National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson Continues Virginia State University’s Tradition of Lifting Up the Next Generation

Rodney Robinson’s journey to becoming the 2019 National Teacher of the Year was like a road littered with obstacles. One of the major challenges was needing to work a full-time job while earning his undergraduate degree at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. While carrying a full academic load at the HBCU,…

From Homecoming to the ‘School of B’ Howard University Traditions Helped Mold Ezinne Kwubiri for Success

Back in high school, applying to an HBCU wasn’t even on the radar of Ezinne Kwubiri as she made college plans. In fact, the Nigerian-born, future H&M executive’s only knowledge about historically black institutions came from what she saw on TV sitcoms in the 1980s and ’90s—The Cosby Show and A Different World. But…