Beyonce brings the HBCU Experience to Coachella as the 1st African American women headliner

Beyoncé was not only the first black woman to open Coachella, she also historically kicked off the festival by singing  'Lift Every Voice And Sing,' which is a poem set to music that is also known as the black national anthem. And that was amid a two and a half hour ode to HBCUs, HBCU halftime shows, marching bands, historically black fraternities and sororities, a Destiny's Child reunion, and then a dance-off with sister Solange, a Jay-Z special appearance and a clear artistic history lesson on the ties between modern urban dance and classic jazz dance.

Read More Here: https://www.refinery29.com/2018/04/196442/beyonce-black-culture-coachella-performance

Watch the full performance here: http://www.rap-up.com/2018/04/15/beyonce-coachella-2018-performance/

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YAHOO STYLE: Homecoming's deep meaning at an HBCU: 'Stand confidently in a crowd where you're the majority'

It is officially homecoming season! For most schools, this simply means that alumni travel back to campus to reconnect and attend the big football game. However, at a historically black college and university, homecoming is a week-long celebration that includes everything from high-energy step performances and fashion shows to exuberant parades and tailgates.

Just think of it as New York Fashion Week: college edition.

 

Read More: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/homecomings-deep-meaning-hbcu-stand-confidently-crowd-youre-majority-175250463.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=fb

Cam Newton’s little brother leads Howard over UNLV in biggest upset in college football history

Quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Panthers star Cam Newton, led 45-point underdog Howard University to a 43-40 win at UNLV on Saturday, marking what is believed to be the biggest upset in the history of college football based on the betting line.

Read more here: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/howard-unlv-caylin-newton-betting-line-point-spread-biggest-upset/1rphd5hs398f21a99233xsptyu

Tech News: How These Howard Graduates Are Breaking Tech's Glass Ceiling With On-Demand Haircuts

The HausCall app was created with the quintessential man in mind to provide on-demad barber service right to users' doorsteps . By allowing men the ability to book appointments through their mobile phones with barbers recommended on the HausCall official Stylist Listing, this digital barbershop brings a uniquely luxurious experience to a man's grooming needs. 

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Flashback: Celebration of Pro Football Hall of Famers Who Attended HBCU's

The celebration of the legacy and impact of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and their players continued at this past Super Bowl LI in Houston.

The NFL carried on the tradition of honoring Legends and historic players at the Super Bowl by recognizing Pro Football Hall of Fame players who attended HBCUs, including JERRY RICEMICHAEL STRAHAN and AENEAS WILLIAMS. The celebration culminated with an on-field, pregame ceremony with these players at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

"The NFL acknowledgement of the role of the historic black universities for their contributions to the game is important on three fronts, reminding us of the legacy that led Michael Strahan, myself and 27 others to the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” said Hall of Fame defensive back Aeneas Williams during a pre-Super Bowl event. “The strong values these institutions have for the game and how these colleges today remain a pathway for playing the game as their game for life.”

Read more here: http://www.profootballhof.com/celebration-of-pro-football-hall-of-famers-who-attended-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-at-super-bowl-li/