HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) are the cornerstone of african american culture. Because at one point blacks were not allowed to attend PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions) HBCUs were the only higher educational institutions that were allotted for blacks to attend. However, as time has passed the cultue and heritage of HBCUs have transcendent far beyond measurable means.
This past Friday, HBCU Week was held in Wilmington, DE at the 76ers Fieldhouse and FirstTake was taped live. FirstTake had special guest like Irving “MAGIC” Johnson, the NFL EVP of Football Operations Troy Vincent, performances by members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Stephen A Smith former college basketball teammates and of course the battle of the bands between MEAC school Delaware State University and CIAA school Winston Salem State University; (Stephen A. Smith’s Alma Mater).
With education being so expensive yet so required, it was a good thing to see aforable colleges highlighted on a national network like ESPN. HBCU Week and WSSU also honored Stephen A Smith as he continues to serve as the HBCU Week National Amabassador.