November 01, 2021

NSU's Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research building on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. (Chris English/Tigermoth Creative)

Norfolk University Receives $5M To Develop New Master’s Program

By Norfolk State University, Norfolk State University, with Dr. Marie St. Rose serving as the Project Director, has received $5 million to establish a Master of Health Informatics degree program in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. The cooperative agreement, in consortium with the Virginia Department of Health and the Hampton Roads Community Health


Coppin State University Creates Freddie Gray Scholarship With Donation from McDonald’s

By Coppin State University Newsroom, Coppin State University (CSU) has created the Freddie Gray Student Success Scholarship that will benefit graduates of Carver Vocational-Technical High School. Named in honor of a former Carver student, the Freddie Gray Student Success Scholarship, was created to provide access and opportunity to students who desire to pursue higher education.


Morehouse College Core Curriculum Effectiveness Ranked #1 Among HBCUs Nationally

By Morehouse College, Morehouse College has the #1-rated core curriculum of any HBCU nationwide, according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), which annually assesses what college students actually learn at their institutions. ACTA’s What Will They Learn report focuses on core academic effectiveness, as opposed to endowments and other criteria tangential to instruction, and


Howard University Gives Tribute to the Legacy of Lucy Diggs Slowe with Street Designation Ceremony

Written by Aaliyah Butler, Lucy Diggs Slowe made an impact on education, women’s studies, organizational development, race politics, philosophy, and sports. Renaming a street in her honor builds on the growing interest in women’s movements. In an era where more Black women than ever are running for and winning political offices and where Black women

An American Airlines plane prepares to take off from the Miami International Airport in Miami, on June 16, 2021. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

American Airlines cancels more than 600 flights on Sunday

By Pete Muntean and Ramishah Maruf, American Airlines canceled another 634 flights on Sunday, more than 12% of its total operations for the day, the company said Sunday. The airline has now canceled more than 1,500 flights since Friday, as it deals with weather issues and staffing shortages that started last week. “With additional weather


Five mayoral races to watch on Tuesday

By Maeve Reston, Voters head to the polls to cast ballots for mayor in key American cities on Tuesday. Divisions that have played out in Washington between moderate and progressive Democrats are also very much alive in these races in predominantly Democratic cities as the party tries to chart its future. Overhauling policing procedures has

A logo sign outside of the headquarters of Novant Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on September 14, 2019. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

A White hospital executive says he was fired and replaced by 2 women as part of a diversity push. He sued and was just awarded $10 million

By Rebekah Riess, A White man has been awarded a $10 million payout in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against his former employer, which he said fired him and replaced him with a White woman and a Black woman as part of a push for diversity, according to court documents. Plaintiff David Duvall was hired as

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Tents are set up near the Blackburn University Center as students protest poor housing condition on the campus of at Howard University October 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Students have complained about mold and poor conditions in some dorm rooms and over 100 students have been staging a weeks-long protest to highlight the issues. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Black leaders rally around Howard University students protesting poor living conditions on campus

By Nicquel Terry Ellis and Jennifer Henderson, Black leaders are rallying around Howard University students who have been protesting since earlier this month what they say are subpar living conditions such as mold, mice and roaches in campus dorms. Students at the historically Black college in Washington, DC, have been assembling for sit-ins at the


Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame names Dr. Hildreth among this year’s honorees

By Meharry Medical College, Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James E.K. Hildreth was named among the 10 inductees recognized in the Tuesday, October 19th Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame ceremony honoring pioneers, leaders, educators, executives and researchers in the state’s health care industry. The combined 2020 and 2021 classes were acknowledged at a


Los Angeles County offers $1.25 million each to 2 families whose loved ones died in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

By Stella Chan, Two families whose loved ones were killed when a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and others crashed on a California hillside have reached a tentative settlement over allegedly leaked photos of the scene. Lawyers representing Los Angeles County have offered $1.25 million each to the Altobelli and Mauser families. John Altobelli, 46, his