Heaven Lassiter, Lincoln University’s Miss Orange and Blue, shares in the excitement so many HBCU students and graduates feel after the historic win of one of their own, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
“Oh, we all woke up shouting, praising God that Black women, Black educated women have this opportunity,” Lassiter said.
Fellow student leaders say they feel more empowered than ever.
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“They’re highlighting our HBCUs and seeing so much more can come from our HBCUs. Now is the time to showcase who we are,” MIss Lincoln University Brianna Blake said.
University President Dr. Brenda Allen is Kamala Harris’ fellow Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sisters and also a graduate of Howard University.
“Even though HBCUs make up 3% of