Stepped foot on the campus of Kentucky State University for the first time 17 years ago and I don’t regret the decision one bit. Attending a HBCU (Historically Black Colleges or Universities) was something I always dreamed of doing when I was in high school. This place gave me such an extended family with lifelong friendships/relationships that I value tremendously. People always question why I get excited to go to homecoming but if you never had the experience of attending a HBCU then you just wouldn’t understand. This is home. It’s always good to be back home. Happy Homecoming Breds! 🐎🐎🐎
A NOTE: They say the blacker the college, the sweeter the knowledge.
And I’d honestly say, I’d have to agree. Attending a HBCU was never up for debate because when “A Different World” premiered I just knew I’d attend Hillman College. I knew I’d have some knucklehead dude crushing on me like like DeWayne Wayne, and I’d be the Whitley Gilbert in Gilbert Hall because she largely reflected my personality down to the silk robe. I was certain that I’d be a member of Alpha Delta Rho and that my crew and I would one day make a time capsule because “Time keeps on slippin.”
But on some real shit, I needed someone to make me read Dubois, Garvey and Achebe. I needed to learn about Pan Africanism and the works for Patrice Lumumba and Steve Biko.
I needed to know that there’s not one person in the elite 1 percent that looks like me and to know that as long as we keep educating ourselves that one day we’d get there.
I needed to learn about the black press because I’ve always been a storyteller. I needed to hear that my people saw the need to tell their own stories as we still do today. Because.... it’s honestly necessary to understand the media from both sides—our side and their side. Often times, their side almost always approach stories about “us” with preconceived cultural biases. I’m talking about the stories that are often framed to fit a narrative created by people who don’t even care to know our history.
So... like many of you, I needed #MYHBCU because the world is a rainbow and sometimes when you only reside on the other side, you can lose your culture or lose your voice and it’s so important to understand... that we are magic. #HBCUPride#MorganMade#ILoveMyHBCU#MSU#MorganState#MSUHomecoming2018#HappyHomecoming#OIABrand#OnlyInAmericaBrand#HBCULove#HBCUHomecoming#HBCU#historicallyblackcollegesanduniversities
Since we opened July 2017, we have worked with West Harlem Development Corporation, Harlem Children’s Zone, and Pathways to Graduation on an ongoing basis to train paid-interns who can ultimately be hired to work as Customer Service Representatives at the shop. Carrin is one of our super star employees who we hired this summer from one of these training programs. She is a high school senior and has her collegiate sights set on @spelman_college and @howard1867. @harlemchocolatefactory founder/owner and Spelman Alumna Jessica Spaulding has agreed to speak with her about her experience there as a college student.
We not only believe in making ice cream that you want to share with family and friends, we believe in training and supporting the next generation of young adults to do great things.
Thanks @stephmariehorton for taking this photo!
Voorhees student named HBCU scholar⠀
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Story: DENMARK -- Voorhees College senior D ’Ariel Walker has been named a 2018 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.⠀
The HBCU Competitiveness Scholars is the initiative’s highest student recognition program. As a scholar, Walker recently attended the 2018 National HBCU Week in Washington, D.C.⠀
Walker was nominated by President W. Franklin Evans because of her academic achievement, campus and civic involvement, and entrepreneurial spirit. “Ms. Walker is a well-rounded student who participates in various activities and organizations on campus. She is also a...Read the full story at thetandd.com, link in bio⠀
#thetandd#D 'ArielWalker #VoorheesCollege#HistoricallyBlackCollegesandUniversities#HBCU#NationalHBCUWeek#2018NationalHBCUWeek#2018HBCUCompetitivenessScholar#WhiteHouseHBCUInitiative#WhiteHouseInitiative ⠀
Love meeting people with good energy!
Great meeting today with @cau1988 alum @willimillions who’s doing some great work with the students over in the AUC area!
Oh and I also welcomed him into the Respect HBCUs movement!
#HBCUWeek F. A History of Repression of its students from the 1880s to 1970s (Quest, 2018). In 2018, there are 102 #HistoricallyBlackCollegesandUniversities (Ed,gov, 2018). Please Google for the Federal definition on #HBCU . Each of these schools has their own unique history, however, what unites them according to Quest (2018) are two purposes; to produce a Black political class that would contain Black sharecroppers and domestic servants and a mission of faith-based and self-reliance. Despite producing many noted Black leaders, these schools through its administrators have a history of repressing its student populations from the 1880s to 1970 (Quest, 2018). ENDNOTE. Google. "A Concise History of the Repression of Black Protest at HBCUs."
#BlackPedagogybysrd F. #BlackAgendaReport
Several of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities are getting a nice boost from the National Park Service to preserve buildings and sites on their campuses, Diverse Issues in Higher Education reported.
The federal agency for years has been dipping its hands into commemorating places important to Black American culture—the former Washington, D.C., home of late historian Carter G. Woodson to name one, and the rural Maryland community where Harriett Tubman is believed to have been born to name another.
Now, the NPS is awarding $8.6 million in grants for preservation projects at 18 HBCUs, including Howard University, Delaware State University, Saint Augustine University, Clark Atlanta University and Hampton University. #hbcu#historicallyblackcollegesanduniversities#nationparkservice#grants#staywoke