Inspirational alumni who affect change.

Like the diamonds she sells, Nicole Black (B.A. ’92) became the embodiment of The Howard Woman while under pressure.

“ The Howard Woman is bold,” Black said. “She’s resilient, she’s a......

Nicole Black: Co-owner, Philadelphia Diamond Company

The first time Kamala Devi Harris (B.A. ’86) ran for office, she was elected freshman representative to a student council for liberal arts majors at Howard University.

She’s come a long...

Kamala Harris: California Attorney General

Had it not been for the support of the Howard University School of Communications in her early professional years, Cathy Hughes said she wouldn’t be where she is today.

A Howard University...

Cathy Hughes: Founder and Chairperson, Radio One

When Adrienne Lofton (B.B.A. ’99) was on the women’s volleyball team at Howard, she understood how athletic wear could improve her game.

“It spoke to me as an athlete in a way that gave me...

Adrienne Lofton: Senior Vice President, Global Brand Management, Under Armour

Although Simone Missick (B.A. ’03) has been acting professionally since 2003, she’s never had any standout roles.

Until now.

Missick plays Misty Knight, a police detective with a...

Simone Missick: Actress, Misty Knight in Netflix’s Luke Cage

The path to becoming an established author, commentator, professor, editor and preacher has taken Dr. Cain Hope Felder (B.A. ‘66) from Howard to Princeton to Oxford, and back again, as he...

Dr. Cain Hope Felder: Longtime School of Divinity professor


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