Ahadi Ture, Morgan State University- c/o 2019, Political Science
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I was born in Kenya but raised in Washington DC. I used to go to Howard homecoming every year and I fell in love with it.
"I chose an HBCU because it made me excited to see others like myself thriving on all levels."
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I chose an HBCU because it made me excited to see others like myself thriving on all levels.
"...creating this app would be the best possible way to reach black communities all over the world."
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
Attending Morgan State University gave me the opportunity to meet some great people. Also it taught me to critically think on all levels.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
It was honestly freshman week, lol yeah when I saw how many of us choose Morgan State I knew IT was something special.
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
Dr. Jackson is a professor in the political science department. She continues to push me on all levels and make me understand that I have to be the best.
When and how did you discover your passion in life?
Growing up in an Afrocentric household I was always asked “What will be my legacy within the Black Community?
So starting freshmen year, I started thinking about how can I educate my people on a platform that they would have easy access to. So I started thinking about crazy ideas like writing a book (which I did), starting a pro-black organization, joining the NAACP and many more.
After talking to friends and doing extensive research for about 3 years, I decided that creating this app would be the best possible way to reach black communities all over the world. That’s why I created the “4 The Culture” app.
Morgan State University
Under Graduates: 6,302
Post Graduates: 1,396
- Athletics: Morgan State University offers men and women's basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field; women's-only bowling, softball, and volleyball; and men's-only football. Morgan State University competes in the NCAA Division I FCS and are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
- Notable Alumni: Earl G. Graves - 1957 - Entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of Black Enterprise magazine** David E. Talbert - playwright, TV producer, and entrepreneur** Dan Foster - Nigerian-based radio DJ** Mo'Nique - attended - Academy Award winning actress** William C. Rhoden - 1972 - New York Times columnist** Jae Deal - 2002 - Composer, music producer** Jan M. Alexander - 1982 - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County (2002–2010), Circuit Court, Baltimore County (2010–)** Alexander Wright, Jr. - Judge, Circuit Court, Baltimore County (1998–2000); Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals (2008–)** Catherine E. Pugh - Mayor of Baltimore**
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