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Class is in session. Claflin alumna, Natasha and Tommi discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities while spotlighting its alumni through news, colorful commentary, and interviews. Listen to conversations on “hot button” HBCU topics and meet HBCU graduates making a mark in a variety of industries. The assignment is to make you think, laugh, respect and appreciate HBCUs!

Class is in session. Claflin alumna, Natasha and Tommi discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities while spotlighting its alumni through news, colorful commentary, and interviews. Listen to conversations on “hot button” HBCU topics and meet HBCU graduates making a mark in a variety of industries. The assignment is to make you think, laugh, respect and appreciate HBCUs!
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Class is in session. Claflin alumna, Natasha and Tommi discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities while spotlighting its alumni through news, colorful commentary, and interviews. Listen to conversations on “hot button” HBCU topics and meet HBCU graduates making a mark in a variety of industries. The assignment is to make you think, laugh, respect and appreciate HBCUs!

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Episodes

Episode 36: Lincoln University Alumnus, Jameer Pond

8/16/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Jameer Pond. He’s a graduate of Lincoln University. Jameer is a successful Media Personality and Content Creator. His lively personality can be seen and heard on shows like The Grapevine, We Shall Over Chug, Black Boy Joy and AOL’s “Build Brunch.” During this episode, we discuss his HBCU experience, his former life as a comedian and he drops some major career gems for those interested in the digital media industry. JAMEER QUOTABLES: “The culture and Black...

Duration:01:15:42

Episode 35: NC A&T State University Alumnus, Denaz Green

8/9/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Denez Green. He’s a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. Denaz is a Managing Partner of the Black Alumni Ball, LLC a formal event aimed to connect Black professionals and influencers. During this episode, we discuss his HBCU experience, his career in architectural engineering and we hear from an actual Aggie what specifically makes North Carolina A&T’s Homecoming the “Greatest Homecoming On Earth.” DENAZ QUOTABLES: “You have to be nurtured. You...

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 34: Benedict College Alumna, Chajuanna "CJ" Gathers

7/26/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Chajuanna “CJ” Gathers. She’s a graduate of Benedict College. Chajuanna is a higher ed. professional and the founder of “The W.E. Group” a woman’s empowerment group based in Charleston, SC. Her organization’s purpose is to help provide emotional & spiritual healing, overall wellness, and to promote dreams, visions & goals of women. During this episode, we discuss her HBCU journey, her career and her impactful organization. CHAJUANNA QUOTABLES: “I don’t...

Duration:01:10:51

Episode 33: Claflin University Alumnus, Jay Dukes

7/19/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Jay Dukes. He’s a graduate of Claflin University. And one of the most sought-after Master of Ceremonies in the college/university market. His expert improv skills and contagious energy has helped him grace the stage of hundreds of colleges/universities as well as entertain large crowds throughout the US. During the episode, we discuss his HBCU experience, his career and he shares very exciting upcoming projects. JAY DUKES QUOTABLES: “I’m still a huge fan...

Duration:00:52:22

Episode 32: Tennessee State University Alumna, Koereyelle Dubose

6/21/2018
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On this episode, we speak with the Werkaholic herself, Ms.Koereylle Dubose. She’s a graduate of Tennessee State University. Koereyelle is an Author, International Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur. She’s the Creator of Single Wives Club, Werk • Pray • Slay Weekend and host of the Confessions Of A Werkaholic Podcast. During the episode, we discuss her HBCU experience, her impactful conference weekend that offers real instruction on topics like retirement planning, managing stress and not only...

Duration:00:38:01

Episode 31: Florida A & M University Alumna, Brianna Weaver

6/14/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Brianna Weaver. She’s a graduate of Florida A & M University. Brianna is a millennial working in the Sports industry. She currently works as an Inside Sales Consultant for the Atlanta Falcons and when her schedule allows she can be found interviewing some of Atlanta's brightest stars as an Entertainment Correspondent for Stream ATL. During the episode, we discuss her HBCU experience, her career and she shares great tips for recent graduates. BRIANNA...

Duration:00:51:04

Episode 30: Florida A & M University Alumna, Rashan Ali

5/24/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Rashan Ali. She’s a graduate of Florida A & M University. Rashan is a media maven having worked in all facets of media including radio, television, and podcasting. She’s currently the host of The Cool Soror Podcast and a co-host on TVOne’s hit Daytime Talkshow Sister Circle. During the episode, we discuss her HBCU experience, her career in entertainment and she blesses us with endless words of wisdom. RASHAN QUOTABLES: “God needed to see me be okay with...

Duration:00:51:07

Episode 29: Voorhees College Alumnus, Jamal Josef

4/26/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Jamal Josef. He’s a graduate of Voorhees College. Jamal is a dancer and choreographer. He recently choreographed Beyonce's acclaimed 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance. During the episode, we discuss his HBCU experience, his career in entertainment, his blossoming dance ministry and working with the legendary Beyonce. SHOW NOTES: Being A Choreographer For Beyonce [6:40] Eden Dance Ministry [14:20] “I get to dance and I get to serve...

Duration:00:30:47

Episode 28: HBeyCU

4/22/2018
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The internet went up in flames after Beyonce’s Week 1 Coachella performance. It has even been renamed Beychella after the slayage that occurred. On this episode, you meet our resident Pop Culture Correspondent and Beyonce aficionado, Doug Braxton, a Claflin University Alumnus. We talk about the obvious reference to HBCU culture in the performance, costumes, music arrangements and a few hits and misses. Beychella Breakdown [9:26 ] Destiny’s Child [45:00] O.T. Genasis Moment...

Duration:01:07:54

Episode 26: The Mythical Black Ivy League with Aisha & David

4/19/2018
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On this episode of “The HBCU Podcast,” we discuss the mythical “Black Ivy League” with Howard Alumna, Aisha Bowen and Morehouse & Prairie View A&M Alumnus, David Hughes. The Black Ivy League is a colloquial term that at times referred to a set of HBCUs in the United States that attracted the majority of high-performing and affluent African American students prior to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Our conversation explores why this term is problematic and why it shouldn’t be used...

Duration:01:01:15

Episode 26: Paine College Alumnus, Jeffrey Pierce, II

4/12/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Jeffrey Pierce, II. He’s a graduate of Paine College. Jeffrey serves as Director of Recruitment and Admissions at Huston Tilliston University. He’s also the Author of Be My GUEST: A Guide For Creating An Ultimate Service Experience. During this episode, we talk about his work in higher education, his book and Parallel Inception, his consulting firm. On this episode, we speak with Jeffrey Pierce, II. He’s a graduate of Paine College. Jeffrey serves as Director...

Duration:00:47:46

Episode 25: SC State Alumnus, Dr. David Staten

4/5/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Dr. David Staten. He’s a graduate of South Carolina State University. David serves as a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at South Carolina State University. He’s also the Editor and Chief of HBCU Times Magazine. During this episode, we talk about his work in higher education, his HBCU experience and his popular publication, HBCU Times Magazine. For more information about Dr. Staten visit www.HBCUTimes.com or email him at HBCUTimes @gmail.com | HBCU...

Duration:00:49:12

Episode 24: Albany State University Alumna, Selina Kohn

3/29/2018
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March is Women’s History Month and The HBCU Podcast is celebrating with the “Phenomenal Woman” series. The series features episodes dedicated to highlighting women who have made great strides in their respective career fields to achieve great success. On this episode, we speak with Selina Kohn. She’s a graduate of Albany State University. She made history as the first woman to serve as Director of Athletics at Paine College. Selina has a storied career in athletics as an athlete, coach,...

Duration:00:40:56

Episode 23: Claflin University Alumna, Harriet Huell Lampkin

3/8/2018
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March is Women’s History Month and The HBCU Podcast is celebrating with our “Phenomenal Woman” series. The series features 5 episodes dedicated to highlighting women who have made great strides in their respective career fields to achieve great success. On this episode, we speak with Harriet Huell Lampkin. She’s a graduate of Claflin University. Harriet is an attorney and non-profit executive director. During this episode, we talk about her HBCU experience, mentorship, the business of...

Duration:00:40:27

Episode 22: Bluefield State College President, Dr. Marsha Krotseng

3/1/2018
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March is Women’s History Month and The HBCU Podcast is celebrating with the “Phenomenal Woman” series. The series features 5 episodes dedicated to highlighting women who have made great strides in their respective career fields to achieve great success. On this episode, we speak with Dr. Marsha Krotseng. She’s is the first woman to serve as President of Bluefield State College, an HBCU in Bluefield, West Virginia. Dr. Krotseng has worked in higher education for over 30 years. During this...

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 21: Morehouse & Prairie View A&M Alumnus, David Hughes

1/25/2018
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On this episode, we speak with David Hughes. He’s a graduate of Morehouse College and Prarie View A & M University. David is a mover and shaker in the higher education community. He currently serves as a Research Associate for the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. During this episode, we talk about his HBCU experience, the release of his first book, and his educational consulting firm. For more information about...

Duration:00:42:15

Episode 20: Morehouse College Alumnus, Brian "B-Hen" Henry

1/18/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Brian Henry. He’s a graduate of Morehouse College. He’s one of the nation’s hottest young DJs. DJ B-Hen has performed for The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and celebrities like Pharrell, Usher and, Queen Latifah. During this episode we talk about his HBCU experience, his journey to a career in entertainment and his nonprofit, Beats to Beat Breast Cancer ™. For more information about Brian “DJ B-Hen” visit www.DJBHen.com or follow him on...

Duration:01:07:10

Episode 19: Oprah 2020

1/11/2018
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On this episode of “The HBCU Podcast,” we’re joined by guest co-host, Samantha Booker. We chat about the retirement of NC A&T Football Coach, Rod Broadway, Oprah 2020? and Ebony Magazine’s legendary spread featuring HBCU Queens. The HBCU Podcast has partnered the #HBCURising Campaign to share content from their 9 part #HBCURising Audio Series. Learn more and join the #HBCURising conversation at @HBCURising on social media & HBCURising.com Find us at TheHBCUPodcast.com IG:...

Duration:00:44:49

Episode 18: Best of 2017

1/4/2018
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Happy New Year! On this episode, we’ll share some of our favorite moments from 2017. Starting January 11th we’ll be back with all new episodes every Thursday. The HBCU Podcast has partnered the #HBCURising Campaign to share content from their 9 part #HBCURising Audio Series. Learn more and join the #HBCURising conversation at @HBCURising on social media & HBCURising.com Keep listening to enjoy our favorite 2017 moments and exclusive content from the HBCU Rising Campaign. Find us at...

Duration:00:28:27

Episode 17: Voorhees College Alumnus, Chekwas Okafor

12/28/2017
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On this episode, we talk to Chekwas Okafor. He’s a graduate of Voorhees College. Okafor is the founder of ONYCHEK.com, an online retailer of luxury fashion from Africa. During this episode, we talk about his HBCU experience and his transition from a fortune 500 company to the fashion industry. Find out more about our guest, visit www.ONYCHEK.com | Instagram & Twitter @chekwasokafor and follow the brand on Instagram & Twitter @ONYCHEK Visit www.TheHBCUPodcast.com and follow us on social...

Duration:00:42:18