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HBCU Alum becomes first African American chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court

Governor Deval Patrick announced this morning that he is nominating veteran Justice Roderick L. Ireland to be chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court, according to a source briefed on the nomination.

Ireland would be the first African-American chief justice of the state’s highest court. A Springfield native, the 64-year-old Ireland had already broken new ground as the first black justice to serve on the court when he was appointed in 1997.

Ireland, who was nominated originally to the court by former Republican Governor William F. Weld, is the most senior member on the bench of the oldest appellate court in the Western Hemisphere.

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Photos from Delaware State University Homecoming 2010


My visit back home for DSU Homecoming October 16, 2010 was monumental on all sorts of levels. It’s always feels good to go back and be in the company of old friends and classmates and catch up on all the latest news and of course have fun in the process!

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Photos From The Magic City Classic 2010

Saturday October 30th
Birmingham, AL

We hit the road this past weekend again. Half of the team went to DC to celebrate Howard Homecoming and the rest of us traveled to Birmingham to attend the 69th Annual Magic City Classic. Hosted by Wendy Williams and brought to you by Coca Cola, the Classic packed Legion Field and the streets of downtown Birmingham for miles. Just driving in, you could smell the BBQs, hear the music and the laughter of the fans and residents of Birmingham.

Alabama A & M University had won the game for the past 5 years but got off to a rough start this year. ASU ended up winning this game 41 – 10 and although the AAMU fans were disappointed, they still cheered, stood and danced for the Marching Maroon & White as they did their “Death March”.

See you next year!

-Roundup Russy

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16-year-old scholar turns down Ivy League schools for FAMU

Florida A&M University (FAMU) freshman, Ralph Jones Jr., a 16 year old from Atlanta, Ga. turned down offers to Howard University, Fort Valley State University and Morehouse College to attend FAMU. In addition to these institutions, he also turned down prominent Ivy League institutions such as Harvard University to become a Rattler.

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Roland Martin comments on the relevance of HBCU’s in the current economy



One of the biggest problems with HBCU’s is that graduates do not give back at all to their university and if they do give back it is in extremely small amounts. When you look at some of the larger institutions… their alumni base is strong.

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Three HBCU medical schools out-ranked Ivy Leaguers

Howard University, Morehouse College, and Meharry Medical School topped a recent national study for having a strong social mission as part of its medical teachings.

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities institutions out-ranked Yale, Harvard, and Stanford Universities in graduating physicians who practice primary care and work in underserved areas, and recruiting and graduating young, minority physicians, The Social Mission of Medication Education: Ranking the Schools, revealed.

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21 HBCU students take trip of a lifetime to South Africa

The students are winners of the Coca-Cola “Open Happiness Tour,” a video contest that sought creative and inspirational answers to the question: How does the Coca-Cola RAIN program inspire you? As part of a multifaceted sponsorship program inspired by the first FIFA World Cup(TM) being held in Africa, Coca-Cola is inviting consumers to join its football-themed, global Coca-Cola RAIN “Water for Schools” initiative to help provide safe drinking water for schoolchildren in Africa and around the world.

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Malcolm X’s view on HBCU’s

A short clip from an appearance by Malcolm X on a television show in Chicago called “City Desk” on March 17, 1963.