Tag: Tuskegee University

Hip-Hop Prez Raps After Fight

By Michael April 18, 2015 3

TUSKEGEE, AL (Cascade Press)

A week after fights broke out in the Chappie James Center during a Young Thug concert, Tuskegee’s hip-hop quoting president, Brain Johnson took to social media to rap a hip-hop ditty: “Hear this again and again and again. All I ever did do, do or will continue to do is win.” read more

Tuskegee Student Shot

By Michael April 13, 2015 11

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Publishing)

According to several parents who have students attending Tuskegee University, a Tuskegee student was shot in the leg over the weekend. The name of the student has not been released, but it is believed that the student is from the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Anonymous sources inside the Tuskegee City Police Department said, “the student was shot while attending a hip-hop concert in the Daniel “Chappie” James Center.” However, the City of Tuskegee has left the investigation of the incident up to the Tuskegee University Police Department. A call to the university’s Chief of Police, Patrick Mardis, seeking information about the shooting was not returned by publication time. Also, messages left with the president’s office and the public information office were not returned. read more

Who Runs Tuskegee?

By Michael March 24, 2015 4

Who runs Tuskegee University?

In 1880 Tuskegee was established as a teacher’s college with a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. They elected their successors and are responsible to no one.

The initial Trustees were Lewis Adams, the Negro Shopkeeper who actually founded the school; George Campbell, a white banker befriended by Adams and a representative; appointed by the State of Alabama in exchange for an annual appropriation of $2,000 for teachers’ salaries. read more

Dr. Johnson Center of TU Storm

By Michael March 23, 2015 11

Dr. Brian L. Johnson, the new president at Tuskegee University is at the center of a storm brewing on the East Alabama campus, that once reveled itself as the “pride of the swift growing South.”

Johnson’s tenure got off to a rocky start when many in the alumni community questioned his lack of senior executive experience at the postsecondary level. read more

Tuskegee Protest Underway

By Michael March 20, 2015 20

Tuskegee University students have issued a demand to the school’s Board of Trustees to fire newly- appointed President Brian Johnson. Johnson has been on the job for less than a year. He was selected by the Tuskegee Board of Trustees at the behest of Board Chairman General (Ret.) Charles Williams. read more