“It Takes A Village” Play ball together. Go to the movies. Shop at the mall. Those are the types of experiences that every young boy should have with his dad—and Roger Herring had that close bond with his father. But, suddenly, his father was gone. And that abandonment left Roger heartbroken. But, fortunately, there was [...]Continue Reading »
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“It Takes A Village” Play ball together. Go to the movies. Shop at the mall. Those are the types of experiences that every young boy should have with his dad—and Roger Herring had that close bond with his father. But, suddenly, his father was gone. And that abandonment left Roger heartbroken. But, fortunately, there was [...]
“Thanks, Dad” At the age of 7 the mother of Albert Phillips, Jr. disappeared from his life, the victim of mental illness. At the time Albert Phillips, Sr. had to step up to the plate and raise his son. The challenge? Up to that point, Albert Phillips, Sr. had lived a life that involved a [...]
After sharing his story about his love for his father, Albert here tells of his desire to get reacquainted with his mother, who he hasn’t seen since he was 12 years old.
“DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL” When a biological dad exits a child’s life, can anyone step into that role as an adequate replacement? That’s the dilemma that Jamece Wiggins (Morgan State University Class of 2013) faced—a dilemma that led to inner struggles while growing up. In this video, Jamece discusses the “Real Dad” vs. “Biological Dad” struggles [...]
The Morgan List, influenced by HBO’s “The Black List” and “The Latino List” is a website established to tell the stories of the Morgan State University community. Much in line with NPR’s “StoryCorps” and the New York Times’ “One in 8 Million,” we feel that everyone has a story. This is the place for the [...]
“BRIDGING THE GAP” You might not classify someone having two black parents—one from America, and one from Nigeria—as being “mixed race.” Yet that’s how Iyore Odighizuwa, a 2012 graduate of Morgan State University, describes her life growing up in America. And in this video she discusses the challenges of always trying to fit in and [...]
“Stay the Course” Back when Brian Waters graduated from high school in 2004, he assumed he’d be done with college by now. But the nearly nine years since then have taken him on paths he never expected to travel—paths that he says makes him a better man today. Brian is a senior at Morgan State [...]
“MUSIC IS MY HEART” Vance Brinkley once thought he’d embark on a career as a television sports journalist. Why not — he was an all-county wrestler in high school, and stays competitive in sports in college as a member of the Morgan State University lacrosse club. But a love for underground music—and his involvement with [...]
“A SOUL I YEARN TO MEET” Meet Jasmine Brown, a senior Broadcast Journalism major at Morgan State University. Jasmine never got a chance to meet her grandmother, Anna Mae. But in this video Jasmine discusses how she paid tribute earlier this year to a Anna Mae, who passed away in 1982. A hard-working multi-media [...]