The Hampton University Ministers’ Conference is one of the most influential gatherings of black church leaders. And HU chaplain Debra Haggins O’Bryant is the event’s driving force.
The story about Nikole Churchill, the white student who recently won the title of Miss Hampton at the predominantly black Hampton University, has challenged a lot of folks to look at the race issue from yet another angle. Churchill beat out nine black women to win the school’s 15th annual beauty pageant, which awards a scholarship in addition to that fancy tiara. She was the first non-black student to ever win the crown.