EBONY unveils the 2018-19 class of EBONY HBCU Campus Queens, and, for the first time, the EBONY HBCU Campus Kings. The annual online voting competition recognizes the EBONY HBCU Campus Kings and Queens and provides voters with the opportunity to elect the top 10 contestants who they feel have most demonstrated the ability to inspire, lead and give back to their communities.

“We at EBONY salute these extraordinary young women and celebrate their successes, determination and work ethic,” says EBONY Media Operations CEO Michael Gibson. “And in today’s climate, it’s more important than ever to praise, uplift and celebrate the vibrancy and strength of our Black men. This is what we hope to accomplish with the inaugural class of EBONY HBCU Campus Kings.”

The HBCU Campus Queens franchise is one of the longest-running editorial features in America’s pre-eminent magazine focusing on the African-American experience. The participants embody the determination, inner beauty and positive impact that EBONY admires in our next generations. The young women who participate in the HBCU Campus Queens Program are poised to affect great social change within our collegiate, civic, national and global communities. To celebrate these same characteristics among our male college students, we are pleased to introduce the EBONY HBCU Campus Kings Program during the 2018–2019 academic year.

To learn more and to vote for your favorite contestant, visit 2018–2019 EBONY HBCU Campus Kings and Queens. You are allowed to vote as often as you’d like for as many contestants as you’d like. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.


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.