November 15, 2021

Artist Tyler Ballon paints work depicting Black culture.

Artist whose works depict Black culture opening solo exhibit

By Kemberly Richardson A young artist from New Jersey who paints powerful works depicting Black culture is about to open his first solo exhibit in Manhattan this weekend. The collection of Tyler Ballon’s works is at the Jeffrey Deitch gallery in SoHo, and the 25-year-old says his paintings are meant to counter the negative narrative


Talladega College freshman publishes her first book

By Talladega College, Thubelihle Nkiwane, a freshman majoring in Psychology at Talladega College, recently published her first book titled, To the Inner-Most Self. According to Nkiwane, the book is a guide that will assist young people in developing a sense of identity and self-worth. She was inspired to write the novel after recalling her initial encounter with


Malone Jones among 2021 ‘Alabama Female Firsts’ at Stillman College

By Stillman College, Civil rights trailblazer Vivian Malone Jones, the first African-American to graduate at the University of Alabama, was honored posthumously Thursday at Stillman College for her career accomplishments and societal impact. Malone Jones is one of 15 inductees for the 2021 class of “Alabama Female Firsts.” The honor, created in 2017 by Stillman


Provost Farrah J. Ward and Vice Chancellor Gary Brown Complete Prestigious AASCU Millennium Leadership Initiative

By Robert Kelly-Goss Elizabeth City State University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Farrah J. Ward, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Gary Brown, have completed the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) institute. The AASCU’s MLI institute is a leadership development program providing opportunity to people


Edward Waters University (EWU) Partners with Apple and Tennessee State University to Become a Community Center for Coding and Creativity

By Edward Waters University Newsroom, Edward Waters will expand its education and career development opportunities for students and the Jacksonville community  Edward Waters University will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2. The teaching and learning initiative is designed to empower


Community Leaders Joined UDC, EPRI and Pepco to Unveil New Innovative Agriculture Pod at UDC’s Bertie Backus Campus

 By Erin Looney, ​ Community leaders gathered  at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub to unveil an innovative, new agricultural growing system as part of a collaboration between Pepco, UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The initiative furthers

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate with 40 world leaders in the East Room of the White House April 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president

By Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jasmine Wright, Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now, especially at a moment when President Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying

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)

Howard students are living in tents to avoid the mold, roach and mice infestation in their dorms

By Nicquel Terry Ellis, Jasmine Joof said she has been sick with congestion, coughing and headaches for several weeks after discovering the mold growing in her Howard University dorm caused an allergic reaction. The sophomore said she reported the mold issue to a residential adviser in September, but it was never addressed. So in October,