Interviews with the toughest HBCU undergraduates.


Trailblazers: Dr. Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako

Dr. Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Howard ‘13, is an internal medicine resident at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2021. Learn more about his move from Cameroon to the States as a teenager, his path to medicine, and his podcast.

March 17, 2023

Maia McFarlin: Mindfulness and Sustainable Success

“I think it's a myth that Black people are very one-dimensional or all kinds of the same. Seeing all these different people with all of these other interests from diverse backgrounds encouraged me to step out of the box I put myself in.”

December 15, 2022

Schwarzman Scholar Chayla Cherry

“I had to learn not to compare myself and the things I had going on with my Spelman sisters. I had to start telling myself early on that comparison is the thief of joy. I can't judge myself for being on one part of my journey when my sister is on another part of hers.”

November 8, 2022

Christina Williams is Making Her Way

“As I see it, small daily actions lead to significant change over time. And so you may not see it right in front of you, but years from now, you can look back and see how far we've come.”

September 27, 2022

Josh Curry is Lifting as He Climbs

"So many underrepresented people in tech don't have that opportunity to learn about computer science. If I can give these skills to kids at a young age, that's the definition of paying it forward."

August 26, 2022

Kayla Braggs: Sowing Seeds of Service

“It was never a matter of "if" I was going to an HBCU; it was a matter of which one.”

June 29, 2022