First Lady Michelle Obama drew a record crowd for Jackson State’s Spring 2016 commencement, where she implored graduates to overcome adversity and discrimination by rising “above the fray.”
From HBCU Battle of the Bands to Homecoming: HBCU Events
One of the best things about HBCUs is their thriving social life – from the HBCU battle of the bands to the HBCU homecoming series. These vibrant schools are as full of exciting social experiences as they are of academia and history. Let HBCU Lifestyle be your guide to finding the most exciting upcoming HBCU events surrounding your alma mater.
HBCU events have become some of the most celebrated of all college events across the spectrum. Even non-alumni look forward to Atlanta’s HBCU Battle of the Bands and the crowning of HBCU homecoming queens. We offer coverage of it all! But we also know HBCU events extend beyond the party scene to encompass each school’s surrounding community. Events such as Spelman’s Women of Color Conference or Tuskegee’s year-long celebration of George Washington Carver capture the spirit of community that has been at the heart of HBCUs since they were founded.
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From executives to political figures, these Spring 2016 HBCU commencement speakers are internationally recognized, leaders. Take a look at the sample of this year’s lineup.
A packed studio audience filled with the HBCU’s best and brightest students, alumni, volunteers, fans and Honda associates collectively held their breath as Florida A&M clinched the title over runner-up Chicago State University.
The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University will kick off its celebration of National Social Work Month this March when it hosts a special lecture and book signing on March 1 by Dr. Larry E. Davis, a nationally known social work scholar, who penned a 2015 book that features essays […]
125 Years of history in the making… and counting A Historic Milestone During the month of March, Elizabeth City State University will begin a year-long celebration recognizing 125 years of academic excellence. ECSU invites you to join us at the many events and activities we have planned. This anniversary is an opportunity for us to […]
Florida A&M University hosted their eighth Annual Spring Literary Forum in Lee Hall Auditorium on Feb. 24-25. The University welcomed generations of black women activists, themed “Afra-Retroism: African-American Women and the American South.” Amongst the women was Bree Newsome, who is praised for removing the Confederate flag by climbing the flagpole on Statehouse grounds in […]
Bennett College celebrates its 90th anniversary this year as a women’s college and has a series of events scheduled to mark the milestone. “Here at Bennett College we develop young women into future teachers, scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs, social workers, and the list goes on-because we go on,” said Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall. “As we […]
A near capacity crowd rocked the Georgia Dome at the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase. The annual marching band event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provided eight top marching bands with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a dynamic performance on a national stage, while earning grants and positive attention […]