Tag Archives: HBCU

Morehouse Athletes accused of rape

Morehouse is a renoun historically black college with a proud tradition. Today several Morehouse men have been accused of rape. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/morehouse-athletes-accused-rape-case/nXdFJ/

6th Annual HBCU Career Development Marketplace Benefiting the Upper Classmen of 10 National Historically Black Colleges & Universities

(January 25, 2013 – Washington, DC) The HBCU Career Development Marketplace announces the 6th Annual conference, which will be held at the National Housing Center in our nation’s capitol.
WHERE:
The National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington D.C.
WHEN:
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 2:00pm Welcome Speaker, 3:00 pm Welcome Reception
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:00am Career Development Marketplace, 5:00 pm Closing Ceremony
WHAT:
The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Career Development Marketplace is a one-of-a-kind conference that brings students from the nation’s HBCU’s to the Washington, D.C. to mix with prominent HBCU alumni, meet prospective employers, and attend workshops about life in corporate America. Now in its 6th year, the HBCU Career Development Marketplace is actively preparing the minority leaders of tomorrow.
WHY:
This event benefits the upper classmen of Historically Black Colleges & Universities to provide minority students a glimpse into the world of corporate America, as well as the tools to succeed after graduation. The HBCU Career Development Marketplace is a nonprofit organization that is advancing the leaders of tomorrow – by offering workshops, dynamic speakers, and access to employers committed to recruiting the best diverse candidates. The HBCU Career Development Marketplace provides students an opportunity to network with prospective employers as well ass an opportunity to make a difference in their respective communities.
WHO:
Speakers: Dr. Darryl Scriven, Mayor William D. Euille, Harry Black and Harrine Freeman, Shene Commodore, and Ludwig Gaines. Event Founder: Tariq Shane.
WWW: To see photos and get information from past events go to http://hbcucareermarket.com
RSVP:
Event Contact: Marisa Judge at mjudge@asballiance.com
or (301) 596-6031, ext. 160.
PRESS: Media inquiries contact Hillary Beulah at hbeulah@hbcucareermarket.com or (301) 596-6031, ext. 180.

About the HBCU Career Development Marketplace:
The Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Career Development Marketplace was founded in 2001. Created by Tariq Shane as a one-of-a-kind experience for HBCU students that would simultaneously give back to the community that gave him his early foundation and dedication.

It is the mission of the HBCU Career Development Marketplace to inform and educate HBCU graduates about corporate America as they enter in to the workforce. An inspirational event that is enhanced through the involvement of prominent HBCU alumni, the conference provides students a series of workshops, meetings, and networking opportunities where they can gain solid skills and first-hand knowledge about beginning their careers.

The HBCU Career Development Marketplace has aided in the goal of shaping the leaders of tomorrow for the past six years. The conference has currently hosted over 1,000 HBCU graduates, and given its attendees the tools to be smarter and stronger as they build their path to career excellence. For more information, visit http://hbcucareermarket.com

Did Jackson State University football players kill an innocent student?

“The mother of slain Jackson State University freshman Nolan Henderson is speaking out on the weekend murder of her son, saying that students present at the party allege that members of the Jackson State football team attacked him prior to the shooting.” She is also accusing the school of a cover up. Watch the link for more details.

http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2012/mar/26/mom-blames-jsu-football-team-sons-death-ar-3486370/

Grey’s Anatomy Ellen Pompeo Says we don’t need the NAACP Awards, is she right?

This morning the ladies of The View tackled interracial relationships. The conversation was sparked by a remark Jill Scott made to Essence.com. Scott said when she sees an interracial couple she winces inside. The ladies said she had a right to her opinion, but Whoopi Goldberg took particular offense to the comment. Sherri Sheppard contended that white women had been so revered for so long that brothers almost feel like they have achieved something when they are involved with a white woman. Sheppard basically said this goes back to slavery. Goldberg said this is 100 years after slavery and we needed to get over it. The conversation took another turn when Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy who is married to a black man entered the discussion. Pompeo said there is too much separation of the races. She asked why do we have the NAACP awards and she went on to question the need for black colleges. At that point Sheppard said we do need black colleges and she steered her to another topic. So tell me what you think. Should there be NAACP awards or does it promote separatism? Do we still need black colleges?

http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/12/ellen-pompeo-questions-the-need-for-the-naacp-awards-video/?a_dgi

Lincoln University Says No Degree for the Overweight if they Don’t Take A Fitness Course…Is this Right?

“According to cbs3.com, Lincoln University, an HBCU in Pennsylvania, has mandated a fitness course for overweight students in an effort to impact the soaring rates of obesity and diabetes in the African-American community. The mandate requires students to get tested for their BMI. Those in the obese range will be required to take the course that involves walking, weight training, aerobics and other physical activities.”  Is this good news? Is overweight the only problem on campus? What about the drug users are they too going to be outed? Obesity is definately not the only problem on campus, but it is one of the most visible. Will the fitness teachers identify the students that should have their BMI tested? Is this an invasion of privacy. What if the overweight condition has an emotional component? Will there be any therapy involved or will this just be boot camp? Lose weight or else? This is dangerous territory. Will they have the overweight teachers exercising too? There might be good intentions here, but there is something wrong with this approach.