Oprah Winfrey Donates Over $1 Million To Help HBCUs

Oprah Winfrey came to Charlotte to help raise money at a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) event and left an unexpected gift behind — a donation of $1.15 million dollars. Winfrey came to Charlotte to give a talk at the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon this past weekend. The UNCF set a goal […]

Spike Lee Creates Scholarship Fund To Honor Malcolm X

Photo: CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15, 2018: Spike Lee attends the photocall for ‘Blackkklansman’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival Spike Lee graduated from Morehouse College — a Historically Black College (HBCU) — and he’s doing his part to make sure other young people get the same opportunity. Lee, with the help of others, […]

What You Need To Remember Approaching HBCU Homecoming Season

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella  Homecoming at HBCUs means everything — seriously, EVERYthing. If you didn’t attend an HBCU you might not understand that the actual football game is secondary. It’s something like a big family reunion, highlighted by celebrations, concerts and of course, the bands. For the schools, however, it is a […]

Black History Was Made Through Crowdfunding

Soul Food Market will become reality because we will make it so. We are crowdfunding to produce a supermarket filled with Black owned products but this shouldn’t be strange or new to us. Black people have a rich history of crowdfunding and we’ve successfully used it to build many amazing institutions. Crowdfunding is simply us […]

Who Is Robert F. Smith?

By now you know that a Black billionaire spoke at Morehouse’s 2019 graduation ceremony and pledged to pay off the student loan debt of the entire class. His name? Robert Frederick Smith. He is the richest Black person in America — richer than Oprah and Jordan, combined. He largely made his fortune investing in the […]

Jay Z’s Foundation To Take High School Students On HBCU Bus Tour

Jay Z is no stranger to going on tour but this current one is all about Black institutions. The Shawn Carter Foundation has taken 125 high school students from New York and New Jersey on a bus tour of 11 HBCUs. Each of the students have previously been accepted to at least one school and […]