Those We Touch

Those We Touch By Edd J. Hayes As a designated “hoops dad,” I found myself chauffeuring my teenage daughter and a few of her friends to games and practices. They became like my own and I would constantly be in their heads…talking basketball and the importance of making good grades, and the value of looking […]

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The Homecoming

In the 1970s-80s, a renewed enthusiasm surrounding Black College sports- particularly football, men and women basketball, track and field (men and women)- was riding a wave of interest, thanks to publications like the Pittsburgh Courier, Sheridan Sports, Black College Sports Reports and Black Sports World.

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A Time Line

A Time Line By Edd J. Hayes In 1947, Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson, president of Howard University, stood before a House Labor Department Federal Appropriations subcommittee and extolled the fact that 17 Land-Grant Colleges were being underfunded with small allotments which were crippling the predominately black colleges and universities in their efforts to grow and prepare

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Resurrecting HBCUs

Resurrecting HBCUs “Understanding history makes the present more explicable in terms of where we started from and how we got to this point” The general population is so media-driven that they jump on the bandwagon without getting behind the facts. There’s growing debate about the “State of HBCUs”…and none of our highly respected media icons

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