Source: Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune & Guardian News and Media In 1970, the American poet and jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron, who has died aged 62 after returning from a trip to Europe, recorded a track that has come to be seen as a crucial forerunner of rap. To many it made him the “godfather” of […]
HBCU Alumni Spotlight: Highlighting Successful Black College Graduates
Your life as an HBCU student doesn’t end when you graduate! That’s why we’ve created an HBCU alumni spotlight to showcase what some of the most talented HBCU alumni are up to after they walk the stage.
Gone are the days when black college graduates were disconnected after graduation. Now black collegiates are everywhere,, making strides across a variety of fields – and HBCU Lifestyle is here to highlight them. Find inspiration in the story of Florida A&M graduate-turned-filmmaker Akil DuPont or draw motivation from the long (and growing) list of HBCU alumni who went on to be renowned black poets.
Check our showcase of HBCU alumni often – one day maybe you too will join our list of black professionals!
What’s the difference between a musical and a story told through song? Akil DuPont, director of the short film “Underground,” would say a musical would net a few raised eyebrows. A story told through song, however, could reel in two Student Emmy Awards. “Every filmmaker hopes their film will do well,” DuPont said. “That’s always […]
Middle school social studies teacher Craig Jelks says Charleston Mayor Joe Riley has done a great job, ‘and he deserves retirement.’ That’s one big reason why Jelks, 29, has decided to enter the race. ‘I’m about the same age Riley was when he was first elected,’ Jelks said Monday. ‘I think having the same mayor […]
Mansfield native Marco Holt says participating in one of Oprah Winfrey’s final shows was awe-inspiring. Marco is one of the 300 Oprah scholars who walked the stage, holding a lit candle, saying “thank you” to Winfrey for what she did many years ago for the graduates. Marco received an Oprah Scholarship, which according to him, […]
Source: North Carolina Central University Arenda L. Wright Allen, a 1985 graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Nominated to the bench by President Barack Obama late last year, Wright Allen was confirmed […]
Entry #24, December 8, 2010 Article from The Omnidan: Former Howard University track athlete David Oliver was honored Saturday (Dec. 4) with the Jesse Owens Award as the Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The award is presented annually to the top male and female track and field athlete by the USA Track […]
Entry #19, December 2, 2010 Article from HBCU Digest: Aerial Ellis is a fast-rising personality in the public relations industry, having lent her marketing and publicity expertise to non-profit, entertainment and fashion entities around the nation. The alumnae of Tennessee State University and Chief PR Consultant for Urbane Imagery recently took time to discuss PR […]
Entry #18, December 1, 2010 Article from DesMoines Register: What I do: As project director I am responsible for the outreach, admissions and career placement components of the Job Corps program for the State of Iowa. Job Corps is a nationwide job and employability training program for young people ages 16-24, funded by the federal […]