Louisiana HBCU becomes second school to cancel UN Ambassador’s address amid Gaza protests

Louisiana Xavier University, an HBCU in New Orleans, became the second school to cancel a speech by United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield amid student protests in Gaza. The university reversed course on its selection of commencement speaker after pressure from students and the community over Thomas Greenfield’s voting record at the United Nations. University President […]

Florida A&M and Howard face off in HBCU National Championship

The 2023 edition of the Celebration Bowl featured a matchup between two historically black universities: Florida A&M and Howard University. This year marks the ninth year of the game, which is billed as the HBCU College Football National Championship. This was also the first time either soccer team advanced to the championship. In a thrilling […]

Virginia State University will be first HBCU to host a presidential election debate

Virginia State University (VSU) is one of the schools scheduled to host the 2024 General Election Presidential Debate, making it the first historically black college or university (HBCU) to host the General Election White House Debate. Selected by the organizer. “We are honored and grateful to have been chosen to host the 2024 Presidential Debate,” […]

Leilani Armenta becomes first woman to score in HBCU game

On Saturday, another woman made college football history. Jackson State freshman kicker Leilani Armenta added three points in the Tigers’ 40-14 road win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday, becoming the first woman to score in an FCS HBCU game. . The 5-foot-7 Armenta, who also plays football for Jackson State University, made history in the […]

Neal Biggers, Reagan-appointed judge in key school prayer, HBCU cases, dead at 88

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Neil Brooks Biggers Jr., the longtime federal district judge in Mississippi who handed down landmark rulings on prayer in public schools and funding for historically black colleges and universities. Ta. Mr Biggers died on October 15th at his home in Oxford. He was 88 years old. The service […]