Howard University

HU’s Afro-Blue definitely represented on Monday night’s “The Sing-Off.” This talented group is a fun-loving Jazz/Pop a cappella ensemble. The group has been singing together since 2009. The group sang “Put Your Records On.” The harmonies appeared effortless and choreography flawless. The group is composed of students Eliza Berkon, Reggie Bowens, Trenton Cokley, Christie Dashiell, […]

Howard University is taking individuals on a ride through the pages of American Legacy Magazine. The quarterly, which chronicles African-American history, will unveil an 18-wheel mobile museum of Black history. The exhibition is across from the Howard University bookstore and features photos, stories, artifacts, memorabilia and interactive learning stations that celebrate the story of Blacks […]

  James A.Bland,writer of 600 songs including “Carrying Me Back to Old Virginny,” Virginia’s state song of 1940,died May,5,1911. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ James Bland was born on October 22, 1854, in Flushing, Long Island, New York, to Allen M. Bland and Lidia Ann (Cromwell) Bland, one of 12 children. Allen Bland was one of the first black […]

WASHINGTON D.C. Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta has celebrated its 98th Founder’s Day. Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 at Howard University by 22 female students. Delta Sigma Theta has a history of political activism dating since the women’s suffrage movement when they marched in the 1918 Women Suffrage March in Washington D.C. The […]

PITTSBURGH — As a scholar, poet and abolitionist, George B. Vashon broke barriers in the 1800s: he was the first black to graduate from Oberlin College, the first black lawyer in New York state and the first black professor at Howard University.