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” […]

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 […]

Johnson C. Smith University had a most memorable commencement this past Sunday with media luminary Oprah Winfrey delivering the commencement address.  Winfrey was in the Queen City to deliver on a promise that she made to two of her “daughter-girls” who attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. She promised the girls and late […]

In celebration of Black History Month, JCSU is will present a lecture and discussion series across academic, social and political boundaries. The following events are free and open to the community: Event: Film screening and discussion led by the JCSU Political Science Association Date: Feb. 6, 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. in McCrorey Hall, Room 205 […]

Actress Alfre Woodard joined Rep. Mel Watt, state Sen. Malcolm Graham and Johnson C. Smith University president Ron Carter to announce youth summit at JCSU during the Democratic National Convention. The press conference was supposed to be an announcement for UFuture – A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers, but it quickly became a call to […]

In a room marked by exposed duct work and unfinished walls, Johnson C. Smith launched Innovo Laboratory, a small business incubator, at Packard Place on Wednesday. The event drew a mix of Charlotte’s black business owners from No Grease co-founder Damian Johnson to attorney Eric Montgomery. Former Charlotte Observer business columnist Ron Stodghill will lead […]

In a room marked by exposed duct work and unfinished walls, Johnson C. Smith launched Innovo Laboratory, a small business incubator, at Packard Place on…

County Commission Chairman Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Chairman Eric Davis and representatives from area community organizations urged support for Get Real 2011 during today’s kick-off at Johnson C. Smith University. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman, Charlotte Chamber CFO Mike Manning, Charlotte NAACP President Rev. Kojo Nantambu and State senator Malcolm Graham along with representatives […]

Leaders of the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that engages young people in urban communities in elections, policy making and community service projects led by Rev. Lennox Yearwood, hosted students from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) and Livingstone College on at their respective schools on Wednesday and Thursday to learn more about […]

The My92.7 crew hung out Johnson C. Smith University to support the Golden Bulls who lost their homecoming game 34-24 to the St. Augustine Falcons. Despite the loss, it was a fun weekend.