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Although Johnson C. Smith University is well-known for its Black leadership, this was not always the case. The university once known as Biddle University, was originally led by White men. It wasn’t until 1891 that the leadership changed. Daniel Sanders was a former slave, pastor, and public-school principal in Wilmington, NC. He arrived in Charlotte […]

There have been numerous bomb threats aimed at historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country. At least seven HBCUs, including Howard University, have issued lockdown warnings following the threats. As of now, Charlotte HBCU, Johnson C. Smith University, has not received any threats. JCSU professor, Terza Silva Lima-Neves, says that the Black community must be “vigilant” […]

Another local university has joined the Charlotte 49ers in restricting sporting fans from attending upcoming events. Johnson C. Smith University announced today that outside spectators that aren’t family members of student athletes will not be allowed to attend sporting events until further notice. Family members must provide  proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test […]

Johnson C Smith University joins many other universities in requiring students to get the COIVD-19 vaccine before returning to campus. In a press release from May 12, the University announced as they prepare to welcome students back to the campus fall semester, students are required to return fully vaccinated. Under the policy, students must complete […]

Johnson C. Smith University introduces a new course that explores the history of Black women dating back to the 19th century. The new hip-hop course being offered has gained national attention, JCSU announced. It was inspired by Grammy-nominated rapper and North Carolina’s very own Rapsody, and her 2019 critically acclaimed album, “Eve. This Hip-Hop Feminist […]

It’s Homecoming, y’all! One of the best things that you can ever experience in Charlotte, is Homecoming on the beautiful campus of Johnson C. Smith University! Just as the season turns into fall and the leaves start to turn in beautiful shades of red and orange, that means it’s time to start getting your outfit […]

Outgoing Johnson C. Smith University president Dr. Ronald Carter shared his thoughts on gentrification, education and the best way to help our youth at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast meeting at the Belmont Regional Center. Carter is scheduled to leave office this summer, but said at the meeting on Tuesday that he will remain a few […]

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in the Queen City today.  The former Secretary of State will speak at Johnson C. Smith University’s Brayboy Gymnasium at noon. Doors open at 10 a.m. Later today Clinton will attend a fundraiser at the Myers Park home of Robert and Anne Stolz. Clinton says she will continue the […]

VIA JCSU Communications The National Executive Board of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. recently welcomed Johnson C. Smith University as the newest institution to offer membership to its brotherhood. It is the first Latino fraternity at Johnson C. Smith University and at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Johnson C. Smith University Colony […]

VIA JCSU Communications City and county officials joined Johnson C. Smith University in cutting the ribbon to open the newly renovated George E. Davis House at 301 Campus Street in the West End. Located across the street from the University’s main entrance, the Queen Anne-style house is a reminder of two educators whose mission was […]

Former TV One anchor and JCSU alum Shannon Cross hosted the 6th Annual JCSU Arch of Triumph gala at the Charlotte Convention Center. The annual…

Former TV One anchor and JCSU alum Shannon Cross hosted the 6th Annual JCSU Arch of Triumph gala at the Charlotte Convention Center. The annual event honors alums and highlights student achievement through music and oratory. This year’s honorees were Thomas E. Baldwin, Andrea L. Harris and the Duke Endowment.