July 13, 2020

With the highly touted 5 Star Basketball Recruit Makur Maker’s decision to verbally commit to Howard University taking the sports world by storm and HBCU Media and followers doing the proverbial fist pump, cooler heads have had time to really analyze what this actually means.  For those of us who have always believed in the mission and the contribution of HBCUs, this has always been something that we have envisioned, especiall...

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah State University’s return to Division II is virtually complete as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has granted Savannah State full membership.

In a press release distributed Friday, the NCAA states, “Savannah State will become the newest member of Division II beginning September 1. The Division II Membership Committee made the decision earlier this week in a videoconference after Sava...

July 9, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After thorough analysis the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), in conjunction with its Athletic Directors Association (ADA), has voted that NCAA sport competition sponsored by the conference will not occur during the fall of 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns associated with COVID-19.

The decision is informed by the reality that several CIAA member schools are loca...

July 9, 2020

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. This decision was primarily predicated on the overarching concern shared by all SIAC member institutions with regard to the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, students, staff, fans and other campus stakeholders. When the initial...

June 7, 2020

Well now that the dust has settled on Florida A&M moving to the SWAC, in 2021 there will only be seven football playing schools left in the MEAC which could signal the beginning of the end for the conference.  A great deal of prominent HBCU minds on Twitter talked about the possibilities of what the remaining schools could do, which quite frankly for me sparked the motivation behind writing this piece.  Those that love and car...

June 4, 2020

The Florida A&M Board of Trustees voted 5-0 to leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and join the Southwestern Atlantic (SWAC).  FAMU will likely start SWAC play in 2021 but will likely have to pay an exit fee to the MEAC and can be subject to playing out the conference schedule for four years, however with the exit of Hampton two years ago, most other MEAC schools did not want to play them once it was known they we...

June 4, 2020

Sports teams always admire talent on opposing teams and coaches love to acquire this talent when it has a way of beating them, especially in close late-season contests. Fort Valley State head football coach Maurice Flowers bolstered the Wildcats special teams with the signing of transfer kicker Andre Labat joining the 2020 team.

Playing in his first season at St. Augustine’s University last fall, Labat almost single-handedly de...

May 23, 2020

In a meeting with Black Michigan leaders on Thursday, President Donald Trump spoke about possibilities of what would bring more value to Michigan, specifically Detroit. One idea brainstormed between the president and a legislator has ignited a rousing conversation on social media.

The controversy surrounds Michigan Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, and her interest in bringing a new historically black college to her city. In foot...

May 18, 2020

The senior from Downey, Calif., was one of 60 presenters selected for the National Council on Undergraduate Research's 24th annual Posters on the Hill event, originally scheduled for Washington, DC on April 20-21.

May 16, 2020

Former President Barack Obama is back in the spotlight after taking a rare public swipe at President Trump tonight.

While giving the commencement speech for the 2020 graduates of historically black colleges and universities, the former president said that a lot of the current leaders "aren't even pretending to be in charge." Obama noted that graduating in the middle of what he called a "devastating pandemic and terrible recess...

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