Interning with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities


This summer I was afforded the opportunity to intern with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU). The WHI-HBCU was established in 1980 under Executive Order 12232 signed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter “…to overcome the effects of discriminatory treatment and to strengthen and expand the capacity of historically black colleges and … Continue reading Interning with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

GRAND OPENING of the Center for Minority Serving Institutions


Students from underrepresented populations face mounting barriers in obtaining access and completing postsecondary education. While myriad factors such as class and geographical environment certainly affect educational opportunities, the study of race and ethnicity remains vital to combating racial inequalities in higher education. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and … Continue reading GRAND OPENING of the Center for Minority Serving Institutions

Now Presenting: The Hamptonian Collection


Just in time for homecoming season, fellow Hamptonians Themba Nelson and Matthew Moses are pleased to announce the offficial launch of The Hamptonian Collection. Dig the scoop below: Hampton University has recently approved a new apparel line. The Hamptonian Collection, while in its infancy, embraces Hampton’s traditions and employs many designs that will reflect the school’s smaller … Continue reading Now Presenting: The Hamptonian Collection

Heart and Soul of the Movement: Influence of Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the Civil Rights Movement


Two nights after peacefully demonstrating for the right to bowl in a segregated Orangeburg, S.C. bowling alley, Robert Lee Davis lay on the blood-filled campus infirmary grasping for life.  Years later he recalled, “The sky lit up.  Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! And students were hollering, yelling and running. I went into a slope near … Continue reading Heart and Soul of the Movement: Influence of Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the Civil Rights Movement