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North Carolina A&T State University Grad Launches Online Platform To Showcase HBCU Pride


Travis Jackson launched HBCU Pride Nation to recruit and retain students at HBCUs. The online platform began through a series of tweets highlighting various HBCU alumni and facts. HBCU Pride Nation has since amassed nearly 500,000 followers on all social platforms.

“It has grown into my full-time career. I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur for five years,” he said, according to FOX 46 Charlotte WJZY. “It’s become a household name within HBCU community and within HBCU culture. We also have our own clothing line.”

Alongside aiding with admissions, the online platform has spearheaded networking opportunities with HBCU grads globally and produced events including the Hillman Experience. Around 2,500 students who attended the event obtained over $1.5 million in scholarships, according to the company’s website. Travis Jackson hopes his efforts and direct contributions will prove students can become successful by attending HBCUs.

“HBCU pride means taking pride in yourself, taking pride in your excellence,” Jackson said, according to FOX 46 Charlotte WJZY. “Knowing that no matter where you go, you have a voice. No matter where you go, you can portray yourself in a way that some people may not even be ready for.”

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