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This was originally posted on April 2, 2016

Members of Black greekdom have taken to the internet in outrage after a memorial dedicated to, Jeffrey Allan Matthews, a deceased member of Omega Psi Phi at James Madison University in Virginia was painted over with the words “TRUMP 2016”.

According to social media posts about the incident, a 22-year-old member of the black fraternity had lost his life earlier this week and friends had spent four hours on Friday creating the memorial on a rock for a candlelight vigil that they are holding tonight at 8pm.

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Students woke up to the memorial early this morning covered with the “#TRUMPTRAIN” and “TRUMP 2016”. According to a source who reached out to WatchTheYard.com, the Omega vigil was last seen at 2am and the Trump one was seen at 7am, meaning that the vigil was only up for a total of 5 hours and someone decided to paint over it between the hours of 2 and 7am on a Saturday morning.

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As a result, many members of black fraternities and sororities have taken to the social media pages of the University to express their disgust.

“I am utterly disgusted at the disrespectful vandalism that happened on you campus. Please address it immediately…”, one person wrote under the University’s latest Instagram post. “One of your students passed and he was a member of the very prestigious OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY INC. And other students repainted the rock prior to the memorial service. What are you going to do about this?!” another followed.

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Please tell us what you think about this whole ordeal in the comment section below.

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Colleges

Watch Whitley Gilbert Passionately Explain Why She Chose To Attend An HBCU Over A Top PWI

Why do some students pick HBCUs over predominantly white institutions? Well in the third season and 12th episode of A Different World, the show waded into the seemingly never-ending “debate” of HBCU vs PWI in which Whitley breaks it down for those who just don’t get it.

Here is TheAntiIntellect‘s description of the episode:

“In the episode, Dwayne’s childhood friend comes to visit him at Hillman and tries to convince him to transfer to the PWI he attended. He makes all of the baseless claims people always make about HBCUs not being a reflection of the “real world,” HBCUs not being as rigorous, and HBCUs not having the right connections. When Dwayne asks Whitley if Hillman was her first choice she, like many HBCU students and alums, answers with an emphatic “Yes!” She was part of a legacy at Hillman that would simply not have been the case had she attend the other school she was accepted to, Georgetown. The episode ends with Dwayne schooling his friend on the many accomplishments of Hillman. This is something that many HBCU students, alums, and supporters can identify as the assumption is always that our HBCUs are not enough and that we are somehow missing out on something by attending them. As this episode shows, the HBCU track record speaks for itself.”

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Colleges

FAMU Alumnus Reminisces About Undergrad Life at FAMU In New Rap Song

Have you heard the new Mic-Lo song F.A.M.U.?

Mic-Lo, a former student athlete and alumni of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University recently released the music video to a song where he reminisces about “the good ol’ days” and his undergrad experience at the HBCU.

Since the release of song and video on Facebook this month, the video has gained a lot of attention from alumni and current students of Florida A&M University. Now at 16.9+K views, 123 comments, 316 shares, 380+ likes and over 49k people reached its safe to the say the song/video is a hit among current students and alumni.

Check out the song and music video below


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Check out These Vintage Photos of HBCU Women’s Sports Teams From the Early 1900s

Time for another blast from the past!

This time we have collected a list of HBCU women’s sports teams and athletic groups from the early 1900s.

Enjoy!

The women’s rifle team, Howard University, Washington DC, 1937.

Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

FAMU Students and instructors with tennis equipment. Tallahassee, Florida. 1915.

TILLOTSON COLLEGE: Women’s Basketball Team

Samuel Huston women’s basketball team.

Lifesaving practice at Howard University

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