EBONY reveals its 2018–19 top 10 EBONY HBCU Campus Queens and, for the first time, its top 10 EBONY HBCU Campus Kings. During a four-month online competition, voters select their favorite Kings and Queens from the 75 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that participate.
“The top 10 EBONY HBCU Campus Kings and Queens honor bright young Black men and women who exemplify leadership, community activism and philanthropy,” says EBONY Media Operations CEO Michael Gibson. “Given today’s climate, we make it our job at EBONY to praise and celebrate these HBCU royals and their achievements.”
This year’s top majesties are representative of a diverse group of men and women, all of whom carry their own distinct qualities, backgrounds and focuses.
Top 10 HBCU Kings
- Brandon Allen, Howard University
- Darrian Jackson, Jackson State University
- Drew Gray, University of the District of Columbia
- Everett Ransom, Livingstone College
- Jamaal Searcy, North Carolina Central University
- Jauan Durbin, Spelman College (Morehouse Student)
- Joseph Caldwell, Dillard University
- Kendall Chalk, Prairie View A&M University
- Mark Barton, Central State University
- Tommy Thompson, Bethune Cookman University
Top 10 HBCU Queens
- Aliyah Davis, Savannah State University
- Angelica Perkins, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
- Brittany Dorsey, Morgan State University
- Christina Harris, Winston Salem State University
- Janese Bibbs, Albany State University
- Kayla Waysome, Howard University
KeadriaMiller, Dillard University
- Kelsey Green, Xavier University of Louisiana
- Shelby Hunt, Livingstone College
- Tanzania Walker, Fort Valley State University
During the four-month run of the competition, Bennett College learned it was at risk of losing its accreditation due to financial instability. Many other Queens banded together in solidarity to show support for that college’s Queen, Brooke Kane, offering to forfeit their votes, send money and help raise donations via #StandwithBennett.. EBONY, along with many celebrities, alumnae and everyday people joined the movement. Today, Bennett College has surpassed its financial goal.
Stay tuned to EBONY.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes EBONY HBCU Campus Kings and Queens content. Engage using the hashtags #EBONYHBCUCampusKings2018 and #EBONYHBCUCampusQueens2018.