The National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) week occurs annually under the White House HBCU Initiative. The 2017 National HBCU Week Conference took place September 17-19. During the conference, HBCU advocates discussed plans and ideas for the future of historically black institutions. Spotlight reporter Journey Rucker interviewed Congresswoman Alma Adams to discuss National HBCU […]Read More Congresswoman Alma Adams Discusses National HBCU Week
Essence Festival 2017 took place June 29 – July 2 in New Orleans. Spotlight Network had the opportunity to cover one of the most significant events in Black music and culture. The star-studded weekend featured performances from prominent artists in hip-hop and R&B, ranging from Diana Ross to Chance the Rapper. Essence Festival also included […]Read More Spotlight Shines at Essence Festival 2017
By: Anari Ormond, Contributing Writer Following names like Pope Francis and Mark Zuckerburg, Donald Trump has earned himself the 2016 title “Person Of the Year” by TIME Magazine. This title has sparked up a lot of conversation and controversy. In the past, the person to fill this spot has typically had a positive impact on […]Read More Man on the Street: 2016’s Person of the Year
Protesters rally in Washington, D.C. to protest the election of President-Elect Donald Trump. Spotlight reporter Brianna Rawlinson provides special coverage below:Read More Anti-Trump Protesters Gather in Washington, D.C.
By Brookie Madison, Contributing Writer Howard University Alum, Jimmy Prude, recently celebrated the stocking of his vegan cookies into Whole Foods supermarket in Chicago. His cookies, Jimmy’s Vegan Cookies, are a popular craving among vegans and non-vegans. Prude founded and launched his cookies in 2011, initially as a connector to people in his community, but […]Read More Howard Alum’s Vegan Cookies for Sale in Whole Foods Supermarkets