Daily HBCU Power Index – Hail Mary

The HBCU Power Index (HPI) is a rundown of the most powerful figures on and around HBCU culture. Filed daily, the HPI provides links and synopsis of influential students, media, executives, legislators, alumni and supporters of HBCUs.
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Alabama A&M Professor Launches Renewable Energy Courses with NSF Grant

AL.com recently profiled Alabama A&M University mechanical engineering Professor Showkat Chowdhury, a recipient of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create new undergraduate courses with a focus on renewable energy.
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HBCU Marching Band Battle – Week 1

Who took the prize for the week’s best HBCU marching band performance? Share your vote and feedback in the comments section, and help to crown weekly winners throughout the 2014-15 Black college football season.
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2014 Black College Football Picks – Week 2

Play along with the HBCU Digest Founding Editor Jarrett Carter Sr. and pick the winners for each week’s slate of black college football games in the comments section of each week’s post.
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WATCH – Jackson State Defeats FAMU With Last-Second Hail Mary

Jackson State University kicked off the 2014 season with a miraculous last second win over Florida A&M University last Saturday, edging the Rattlers 22-17 on a last second Hail Mary pass.
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West Va. State NAACP Chapter Wins National Recruitment Award

The West Virginia State University undergraduate chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is one of the fastest-growing chapters in the country. It’s work to increase membership from six to 40 over the last two years was recognized at the NAACP’s annual convention in Las Vegas last month.
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Digest Five – Top HBCU Alumni Giving Campaigns

Alumni at historically Black colleges and universities nationwide are changing the narrative on philanthropy for their alma maters. Using social media, word of mouth and traditional media coverage, HBCU graduates and advocates are finding new communities of small-to-mid-level donors, and making significant changes in the way we think about financial support for Black colleges.
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