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Friday, March 1, 2013

HBCU Digest Founder Jarrett Carter on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

 Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013 listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

Alcorn State University 2012 HBCU of the Year
On Saturday,  March 2, 2013 we continue to hear from powerful voices in higher education  as we welcome founder, Jarrett Carter. Tune in to hear why Jarrett Carter, an HBCU alum, began an online daily news site dedicated to the coverage of HBCUs. Listen as Jarrett Carter discusses HBCU Digest, the role and relevancy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the upcoming 3rd Annual HBCU Awards. Hear his insights on past HBCU School of the Year winners and why recognizing the accomplishments of HBCUs are important.

Jarret will also share why the importance of teaching media advocacy to HBCUs  should be part of every school's strategic plan for long term growth and stability while competing for the best and brightest students  now and in the future.

Living Your Best Life, radio that empowers, inspires, and motivates you to live your BEST life, is heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, the Inspirational Network, military bases and lived streamed at Ustream.TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About Jarrett Carter

Jarrett Carter, Founder of HBCU Digest

Jarrett L. Carter Sr. is the Founding Editor of, an online daily news blog dedicated to coverage of historically black colleges and universities throughout the United States. He is also the host of HBCU Digest Radio, a weekly talk radio program covering societal, cultural and institutional issues at HBCUs, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, a national non-profit organization working to enhance HBCUs' new media and media outreach opportunities.

A native of Seat Pleasant, MD., Carter graduated from Morgan State University in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in English with a journalism concentration.

Carter lives in Baltimore with his wife, Dr. La Keita D. Carter and two sons, Jarrett Jr. and Landen.

More About HBCU Digest

 The HBCU Digest is a daily blog/news curation resource, providing news synopsis, links and commentary on stories about America’s historically black colleges and universities. Started in January 2010, the site has grown from a news aggregation site (taking portions of content from other sources) to providing breaking news from outlets throughout the United States, original features and editorials, and special content unique to HBCU students and alumni culture. The HBCU Digest is also available on a weekly worldwide Internet broadcast, HBCU Digest Radio, which can be heard Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST.

Select editorials from the Digest are syndicated on the Huffington Post. Headlines from all HBCU Digest posts, along with regular commentary and reader Q&A’s are syndicated on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Content is also available through RSS feed. The Digest is published Monday through Saturday.

The HBCU Digest delivers news and information on all aspects of HBCU culture. Student life, alumni affairs, leadership, community, entertainment and sports. The Digest solicits press releases and media advisories from HBCUs and organizations supporting HBCUs.

The HBCU Digest is regularly read by HBCU students, alumni and administrators. Additionally, the Digest is a popular resource for editors and reporters looking for in-depth information on HBCUs. In 2011, the Digest was read by more than 250,000 people in all 50 states and in more than 173 countries around the world – about four times the attendance of the largest HBCU football classic in the country, the Magic City Classic between Alabama A&M and Alabama State.


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