November 2021

Fayetteville State University Set to Receive Largest State Budget Allocation in over 35 Years

By Fayetteville State University Newsroom, With Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of his intention to sign the budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly when it reaches his desk, Fayetteville State University (FSU) will receive nearly $152 million in new capital construction projects and repairs and renovations and will be the only University to be added to the NC


Keesha Middlemass, from Howard University’s Department of Political Science, Joins PBS NewsHour’s ‘Searching for Justice’ Panel

By Aaliyah Butler Howard University Department of Political Science professor Keesha Middlemass,Ph.D, will join PBS NewsHour for an hour-long discussion on life after prison, the challenges of the reentry process for returning citizens, and why it matters. A part of PBS NewsHour’s ongoing “Searching for Justice” coverage, the event will be livestreamed on the PBS

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kanye West and Virgil Abloh after the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Kanye West leads tributes to Virgil Abloh with moving Sunday Service cover of Adele’s ‘Easy on Me’

By Toyin Owoseje, Kanye West honored his late friend, barrier-breaking designer Virgil Abloh, by dedicating the latest installment of his Sunday Service series to the cultural icon as tributes poured in from around the music and fashion world. Abloh, the acclaimed menswear designer for Louis Vuitton, founder of haute-streetwear label Off-White and prolific DJ, died aged 41 on


Three Women Make History, Music at GSU

By Grambling State University, History was made in the World-Famed Tiger Marching Band this semester when the “Snare Sistahs”  — Janequia Alberty, Brianna Cannady, and Ya’Lisha Gatewood  — came together to play the snare drums. “Women have been a part of the snare drum since the early ‘80s,” said Edwin Thomas, a Grambling State University


ECSU’s Public Radio, WRVS, Celebrates the Airwaves with SuccessFest 2021 Fall Membership Drive

By Robert Kelly-Goss Elizabeth City State University’s public radio station, WRVS 89.9 FM, is making waves over the air this week with its SuccessFest 2021 Fall Membership Drive. The biannual membership campaign and week-long radiothon kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 31 with no tricks, only treats. According to ECSU’s director of radio and television services,

Actor Jussie Smollett (C) arrives at court for a hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opens with jury selection

By Jason Hanna, Omar Jimenez and Bill Kirkos, The long road in the Jussie Smollett case finally reached trial Monday in Chicago, more than two years after police first alleged the actor lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wrongfully diverted weeks of investigative manpower. The former “Empire” actor, who is Black and gay,


Center for Racial Justice receives $5 million gift from Kirkland & Ellis

By Dillard University Newsroom, Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Dillard University’s Center for Racial Justice will receive a $5 million gift to create an endowment to fund paid internships at various civil rights and public interest organizations. Dillard alumnus, Michael D. Jones, Esq., is Kirkland’s first Black partner. Dillard is among seven Historically Black Colleges and


FAMU Housing Office Launches Campaign to Attract Student Talent

By Kylah Thompson, The Office of University Housing at Florida A&M University (FAMU) recently launched a program called the “Leadership Lab” to attract student talent. According to the Housing department’s student employment page, interested students can expect to enhance their leadership competencies in areas such as advocacy, administration, programming, and cultural intelligence. There are currently

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: MEEK--Rep. Carrie P. Meek, D-Fla., in her office. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Carrie Meek, trailblazing Black former congresswoman, dies at 95

By Paul LeBlanc and Sarah Fortinsky, Former Rep. Carrie Meek, who broke barriers throughout her winding political career as the daughter of a sharecropper and granddaughter of a slave, died Sunday in her Miami home. She was 95. Meek’s death came after a “long illness,” family spokesperson Adam Sharon said in a statement describing the

Washington, UNITED STATES: The US Department of Health and Human Services building is shown in Washington, DC, 21 July 2007. The department, which began operations in 1980, has more than 67,000 employees. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccine mandate for some health care workers blocked in 10 states

By Tierney Sneed A federal judge in Missouri issued an order Monday partially blocking the Biden administration from implementing a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers. The judge’s order, which covers the 10 states that brought the case, played down the effectiveness of the vaccines and said that the “public would suffer little, if any, harm

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