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Biz Markie: We lost more than ‘Just a friend’

By Karol Scott On July 16, 2021, the music and entertainment industry, fans and family paused to mourn Biz Markie. He was born as Marcel Theo Hall in Harlem, New York in 1964. Biz Markie made his way into the music industry as a rapper.

Lonnie Johnson honored at 42nd Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon

The Atlanta Business League (ABL) held their 42nd Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon, honoring leaders of businesses demonstrating great qualities of leadership and innovative discoveries in their fields. Among those honored was Tuskegee graduate Dr. Lonnie Johnson.  Johnson received the TrailBlazer Award from the ABL for

HBCUs send 5 athletes to the Olympic Games for Track and Field

Photo courtesy of North Carolina A&T Athletics The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Trials for Track and Field were held this past weekend where we saw HBCUs and African American athletes having incredible success, sending several athletes to the 2021 Olympic Games.  Representing North Carolina A&T, Randolph

Level UP: A creative summer experience

By Alexandra Wilson The Coronavirus pandemic changed the game for many school-age students. One minute, they were roaming the halls laughing with friends and the next, confined to their homes with nowhere to go. It has been a rough year, and teenagers are looking forward

HBCU graduate Terrence J. produces an Oscar-winning short film

By Chance Meeting Two Distant Strangers is a short film that expertly utilizes the Groundhog Day time-loop trope to evoke the tired cycle of racism that modern-day America seems to be stuck in, and the confusion and anguish that Black America feels like the victim of the

North Carolina A&T alumni Terrence Jenkins wins Oscar Award

North Carolina A&T alumnus Terrence Jenkins, also known as Terrance J, won an Oscar as an Executive Producer for the Netflix film Two Distant Strangers.  Jenkins produced the film alongside NBA Superstar Kevin Durant, and actor Jesse Williams. The film was written and directed by

Ruth E. Carter receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HBCU Graduates are in so many influential positions that we may not deem as important. A lot of these positions are responsible for bringing us some very memorable moments and it is an amazing sight to see when they receive proper recognition for their work.