HBCU Buzz Announces The List of Honorees for The HBCU Top 30 Under 30 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 27, 2021 – HBCU Buzz announces its 2021 HBCU Top 30 Under 30 honorees, which honors the most talented young individuals in the HBCU community, this week. The highly anticipated annual program recognizes young professionals who have made noticeable contributions to their markets.

“We’re thrilled to spotlight this year’s honorees as it reflects a great diversity of HBCU graduates in our community” said HBCU Buzz Founder & CEO Luke Lawal. “Each year, the Top 30 Under 30 are selected based on their exemplary devotion to their alma mater and impressive achievements to build a better future.”

Founded in 2011, HBCU Buzz has grown its reputation as a media publication and full-service marketing agency with an impactful and vast growing social media platform. Through its connection to each Black campus and a commitment to amplifying Black excellence especially in the world of academia, HBCU Buzz recognizes historically Black colleges and universities’ finest.

As the company has grown, the HBCU Top 30 Under 30 has spotlighted over 200 leaders in industry sectors that include entrepreneurs, media correspondents, attorneys, educators, health professionals, athletes and more.

The 2021 HBCU Top 30 Under 30 Recipients Include:

  • Randolph Ross Jr., North Carolina A&T University
  • Rajah Caruth, Winston Salem State University
  • Nia Page, Spelman College
  • Terayle Hill, Clark Atlanta University
  • Victor Solomon, North Carolina A&T University
  • Quanera Hayes, Livingstone College
  • Ezinne Kalu, Savannah State University
  • Camerron Kyle Dexter Dangerfield, Alabama A&M University 
  • Trevor Stewart, North Carolina A&T University
  • Mike Hamilton, Howard University
  • Jasmine Butler, Bowie State University
  • John T. Rose, Hampton University 
  • Mike Carney, Howard University
  • Chidi Okezie, Hampton University
  • Jahliel Thurman, Virginia State University
  • Sidnee Michelle Douyon, Howard University 
  • Taylor Johnson, South Carolina State University 
  • Maya Allen, Howard University 
  • Alexandria Washington, Florida A&M University
  • Gregory Tyrone Wright Jr., Bowie State University 
  • Charlyne Smith, Coppin State University
  • Dr. DeVonte D. Johnson, Tennessee State University
  • Candace Chambers, Jackson State University 
  • Mulbe Marcellus Dillard IV, Florida A&M University
  • Tamerras Leonard, Texas Southern University
  • Tahir Murray, Howard University
  • Jeremy Peaches, Prairie View A&M University
  • Ernest Holmes, Morehouse College
  • Charity Croff, Wiley College
  • Darius Leonard, South Carolina State University



HBCU Buzz is owned by parent company, L&Company. HBCU Buzz delivers HBCU news, insights and editorials from the Black College community. Since 2011, HBCU Buzz has been a resource for prospective & current students and alumni.  We are on a mission to amplify the Black college experience, articulate stories of HBCU achievement, challenges, opportunities, & developments and advocate for students, alumni and the legacy of these historic institutions. The Buzz Team is composed of HBCU students and alumni from diverse educational backgrounds. Our team partners with millennial influencers, thought leaders and diverse content creators to advance our mission of amplification, articulation and advocacy.