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Defining Black Excellence is
What We're All About

For almost two centuries, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been educating students who go on to be successful alumni who are fully integrated in America's diverse workforce.


Emmy Award-winning television producer, Rushion McDonald, created the Hoodie Awards/Neighborhood Awards show to celebrate the stars of our community who uplift our neighborhoods. The HBCU Awards recognizes the positive impact of HBCUs, Institutions: churches, barbershops, and beauty salons, and Influencers on the African American culture in Business, Entertainment, and Education.

Education

Phylicia Rashād pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1968, yet it took narrating a new documentary about the organization before she learned some of its earliest history.

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Business

Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams on Oscar Season, Politics and Wielding Their Power as Black Women with Variety's Black Women of Awards feature article

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Entertainment

Lifetime has set April premiere dates and announced the full cast for two movies in the Seven Deadly Sins anthology. The movies are based on the first two books in Victoria Christopher Murray’s series, Lust and Envy, executive produced by Bishop T.D. Jakes. The projects initially were announced in 2019. Lust: A Seven Deadly.

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HBCU Award Categories
Today, there are over

100 HBCUs 

across the country.
They enroll 20 percent of African American students, and despite constituting only 3 percent of four-year colleges in the country,
HBCUs have produced...

80%

 OF THE BLACK
JUDGES

50%

 OF THE BLACK LAWYERS

50%

 OF THE BLACK
DOCTORS

40%

 OF THE BLACK
ENGINEERS

40%

 OF THE BLACK MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

25%

 OF THE BLACK
STEM GRADUATES

13%

 OF THE BLACK
CEOs IN AMERICA
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