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How One Black College Survived The Leap From Division II To Division I And Back Again

The once-proud athletic department at Winston-Salem State tried to compete in big-time (and big-money) college sports — a rarity for an HBCU. When that backfired, the school returned to its roots and its former glory.

Another Round, Episode 31: You Gon' Get This Blackness

On this week's episode: Tracy's Joke Time, a dispatch from Morehouse and Spelman's homecoming, and a conversation about HBCUs, media diversity, and Garden Twitter with Shani Hilton.

Are Republicans Failing Their Black College Faithful?

Republicans who went to black colleges are an invaluable resource to the party. But College Republican National Committee rules make it extremely difficult for students at HBCUs to maintain official membership just when the GOP needs them most.

Black Colleges Are Going Online, Following Their Students And The Money

With online for-profit schools leading a boom in black college enrollment, historically black colleges are learning, cautiously, from the model.

How Sandra Bland's Historically Black College Town Is — And Isn't — Remembering Her

In the wake of Sandra Bland's arrest and subsequent death this summer, a small group of dedicated friends and supporters banded together in a quest to bring her justice. But why haven't most students at Prairie View A&M — Bland's historically black alma mater — been quick to join their cause?

What Happens When You Don’t Want To Be A Man At An All-Male HBCU

At Morehouse, the historically black, all-male liberal arts college in Atlanta, some students challenge both the gender binary and harmful stereotypes about black homophobia.

9 Super-Cool Photos Capture HBCU Homecoming Style

We sent Wayne Lawrence to the Spelman-Morehouse Homecoming and he found some awesome street styles.

I Forgot To Find My Husband At A Black University

I was told to find the love of my life at Howard. At the time, I barely liked myself.

We Asked 20 People Why They Went To Black Colleges

"When I finished high school there was no Civil Rights Bill. I wanted to go where I could learn more about myself and my people."

10 Men From Morehouse Who Will Give You Future Son And Bae Goals

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." —Martin Luther King Jr; Morehouse College, Class of 1948

15 Reasons Papa Pope Would Be The Perfect Professor At A Black College

“You have to be twice as good as them to get half of what they have.”

Share Your HBCU Family Photos!

Did you and your family members attend the same HBCU(s)? Share your photos here.

9 Sweet Stories Of Roommates Who Became Best Friends

"There is a Nikki Giovanni poem that reminds me of her: I will never miss you because of what we do / but what we are together."

19 People Every Student At A Black College Will Recognize

Who knew Mixtape Dude would actually become a famous rapper?

A Day At The Nation's Football Classic, Where Marching Bands Outshine Players

This year's match rejuvenated a long-running rivalry between Howard and Hampton.

Why These Celebrities Chose Historically Black Colleges

Lionel Richie, Diddy, Mo'Nique, Spike Lee, and more tell BuzzFeed about their experiences at historically black colleges and universities.

Hacking The Pipeline: How Black Colleges Are Taking Tech's Diversity Issue Into Their Own Hands

While the big tech companies release diversity reports, students and mentors at HBCUs are coding their own future.

How One Student's Death Might Change The Understanding Of Violent Hazing At HBCUs

For decades, both scholars and students have wondered how to stop violent hazing, but that research has ignored HBCUs. A tragic death at Florida A&M University might help push that research forward.

17 Times Pop Culture Gave A Nod To Black Colleges

Music, movies, and your favorite television shows.

20 Vintage Photos That Capture Black College Student Life In The 1940s

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." —Nelson Mandela

13 Reasons Malia Obama Needs To Attend An HBCU

Make a rule, do it at a black school. (h/t: National Journal)

40 Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Attended Black Colleges

Some of entertainments biggest names are HBCU alum.

18 Photos Show The Aggies Had The Greatest Homecoming Ever

Benjamin Robinson is a North Carolina A&T grad (class of 2009) who went back for homecoming for us. The Aggies won the game and partied hard...here's what happened

The Rise, Fall, And Improbable Comeback Of Morris Brown College

The embattled, groundbreaking Atlanta college — one of the few HBCUs with black founders — is hoping to go from cautionary tale to redemption story.

Which "A Different World" Character Are You?

Finally a quiz to prove if you're the Whitley, Freddie, Dwayne, Ron, Kim, or Denise of your crew.

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