Sports media company ClutchPoints has acquired HBCU Pulse, a publisher devoted to news, sports and entertainment at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
HBCU Pulse will now be at the center of a new diversity initiative called Empowered, which will offer student journalists the chance to produce sports coverage in video, social and podcast formats.
Twelve HBCU students from different institutions have been chosen to participate.
HBCU Pulse founder Randall Barnes has joined ClutchPoints as head of HBCU Culture. He will oversee program strategy.
“I am excited to join the ClutchPoints family and have long admired its mission to disrupt the sports industry online,” Barnes says. “Both companies were founded in a dorm room, so having the opportunity to provide these resources and access to HBCU students is full-circle.”
ClutchPoints is a certified Minority Business Enterprise.
“Supporting underrepresented communities is a passion point for us, and this initiative is the first of more to come,” says Jeetu Chawla, chief revenue officer of ClutchPoints.