HBCU students offer stories to promote positive black images

Actor-television personality Terrence J hosts a round-table discussion at Clark Atlanta University Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Atlanta. Students rallied from three of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities in an effort to promote positive images of African American youth. More than 300 students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College gathered for the #MyUntold campaign(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) - Students rallied from three of the nation's leading historically black colleges and universities to promote positive images of African-American youth.

More than 300 students from Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College gathered for "Wells Fargo Presents: My Life, My Story, #MyUntold." The panel discussion was held Tuesday at Clark Atlanta and hosted by actor Terrence J with the hopes of using the platform to affirm positive cultural perceptions.

The Associated Press spoke with Terrence J, who attended an HBCU, and three black students who shared their personal experiences about cultural mischaracterizations.

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TERRENCE J

Before he starred in the "Think Like a Man" movies and became co-anchor of E! News, it wasn't always an easy road for Terrence J. Poor grades out of high school meant schools such as Duke and the University of North Carolina turned him down.

Then