It’s time for another HBCU Know! This morning, we’re heading to Dillard University to celebrate the incomparable John Wesley Edward Bowen Sr.!   Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). Bowen was a college and university educator and among the first black men […]

In today’s HBCU Know shout out, Rock-T pays homage to South Carolina State University’s very own Kara McCullough. This alumna is also an American beauty pageant titleholder and model. She served as Miss District of Columbia in 2017, and went on the same year to win Miss USA. She is the fourth D.C. queen to […]

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On today’s HBCU U-Know, Rock T ends the week remembering Grambling State University Alumni (GSU)—home of the black and gold tigers—Ernest “The Big Cat” Ladd! Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). Ladd was a multi-talented competitor, having experience as both a professional football […]

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Get to know a little bit about Anita Ward, a singer, and graduate of Rust College. She was even a schoolteacher before signing a recording contract.

Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross & Dr. Michael Lavigne of Tuskegee University are three successful Black veterinarians and reality TV stars!

After five years of retirement from Brown University, Simmons was invited to take on the presidency of Prairie View A&M University, an HBCU in Texas.

Rock-T closes out the week by showing love to a legendary HBCU figure in history, Sergeant Major Gilbert "Hashmark" Johnson.

For today's "HBCU U-KNOW" tribute, Rock-T sends a shoutout to Nashville's Fisk University by way of honoring celebrated poet and Tennessee native Nikki Giovanni.

We're celebrating Michael Strahan from Texas Southern University for today's "HBCU U-KNOW" Spotlight!