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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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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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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Marching 100 a Point of Emphasis in Tennessee State-FAMU Football Negotiations

The Tallahassee Democrat today reports on intensifying negotiations between the presidents at Tennessee State University and Florida A&M University, with the FAMU Marching 100 at the center of their talks on current and future plans for the 70-year-old football rivalry.
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Edward Waters Opens Police Substation, Criminal Justice Learning Lab

Edward Waters College this semester will debut its Center for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, a facility that will double as a substation for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
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FAMU Alumni Emerging as Model for HBCU Engagement

Over the last two months, the FAMU 220 Quarterback Club has been a trending topic in Tallahassee and throughout Florida. FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Athletic Director Kellen Winslow Sr., and former president Frederick Humphries have been among the groups distinguished guest in recent weeks, with all meetings resulting in extensive local coverage for the university and its athletic agenda.

And that’s the way it should be for all HBCU alumni; we all should do something that gives us enough clout to be heard. And by heard, not just audience with a university president, but boards of trustees, corporations, legislators, and other influential groups which have something to gain from hearing and supporting our interests.
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Bethune-Cookman Alum Nick Collins Retires from NFL

Former Bethune-Cookman College (now university) standout Nick Collins today announced his retirement from the NFL. The Wildcat ends his 11-year NFL career with three Pro Bowl selections, and a 2010 Super Bowl victory with the Green Bay Packers, the team that drafted him in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft.
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