While the country is facing a deadly COVID-19 pandemic, racism continues to eviscerate the formation of any judicial system that would actually provide justice for all. There has been a nationwide complacency about the civil liberties and the equality of African American citizens, especially Black men.
Our CEO Luke Lawal tweeted a video of a passionately frustrated young Black man sharing his sentiments about the state of the country and what is needed to move forward. His final words were “we can’t make a change if y’all don’t change.”
Enough is enough. America is long overdue for equal rights, representation and justice. In 2011, Lawal started HBCU Buzz because he rarely saw talented Black students, scholars, young entrepreneurs and college athletes being celebrated or even sharing their stories. Nearly ten years later, HBCU Buzz continues to serve as a platform of Black excellence that is dedicated to filling a void of Black storytelling by focusing on the historically Black college and university (HBCU) community.
These institutions of higher education were founded and designed to protect and develop the African American mind. We need protection. We need development. We need resources. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, these safe spaces and Black businesses need our support. Donate to our HBCUs.
We are facing unprecedented times. Every state and several countries around the world are standing together, protesting and marching. Please be encouraged to read our Protest and Riot Resource Guide that includes bail funds, attorney offering services pro-bono and tips and other relevant resources.