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Black and Gold

While Black athletes traditionally overindex in few Olympic sports, representation has begun to increase in others ranging from swimming to golf to judo, and Howard University has been at the fore. 

Dr. LaNail Plummer

The People Person

Two-time Howard alumna LaNail Plummer, EdD, draws from her various life experiences in her work of bridging the gap in Black mental health services.


Lena Bryan-Henderson: Representation Matters – In More Ways Than One

Alleghany County’s chief public defender breaks down systemic barriers in the criminal justice system

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The Center for Journalism and Democracy

The Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard University was created to strengthen historically-informed, pro-democracy journalism.

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The Young Black Voices in America’s Election

This presidential election, 36% of Black 18–24-year-olds are enrolled in college and eligible to vote, the typical age of an undergraduate student. What do they care about, and what do they need to know?

President Vinson

From the President

From Opening Convocation to my inauguration, to Charter Day and now Commencement — thank you for an absolutely memorable first year.

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Raising Awareness of Colorectal Cancer — a Growing Killer of African Americans

Finie Hunter-Richardson’s research reflects a personal passion to ensure early screening that can thwart this silent threat

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Howard University Celebrates 156th Commencement

The Class of 2024 is the largest group of graduates in the University’s history.

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A Doctoral Student’s Research on Saving Black Women Teachers

Jamela Joseph’s American K-12 Parasitic Syndrome research finds that Black teachers are at greater risks of harm in American’s eroding education system.

Eric Roberson, (HU '97) celebrates 30 years in the music industry as a singer, songwriter in 2024. (Photo courtesy of Eric Roberson)

Eric Roberson: The Jazz Man

The New Jersey alumnus, who credits The Mecca as where his musicianship took root, lies comfortably in the hearts of many jazz and neo-soul lovers. It wasn’t easy getting there, he says.