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HBCU Businesses

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.

Rose Mary's Pralines

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 beautiful photos I had to give them a try. The first word that comes to mind is decadent. They’re on the luxury end of the candy spectrum according to taste, and are absolutely made to be shared.

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Campus Life

Homeless at Howard: An Alumni Discussion

Homeless at Howard

Listen in on this wide reaching conversation between concerned Howard University Alumni, and HBCU advocates: Dr. Maurice Dolberry, Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, and hosted by Be Moore.

The issues addressed reach far into the social implications of the global responses to the issue as well as concerns moving forward.

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Featured News

Editorial: Do we have the wherewithal to respond to injustice?

Memorial In Brooklyn For Recent Victims Of Police Violence, Eric Garner And Michael Brown

By Be Moore

In 1991, Howard University rested squarely in the hood.

Now, the university hasn’t MOVED, but think of the hood as a sort of tide that rises and encompasses areas, and other times recedes, leaving traces like flopping fish on the ground after a tidal wave. We we’re under water.

Along with hood, comes hood fixings. Familiar things that you’ve surely seen before: bad graffiti, low grade food, and trash that rolls like tumbleweeds. Another key element to the hood is an ever present lack of respect for it’s residents.

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Politics

Rand Paul Comes to My Alma Mater: Thanks for Trying…

…no really.  Thanks for trying.

Rand Paul

I do recognize the importance of Rand Paul being the first Republican elected official in decades to speak at Howard University.  And while I think it’s silly at best to call such an effort “courageous”, it does speak to the importance Paul places on reaching out to voters his party has marginalized at about a 90% clip

…or does it?

My African American-born and Howard University-bred skepticism of politicians who want to tell me what my best interests are causes the (admittedly sensitive) wand on my bullshit detector to redline.   That part of me readily recognizes that Senator Paul’s visit to Howard conveniently works well as a way to soften his (Tea) party’s reputation as a political safe-space for White nationalists, White supremacists, and other bigots.  Paul can safely assume those extremists will hold their nose and vote for him, despite the stench of Negro he now has on him.  For those who don’t want to be grounded in that ideological wing of the Republican Party – and those who realize, quite frankly, that now you can’t get elected to the Presidency with just that vote – Paul can play this as a See?-I tried-but-they-just-won’t-listen token appeal to the Black vote.  This plays well with White supremacists who don’t really wanna be so… White supremacist-y.

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Campus Life

Howard University Proposed Campus Plan for New Dorms

Howard University is laying plans to construct 2 new much needed dormitories along the 4th street corridor. Check out the draft of the proposed plan. Housing has been an ongoing issue on the campus over the years, the lack of which has pushed may students to remote locations far from campus.

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Business Campus Life

Google Panel: African Americans, Small Businesses and the Internet

March 30th, 2011 at Howard University Google presents:

Digital Empowerment: African Americans, Small Business and the Internet

How can you use the Internet to promote your small business? What tools can you use to increase your online sales? Join us to learn about free Google tools that can help African American entrepreneurs grow their businesses online. Topics will include:

  • Online Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Cloud Computing
  • And many more!

Where: Howard University School of Business Auditorium
Where: 2600 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059
When: March 30, 2011 3:00 PM

RSVP: Please RSVP Here

Moderator:
Ralph B. Everett, Esq-President and CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Panelists:
Angela Benton, CEO and Founder, Black Web 2.0
Bryndan (Be) Moore, CEO and Founder of Alumni Roundup
Chris Genteel, Business Development Manager for Google’s Global Diversity team
Marcus Evans, Owner, Military Brat Movers, Howard University MBA Student
Bridget Bean, District Director of the Washington Metropolitan District Office for the U.S. Small Business Administration
If you have any questions, please email: googlehowardevent@google.com

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Campus Life

[Flashback] Photos of Barack Obama at Howard University Charter Day



Today, March 2, marks the 144th Anniversary of the Charter which established Howard University. Happy Charter Day Howard. Here are a few shots from your recent birthday party.

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Blogs

[Black History] A Brief History of Howard University

In November 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the concept expanded to include a provision for establishing a University. Within two years, the University consisted of the colleges of Liberal Arts and Medicine. The new institution was named for General Oliver O. Howard, a Civil War hero who was both a founder of the University and, at the same time, commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau.