Byron Perkins, a junior defensive back for Hampton University, made history last week as the first HBCU athlete to publicly come out. In an Instagram post, he wrote: “Let it be known that this is not a ‘decision’ or a ‘choice.’ Yes, this is who I am, this is who I’ve been, and this is who I’m going to be.”

Atlanta HBCUs Beef Up Security After Drive-By Shooting During Homecoming

For our cover story, we had the honor of speaking with a talented quartet of individuals across several industries within tech, sports, fashion, and entertainment.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been the epicenters of Black excellence and Black talent for decades.  However, these institutions and their students have been deprived of key opportunities for advancement over the years due to the underlying racial climate in America and a lack of exposure. Yet, corporations like PUMA are looking to […]

College sports are underway, and Nike is ready to hop into the mix. The Swoosh has announced this year’s Yardrunners Class– part of an initiative established in 2020 that Nike says “celebrate the rich heritage, history, and contributions of HBCUs and their alumni on global sport and culture.” What makes the initiative even more meaningful […]

The ESPN morning show is one of the most popular sports talk shows in history and they recently announced that they will travel to Canton, Ohio, for the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic weekend.


The HBCU homecoming experience is one of the most eagerly awaited and celebrated parts of attending an HBCU. When people think of homecoming, images of parties, parades, and football games come to mind, of course. There’s tons of food, music, and dancing. But the richest part of homecoming is all about who comes back home: […]

This marks the sixth time Barkley's donated to an HBCU.

The latest edition of the Poetic Justice Cypher series is in honor of Juneteenth.