Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner among nominees for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award | via

By Lindsey Wisniewski He’s an eight-year NFL veteran, Super Bowl champion, five-time Pro Bowler and four-time NFL First-Team All-Pro. And now, Bobby Wagner is being recognized for his excellence off-the-field as the Seattle Seahawks nominee for the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The award recognizes NFL players across the country who strive […]


Earn Dollars for Scholars! Submit Volunteer Hours for your #WPMOYChallenge Retweets and Employers Match Your Donation!

MAKE IT COUNT! You can submit volunteer hours for all of your hard work Retweeting on behalf of Bobby Wagner and The HBCU Foundation as a part of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Challenge!  The NFL player with the most Retweets using their custom hashtag wins and up to $25,000 is donated to […]


Make Your Birthday Even More Meaningful With A Facebook Fundraiser Benefitting HBCUs

Every day more than 45 million people give birthday wishes on Facebook, which is why we’re excited to give people the opportunity to create fundraisers for their birthday and make it even more meaningful by easily benefitting The HBCU Foundation with collected donations. More and more, people are using Facebook Fundraisers to dedicate their birthday […]


Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee Bobby Wagner Takes The HBCU Foundation to ESPN

  It was just a few short weeks ago that the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award nominees were announced and The HBCU Foundation would be designated the beneficiary of up to a $50,000 donation from Seattle Seahawks nominee, Bobby Wagner.  Yesterday, and fresh off of a dominant Playoffs win against the Philadelphia […]

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Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Nominee Bobby Wagner Designates up to $50,000 Donation to The HBCU Foundation

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks on Thursday nominated linebacker Bobby Wagner as their candidate for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. “This means a lot,” said Wagner. “I’ve been fortunate to see so many guys around me inspire me do amazing things off the field and do more than just play. […]


Senate blocks FUTURE Act, which provides funding efforts to HBCUs

BY SONIA RAO The FUTURE Act, a bill that proposes funding $255 million toward historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions across the United States, has been blocked by the U.S. Senate. The bill, which passed in the House in September, was sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., and co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker, […]


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority To Donate $1.6M To HBCUs During Black History Month

  “Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 111-year history is deeply interwoven into the history of HBCUs and therefore it is imperative that we continue to invest in these treasured institutions,” said Dr. Glenda Glover, International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Written By NewsOne Staff Posted February 2, 2019 The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are […]

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Renowned Photographer and Photojournalist Cecil Williams Announces Plans to Open New Museum

Among any living photographer, the Cecil Williams Historically Significant Image Collection, estimated to be 100,000 – 250,000, is one of the world’s largest collections depicting African American heritage, history, culture, and civil rights. The Cecil Williams Museum will permanently display 350 images; a number far exceeding those of all others civil rights museums. “For the […]


The Creative Bull Bringing Black Wall Street Home

via The Bulls of Durham Recently Vogue magazine highlighted Durham, North Carolina as one of the hippest cities in America. While ‘hip’ is an unquantifiable, highly-subjective term, the piece has been widely discussed by locals and picked apart word by word, overarching theme, undertones and missing pieces. To many, the piece had an all but […]


Support Central Ohio HBCU students with Kroger Community Rewards®

  Kroger makes supporting The HBCU Foundation easy for residents of Central Ohio…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Did you know you can support The HBCU Foundation, based right here in Columbus just by shopping at Kroger? It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To […]

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