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Spelman College Creates First-Ever Queer Studies Chair at An HBCU With $2 Million Donation From Billionaire Jon Stryker

Image: Shutterstock As the global leader of the liberal arts education of black women, Spelman College is keen on its tremendous responsibility to educate and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators. To that end, in a press release provided to The Root, the historically black college announced a matching gift of up to […]

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8 Reflections on SpelHouse’s Blessed and Highly Favored 2019 Homecoming

This past weekend in the capital of African America—Atlanta—a gathering of Black Excellence took place on hallowed grounds in the city’s West End neighborhood. SpelHouse, the famed and noble portmanteau of two of Black America’s most illustrious and storied institutions—Morehouse College and Spelman College—celebrated its annual homecoming. For those of us who come every year […]

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Dear God, It’s Me, Panama (Again). I See Rain in the Forecast for Spelhouse Homecoming This Weekend (Again). Let’s Talk (Again)

Dear God, What’s up, Big Homie—is it okay if I refer to you as such? I have no idea if the pronouns conversation has made it into religion yet, though I’m pretty sure it’s coming. I think for simplicity’s sake, I’ll stick with convention and you can correct me in the comments. Advertisement Again, what […]

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Looking for an Unconventional Way to Give Back to Your Alma Mater? Take The Homecoming Challenge

At my daughter’s elementary school, they have a pretty cool program that has the potential to pay dividends far down the road. When you get to fifth grade, you are paired with a kindergarten buddy, and every few days during your fifth-grade year, you and your buddy get to hang out and do projects together. […]

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8 Very Black Reasons to Check Out Raising Dion on Netflix

Photo: Roger Kisby (Getty Images for Netflix) Netflix’s original series, Raising Dion, dropped on Friday, October 4, and became my newest binge. I watched all nine episodes over the weekend and now I feel like talking about it. While watching, I made some observations that I’ve turned into very black reasons to check out the […]

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Already an Awesome HBCU, Spelman College Receives Funding for STEM Center; Becomes Awesomer

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for 20th Century Fox) Spelman College, the all-women historically black college located in Atlanta, was recently ranked as the best historically black college or university (HBCU) by U.S. News & World Report. Well, it looks like that train of black excellence will not be slowing down any time soon. The […]

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Joan Johnson, Who Co-Founded Johnson Products and Thus Co-Helped Us Live Our Best Black Lives, Has Died at 89

Screenshot: YouTube Universal blackness suffered a tremendous loss last week when Joan Johnson—who along with husband, George Johnson, founded Johnson Products—passed away at age 89. Johnson Products, which brought to us such omnipresent hair products as Afro Sheen, Ultra Sheen and Gentle Treatment, could (and actually, probably, still can) literally be found in black bathrooms, […]

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4 Students Shot at Block Party at Atlanta University Center Library

Screenshot: WSB-TV On Tuesday night, four students suffered injuries during a shooting outside of an Atlanta University Center library. WSB-TV reports that the shooting occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of James P. Brawley Drive and Beckwith Street during a block party celebrating the first day of class. Students from Clark Atlanta University, […]

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9 Thoughts About the New Podcast, Freaknik: A Discourse on a Paradise Lost

Graphic: Freaknik: A Discourse on a Paradise Lost (Mass Appeal/Endeavor) I listen to a lot of podcasts nowadays, the vast majority centered around true-crime, the NBA or history. I spend a lot of time searching for podcasts that tickle my fancy, though. My fancy is most frequently tickled by discussions about hip-hop, black cinema or […]

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Tastemaker: Through the Iconoclast Dinner Experience, Lezli Levene Harvell Gives the Gift of a Spelman Education

Iconoclast Dinner Experience Creator and Curator, Dr. Lezli Levene HarvellPhoto: Huge Galdones (Iconoclast Dinner Experience) The Iconoclast Dinner Experience, Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell’s annual series of highly curated culinary events, is becoming well-known for championing the talents and visibility of some of our most exciting chefs of color. But after the last drinks are poured […]

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Meet Sydney Wilson, the 14-Year-Old Who Just Became the Youngest Student to Attend Spelman College

Sydney WilsonScreenshot: WFLA Video After conquering high school and leaving straight A’s in her wake, Atlanta native Sydney Wilson will be taking the next step in her academic journey by attending Spelman College in the fall. Did I mention she’s only 14 years old? WREG Memphis reports that the rumors are true: she’ll be graduating […]

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