HBCUbiquity

HBCUbiquity

HBCUbiquity, produced by the Tom Joyner Foundation, is a weekly podcast that offers in-depth, honest and straightforward conversations with administrators, faculty, students, celebrities and experts about the future of HBCUs, fundraising, accreditation, student recruitment and enrollment as well as the accomplishments of faculty who are doing interesting research, student scholars about their current accomplishments and alumni who are making a difference in their communities, and topical trends and issues related to the African-American community.... Show More

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July 23, 2019 32 min

Do you have a favorite piece of artwork on your HBCU campus? Did you know that HBCUs were the only places many famous African American artists could teach and showcase their work? HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. talks to artist Ted Ellis, an internationally acclaimed artist and Dr. Billy Hawkins, president of Talladega College, home of the famous Hale Woodruff “Amistad Murals.” You can find the program on the reVolve... Read more

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What did you think of your HBCU college president and do you know what’s going on at your school now? HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. talks to two “new jack” HBCU presidents who have adopted “out of the box” approaches in leading these HBCUs. Joyner talks to Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr. president of Wiley College, and Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, president of Virginia Union. Joyner Jr. also is the president and CEO of the Tom Jo... Read more

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Do you really know all that the Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. sorority does? HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. talks in depth with Beverly Smith, the current Delta president, who will reveal some details about current and upcoming programs, scholarships and projects.  Joyner Jr. also is the president and CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation. You can find the program on the reVolver Podcast Network or dow... Read more

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July 2, 2019 51 min

Financing a college education is no joke. HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. breaks down what a “529 Plan” is and how you can take advantage of it. His guests in this episode are Judy Cunningham, PR manager for Ohio’s 529 College Savings Plan and Dr. John Rudley, past president of Texas Southern University.  Joyner Jr. also is the president and CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation. You can find the program on... Read more

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June 25, 2019 48 min

What’s going on at HBCUs today? When was the last time you checked in on your alma mater? Are you an active alumnus? Do you know what’s happening with its accreditation? Its endowment? HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. talks to Dr. Roslyn Artis, president of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., who will tell you what’s she’s doing to ensure the college is around for another 150 years. Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, president a... Read more

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June 18, 2019 58 min

Are you a parent of a child or have a loved one preparing to head off to college? Do you have all the information you need to apply for financial aid? Does your college-bound child know what to expect before they head off to campus? Or how to succeed during that first year? HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. talks to Dr. Anika Simone Johnson, an academic counselor at the University of Rochester, who offers several important and p... Read more

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June 11, 2019 42 min

What are the most important issues facing HBCU students today? It’s beyond academic requirements, cost to attend or student loans. Kellie M. Dixon, director of student affairs assessment and staff development at North Carolina A&T University and Dr. Annelle Primm, a psychiatrist and senior medical advisor for the Steve Fund, share their insights about mental health challenges for students at HBCUs and PWIs with Thomas Joyner Jr... Read more

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Morehouse’s president Dr. David A. Thomas tells HBCUbiquity’s host Thomas Joyner Jr. how billionaire Robert F. Smith’s plan to pay off Morehouse’s Class of ‘19’s students’ will transform these students’ and the college’s future. And two of the graduating students - Josef Sorrels and Derrick Green - talk about “the moment” Smith's shared the news. Quisa Foster, a veteran HBCU administrator, describes how significant this gift is by ... Read more

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May 28, 2019 41 min

What is the true value of your college education? Is it any harder for HBCU grads to find jobs? Let’s find out from this week’s guests who offer several tips and strategies on how to succeed in today’s market. Join the conversation with John Ridgeway, retired corporate executive and vice chair of the board of trustees from the Delaware State and Dorothy Bland, professor, at UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism and former journalism s... Read more

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May 21, 2019 38 min

Here’s the question: What’s it like to attend an HBCU when you’re not black? Learn more about some of the ‘hidden figures’ at HBCUs. Jose’ Vazquez talks about coaching baseball at Alabama State University. Administrators Manuel McGriff and Cartiza Mariani will tell you how diversity at Paul Quinn College in Dallas is impacting the campus.

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May 14, 2019 30 min

Get the inside scoop on the current state of affairs at Mississippi HBCUs as the state and it’s HBCUs battle for funding years after the famed Ayers Settlement. Join the conversation with Dr. Cornell Thomas, a Jackson State University alumnus, a longtime educator, and special consultant to the Tom Joyner Foundation and Dr. William B. Bynum Jr., Jackson State University's, president and former Mississippi Valley State’s preside... Read more

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May 7, 2019 41 min

In a rare interview, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Davis, Bennett College’s interim college president, shares her strategies on navigating the institution through this difficult period. The college, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is an all-female college, just one of two in the country. Also, in this episode, longtime Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins discusses his experiences and successes in getting an HBCU’s accreditat... Read more

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May 7, 2019 49 min

 Jacqie McWilliams is the current CIAA commissioner and a Hampton alumna. McWilliams discusses the economic impact of the athletics tournament, as well as what's to come with the scheduled move to a new city after more than 14 years in Charlotte. All Star NBA players come into conversation as we talk the importance of he important role the CIAA – the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and schools in the divisio... Read more

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May 7, 2019 13 min

The Tom Joyner Foundation introduces its new podcast, HBCUbiquity. As host of the podcast and president and CEO of the foundation, Thomas Joyner Jr. shares some of the rich history of this 21-year-old nonprofit. Get the inside scoop on how this organization has evolved from a telephone campaign on radio by the Fly Jock, Tom Joyner, into one of the nation’s leaders, supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).&nb... Read more

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