Howard University Alumni Couple Gives School $5 Million Donation After Protests By Students Over Campus Living Condition

Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown, class of ‘61 and ‘62, have recently made an historic donation to Howard University. The couple $5 million donation was to the school’s Graduation Retention Access to Continued Excellence Grant. GRACE, the need-to-base program created in 2014, promises on-time graduation for students who’ve completed their freshman year, Philanthropy… Continue reading Howard University Alumni Couple Gives School $5 Million Donation After Protests By Students Over Campus Living Condition

Stephanie Mills Shows Support to Phylicia Rashad After Howard Students and Alumni Call for Her To be Fired

Singer Stephanie Mills showed support of her friend, actress and Howard University’s dean Phylicia Rashad, on July 3 after the university’s students and alumni called for her firing following her celebratory tweet about Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction. The initial Instagram post comes days following Rashad’s issued apology. She stated that her post wasn’t “intended… Continue reading Stephanie Mills Shows Support to Phylicia Rashad After Howard Students and Alumni Call for Her To be Fired

Leadership Highlight: Sheldon Smith the Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi’s Denton Lewisville Alumni Chapter in Texas

In an effort to highlight the people who are leading graduate chapters across the nation, we at Watch The Yard reached out to the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.’s Denton Lewisville Alumni Chapter in Denton and Lewisville, Texas and did an interview with Sheldon H. Smith the polemarch/president of the chapter. The position… Continue reading Leadership Highlight: Sheldon Smith the Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi’s Denton Lewisville Alumni Chapter in Texas