tarik Cohen Named To Pro Bowl

  Tarik Cohen, a former star at North Carolina A&T is a rookie running back with the Chicago Bears.  Tarik Cohen, a 5-foot-6 running back from historically black university, North Carolina A&T, is the first NFL player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return. The…

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Talladega Grad Nikema Williams Small Wins Georgia Senate Seat

Talladega Grad Nikema Williams Small Wins Georgia Senate Seat

  Georgia State Senator elect Nikema Williams Small and her family. Nikema Williams Small, a 2002 graduate of Talladega College ran a well-run race that led to an ultimate victory for the Georgia Senate seat in the 39th District on December 5, 2017.   In a closely run battle, Nikema won the seat based on…

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Grambling Hosts Graduation For Football Players Who Missed It Due To Bowl Game

Grambling Hosts Graduation For Football Players Who Missed It Due To Bowl Game

Members of Grambling State University’s football team were graduating seniors and missed their actual ceremony due to the Celebration Bowl game, so the faculty and staff hosted a special ceremony for them. An intimate crowd of more than 50 family members, friends, faculty members and staff filed into a meeting room in the AT&T Midtown…

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Arkansas Baptist College Fires Its President

Arkansas Baptist College Fires Its President

Joseph Jones was fired by the college’s trustees. Trustees claim a lack of transparency about finances, enrollment as school faces serious questions following a leadership transition  in its firing of Arkansas Baptist College’s president, Joseph Jones. In a statement, trustees said that enrollment issues may have placed Arkansas Baptist College in significant financial jeopardy, and…

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Meet FAMU’s New Head Football Coach, Willie Simmons

Meet FAMU’s New Head Football Coach, Willie Simmons

  Qunicy, Florida native Willie Simmons is FAMU’s new head football coach. The Simmons family with FAMU President Robinson are: FAMU student, freshman class president, son Tre, and daughters Raven and Shailoh with Coach Simmons and wife, Shaia Simmons, a two-time Rattler – Not pictured: Son, Wraylon. The Willie Simmons era at Florida A&M is…

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Unbeaten North Carolina A&T Wins HBCU National Championship Against Grambling

Unbeaten North Carolina A&T Wins HBCU National Championship Against Grambling

  North Carolina A&T Aggies qb, Lamar Raynard won the game for his team in the last 38 seconds. He celebrates after with his teammates with the trophy. Grambling Tigers qb, DeVante Kincade played his heart out, but it wasn’t enough. Lamar Raynard scored on a 1-yard sneak with 38 seconds left and unbeaten North Carolina…

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Atlanta’s New Mayor Is A FAMU Graduate; Adding To An HBCU Tradition

Atlanta’s New Mayor Is A FAMU Graduate; Adding To An HBCU Tradition

  Atlanta’s 60th mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms will be sworn in in 2018. The city of Atlanta welcomes is 60th mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. Bottoms is a proud graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and woman of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. After winning a runoff election by 750 votes, Bottoms greeted a…

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