This podcast is merely an introductory overview to a far more comprehensive and written book titled Not A Different World: The Reality of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which is likely to come by 2022 and will include more than 100 interviews of current/former HBCU faculty, staff, and students.

The influence of pop-cultural references and mythology confuse the reality of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), why faculty are there, why they stay or leave, and to what extent faculty relate to or impact students and surrounding communities.


  1. Keep these short reflections coming Doc! Black public intellectuals are derelict and needs to be hashed out.

  2. As a parent of a daughter at Alabama State and a former student at the University of Pittsburgh during the formative years of Black Studies there (early 70’s) any critique of HBCU’S needs to begin from the student and community up. What started as an organic and symbiotic relationship has seemingly gone terribly astray to the detriment of all involved.

    1. Why there hasn’t been beyond outrage at the gatekeeping and the financial aid shenanigans on these campuses is criminal….

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