This week on Historically Black Friday – The Yin and the Yang

This week on Historically-Black Friday we ordered and received our order of pecan pralines, from Rose Mary’s Pralines. The Yin. I’m not a huge candy guy. I think the only time I’ve ever had pralines was in ice cream. But with Valentine’s Day approaching and having read the history of the recipe and seeing the […]

Urban Fiction Receives a Gem with A.D. Wright’s release of “I Live: A novel without Heroes”

I Live: A novel without heroes has the natural allure of sex, love and violence, as found in most mainstream urban fiction novels, but with a subtle twist. Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, the story begins with a young man in transition, both figuratively and literally, returning to his old neighborhood after spending […]

[Black History] A Brief History of Hampton University

“The thing to be done was clear: to train selected Negro youth who should go out and teach and lead their people first by example, by getting land and homes; to give them not a dollar that they could earn for themselves; to teach respect for labor, to replace stupid drudgery with skilled hands, and in this way to build up an industrial system for the sake not only of self-support and intelligent labor, but also for the sake of character.”

Hampton University Proton therapy center treats its first pediatric patient

Reagyn, now age 10, was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma, a type of central nervous system tumor, in 2005. After treatment her mother commented, “She’s doing great. She hasn’t had any of the other symptoms. You can look at her and not even know she has it.”

HU President Dr. William R. Harvey Responds to WSJ Article Criticizing HBCUs

learly, historically black colleges and universities do not need “a makeover” or “a new mission”. What is needed are major publications, such as the Wall Street Journal to conduct solid and sincere research so it can better appreciate the value and contributions HBCUs make.