June is Black Music Month in the United States – even though we should celebrate Black Music Month every day because of its profound influence on American culture. In his useful study Lift Every Voice: The History of African American Music (2009), Burton W. Peretti wrote, “African American music is one of the treasures of […]
Alumni Giving: Even when not Asked, Should You Still Give?
Over the past few years, HBCU alumni have been asked to participate in many surveys related to giving back to their alma mater and consistently their number one reason for not giving back is not being asked. Some may not agree with this logic, but I understand their reasoning, as I did not start giving […]
McDonald’s Flavor Battle: FAMU’s Own DJ R-Tistic Wins 2014 Title
Florida A&M University graduate Ronald Turner II (DJ R-Tistic) took home the $10,000 grand prize and major bragging rights during the 2014 McDonald’s Flavor Battle finale event. The Los Angeles native represented the Bacon Habanero Ranch Quarter Pounder* and used his best mix to beat out DJ Niena Drake of Chicago and DJ Erika B […]
Five Famous Black Poets Who Attended HBCUs
During this month of February, the nation once again celebrates Black History Month and remembers the achievements of black men and women who made their marks in history. Let us take a look at five famous black poets who are HBCU alumni, and contributed to the awareness of Black culture in America through their poems. […]