Here is a list of my favorite people, places and initiatives:
HBCUstory is an advocacy initiative, preserving, presenting and promoting inspiring stories of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community’s past and present, for our future. We’re making your HBCU memories, matter!
Black Docs Radio features a panel of four African American trailblazing female doctors from different fields who share their opinions on numerous subject matters that are important to the African-American community including: HBCU history, mental health, healthy living, and much more.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding in 1913, more than 200,000 women have joined the sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women.
Fisk University was founded in 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War. A historically black university, Fisk is the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk’s outstanding faculty and students continue to enhance the University’s national reputation for academic excellence
The HBCU Digest is a daily blog/news curation resource, providing news synopsis, links and commentary on stories about America’s historically black colleges and universities. Started in January 2010, the site has grown from a news aggregation site (taking portions of content from other sources) to providing breaking news from outlets throughout the United States, original features and editorials, and special content unique to HBCU students and alumni culture.
The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Initiative is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization designed to empower students facing financial hardships with scholarships. We work with a variety of organizations ranging from the philanthropic to the corporate to raise money for need-based scholarships.
Historic Nashville, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique. Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city.
Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library which is located on the library’s second floor, serves as a repository and research center for historic Nashville materials. The division currently consists of the Special Collections Center, the Nashville Room, the Civil Rights Room, the Nashville Banner Archives, and four Writer’s Rooms.