HBCU News announces PASSING THE TORCH series for Black Women’s History Month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – HBCU News is proud to announce the PASSING THE TORCH series, which will honor Black Women’s History Month with daily posts about the trailblazers of our past and present. During the month of April, HBCU News will feature side-by-side comparisons of extraordinary Black women from history and their modern-day counterparts.

Some of the women featured in the PASSING THE TORCH series will be:

  • Shirley Chisholm and Kamala Harris
  • Madam C.J. Walker and Oprah Winfrey
  • Billie Holiday and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

A complimentary downloadable collection of the daily PASSING THE TORCH posts will be available on the HBCU News website ( The digital publication will contain a dynamic collection of images and stories of the history makers who have laid the foundation for their successors.

“We think it is important to acknowledge the great women of our past who have made our accomplishments possible. We thank them and say ‘job well done, we’ll take it from here.’ They have passed the torch to women of the present and the future,” said Sandra Long, founder of HBCU News.

HBCU News, which officially launched in March of 2021, is dedicated to reporting on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the African American community. The platform covers politics, campus news, HBCU research, business, sports and entertainment.

HBCU News was founded by Sandra Long, Chief Executive Officer of SLA Worldwide, a turnkey publishing company, and former Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce. As the first African American woman to be appointed to the latter position, she understands the importance of introducing a news source that caters to the Black community. “Our community is not always talked about, documented or acknowledged, which is why HBCU News is so necessary today,” said Long.

The PASSING OF THE TORCH series can be viewed at and on the HBCU News app which can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and the Android Market.


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