The HBCU Sports Summit, HBCU Universities, HBCU Alumni's, MEAC and SIAC Commissioners were in the house representing!! We did meet and greets, and showcased our HBCU Institutions with you!! We Showed Up and Showed Out for our HBCU Baseball Fam!! "See You Next Year!!
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Arielle Dickerson, HBCU Sports Summit Intern Reporter at M&T Bank Stadium
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May 15, 2023- Irvine, CA – M&T Bank Stadium will host the inaugural HBCU Sports Summit on June 3rd-4th, in an effort to promote and educate 7th- 12th-grade students and families to showcase the experience of attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The inaugural event was created by Co-founder and NFL player consultant, Ro Rochester; Co-founder and NFL agent advisor, Terrence Davis; to serve as an informal seminar teaching basic subjects that parents and student-athletes should know about the HBCU enrollment process. An HBCU Expo with vendors will be ongoing for students and families to engage with representatives from respected institutions, providing resources and in-depth information.
“The HBCU Sport Summit was developed to give our people a place to go to get all the information needed to be successful,” said Ro! Rochester, Chairwoman of the HBCU Sports Summit. “We want our athletes to focus on the forty-year plan and not just their four-year plan. Allowing our students to see HBCUs as more than a college but a cultural experience. At the summit, families will be surrounded by black excellence.”
The two-day event will consist of a panel discussion with notable names from the sports industry on cultural literacy, financial management, and information to help students understand the enrollment process and the next level of entering high education. The summit will conclude with a player and coach on-the-field interaction that will include student-athletes’ introduction to HBCU rankings per position. This event is following all NCAA recruiting requirements. College coaches will NOT be on the field with participants; however, the event will help expose athletes to compete in front of coaches while allowing them the opportunity to learn about college programs.
“We are creating a space for athletes to showcase their talents to HBCU Colleges,” said Rochester. “This platform gives coaches a chance to see the talents of each player. While educating the players and their families about the process of eligibility for higher learning. It Starts with us, and we are committed to giving everyone an opportunity to enroll in the HBCU of their choice”.
About HBCU Sports Summit
The HBCU Sports Summit is an annual event that brings together athletes, coaches, administrators, and media members to discuss important topics in HBCU athletics and academics. The event features a variety of panel discussions and guest speakers, providing valuable insights and information for everyone involved in HBCU athletics and academics. For more information, visit https://hbcusportssummit.com/
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SHARING HIS HBCU EXPERIENCE, BECOMING A BALTIMORE RAVEN AND STAYING HUMBLE
May 15, 2023- Irvine, CA – The inaugural HBCU Sports Summit is set to take place on June 3-4th,bringing together athletes, coaches, administrators, and media members to discuss important topics in HBCU athletics. The event will be held at the M&T Bank Stadium and is expected to draw a large crowd of attendees from across the region.
The HBCU Sports Summit will feature a variety of panel discussions and guest speakers, providing valuable insights and information for everyone involved in HBCU athletics. Notable panelists will be covering specific topics and will be available for interviews, including:
· Ro! Rochester, Chairwoman of the HBCU Sports Summit
· Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University
· Sonja Stills, MEAC Conference Commissioner
· Marjorie Arrington, Financial Aid Expert
· Enjelica Reid, HBCU Outreach & Recruitment UNCF Representative
· Lamar Danley, Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs/UNCF
· Prismm CEO and Founder- Martha Underwood
· Dickens Aubourg and Jean Vixamar, Guest Speakers on the Black Technology Panel
"We are thrilled to be hosting the first-ever HBCU Sports Summit and bringing together such a talented and diverse group of panelists," said Ro! Rochester, Chairwoman of the HBCU Sports Summit. "We believe that this event will provide valuable insights and information for everyone involved in HBCU academics and athletics, and we are excited to have these panelists available for interviews."
The HBCU Sports Summit will cover a range of topics, including the experiences of HBCU student-athletes, financing the future of HBCUs, mental health and wellness in athletics, and black technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn from panel discussions, and engage in thought-provoking conversations.
Media members interested in attending or covering the event can contact Shaquira Martin at Shaquira@hbcusportssummit.com for more information.
About HBCU Sports Summit
The HBCU Sports Summit is an annual event that brings together athletes, coaches, administrators, and media members to discuss important topics in HBCU athletics and academics. The event features a variety of panel discussions and guest speakers, providing valuable insights and information for everyone involved in HBCU athletics and academics. For more information, visit https://hbcusportssummit.com
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June 9th, 2023- Baltimore,Md. – Pushing the Black Technology Industry into the Limelight: Why the Black Youth Should get more involved in the Tech Industry
By: Kelsi Jones, Zuri Hurley Baltimore, MD
The Black Technology industry is growing by the second, and with more opportunity comes more chances for Black intelligence to fill up the room in tech spaces. People from all over the world are starting to include their voices into the conversations of black tech including the HBCU Sports Summit on Saturday June 3rd. Black students should not pass over the immense opportunity in the Tech Market. Black People make up 12 percent of the US workforce but only 8 percent of employees in tech jobs. When entering this industry, not only will Black youth have the chance to hold a stable job, but they will also have the unique chance to build generational wealth. “Black households stand to lose out on more than a cumulative $350 billion in tech job wages by 2030”.
If the Black community is not proactive they stand to miss out on millions of dollars for their families. The CEO and Founder of Prismm, Martha Underwood, talks about the importance of grabbing a hold of these jobs, “ If we are not producers, we are going to continue to be consumers and we are not going to be a part of building wealth for our family. Technology is what’s going to get us to the next level because behind the keyboard you see no color. It’s all about your talent and your skillset. With technology today, for example, Youtube and Tiktok, you can monetize and use your creativity, but you need to understand the technology that drives it”. She further talks about how her children helped motivate her to create a company that creates generations wealth for them, “I have a twelve year old and a fourteen year old, so if anything happens to me, or when they go off to college, they don’t have to go work for someone else. I can pass this company down to them and they can forever have ownership within this company”. Jean Vixamar, who has been in the tech world for 25 years, talks about why it is so important for the black community to be in tech today, “We’re behind, quite honestly if you want to make good money, this is tech, tech is where you want to be.” Vixamar continues to say representation is another huge importance for black people to be involved with technology. He says “I've been in tech for 25 years and I think probably less than 5% of the workforce is black. There are opportunities and companies that are recruiting but there's no talent out there because people are not training for tech in college, high school, or junior high so we need more people.”
There are multiple industries calling for more black tech. Increasing the amount of people in black tech will bring more representation for the black community but will also close the wage gap and make contribute to changes to our education, recruiting, and retention initiatives. How to close the Black tech talent gap | McKinsey. With an emphasis on cultivating black tech talent, the black community can forge a path into an expanding industry that is revolutionizing our world today. This underlines the significance of championing diversity in tech, particularly black participation, in our modern society.
Contributions: M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens), HBCU Sports Summit, Maryland State Authority