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HBCU Pulse Radio is the home of HBCU Life on your radio & podcast feed! Hosted by Randall Barnes, we talk about everything that’s important to our culture! From on campus issues to politics and what’s trending on the yard, we are always at the heart of the culture!

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HBCU Pulse Radio is the home of HBCU Life on your radio & podcast feed! Hosted by Randall Barnes, we talk about everything that’s important to our culture! From on campus issues to politics and what’s trending on the yard, we are always at the heart of the culture!

    Renita Brooks talks Tuskegee University experience, fitness journey

    Renita Brooks talks Tuskegee University experience, fitness journey

    In this episode, Randall speaks with Tuskegee University alumna Renita Brooks about her HBCU experience and her journey as a business owner. She is featured in the book "The HBCU Experience: The Tuskegee University Edition".
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    • 41 min
    No HBCU Players Drafted To The NFL, UDFA Reaction

    No HBCU Players Drafted To The NFL, UDFA Reaction

    Randall is joined by guest host Kelly Flicks, HBCU sports analyst and contributor for Laceup Podcast Network and HBCU Redzone. Randall & Flicks react to no HBCU Players being selected in this year’s NFL Draft, the second time since 2020. They discuss why this happened, if not participating in the FCS Playoffs is a reason why, is the saying “if you’re good, they’ll find you” still true in the new era of college football. 
    They then revisit the conversation of if the draft is the best pathway to get HBCU players in the NFL, the biggest HBCU Draft Prospect snubs, reactions to the Undrafted Free Agents signings and more.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    DaVionne on music journey, Alicia Keys co-sign, writing for J. Cole, HBCU ties

    DaVionne on music journey, Alicia Keys co-sign, writing for J. Cole, HBCU ties

    In this episode, Randall speaks with Grammy-nominated R&B artist DaVionne. DaVionne is already a powerhouse in the industry at the age of 24, known for her inventive R&B sound and her work on J. Cole’s "Revenge of the Dreamers III" and “Might Delete Later”. 
    Randall & DaVionne speak about her rise to prominence in the music industry, advice for aspiring artists at HBCUs, HBCUs she’d like to perform at in the future as well as her take on the music industry and the state of R&B music. She also speaks on her collaborations with J. Cole and her participation in Alicia Keys's songwriting camp for She Is The Music.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tennessee State University National Alumni Association President Charles Galbreath on TSU Board of trustees being vacated

    Tennessee State University National Alumni Association President Charles Galbreath on TSU Board of trustees being vacated

    In this episode, Randall speaks with Tennessee State University National Alumni President Charles Galbreath Jr. Randall & Charles discuss the Tennessee legislature moving to vacate the Board of Trustees and Governor Bill Lee quickly appointing 8 TSU alumni to be a part of the new ten-member Board of Trustees. 
    The duo go back to the beginning of that story, including a discussion of Senator Todd Gardenhire’s comments about Tennessee State’s growth during a hearing with Dr. Glenda Glover, the $250 million “investment”, the 2023 Comptroller’s report and the vacating of the Board of Trustees
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    • 29 min
    90's babies react to 'Freaknik: The Wildest Story Never Told'

    90's babies react to 'Freaknik: The Wildest Story Never Told'

    In this episode, Randall & HBCU Pulse writer Kiya Wimbush-Robinson react to the new Hulu Documentary "Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told". Randall & Kiya were both born in the late 90's and have always heard about Freaknik and the cultural event it was. However, they both believe that the documentary "missed the mark".
    The duo reacted to Kiya's article reviewing the documentary entitled "Why 'Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told' Missed The Mark" and gave suggestions as to how it could've been better. They also react to comments from the HBCU Pulse audience about the article.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Davius Richard on 2024 NFL Draft, 2022 Celebration Bowl vs. Jackson State, Celebration Bowl vs. FCS Playoffs

    Davius Richard on 2024 NFL Draft, 2022 Celebration Bowl vs. Jackson State, Celebration Bowl vs. FCS Playoffs

    In this episode, Randall speaks with former North Carolina Central QB and 2024 NFL Draft prospect Davius Richard. Randall & Davius discuss his time at North Carolina Central, including the epic clash with Jackson State in the 2022 Cricket Celebration Bowl.
    They also speak about the draft process, as Richard looks to be the first HBCU quarterback drafted since Alabama State’s Tarvaris Jackson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. 
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    • 51 min

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