November 17, 2021

ECSU Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon Appointed to American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors

By Robert Kelly-Goss, Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). During AASCU’s annual meeting in Clearwater, Florida this week, Chancellor Dixon was one of a number of university chancellors and presidents named to the board for


Stillman, Lt. General Willie J. Williams launch leadership institute

By Stillman College, As part of a commitment to innovation, cutting-edge programming, and academic opportunities, Stillman College’s Veterans Resource Center has launched the Lieutenant General Willie J. Williams Institute for Leadership, Education Equity, and Race Relations in America. The Institute expounds upon the life and legacy of Stillman alumnus Willie J. Williams, one of the


Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson Sports Complex Naming Ceremony

By University of the District of Columbia, Edwin B. Henderson set the tone and created the infrastructure for African American participation in athletics by creating leagues and associations for black athletes and referees when no such thing previously existed.” Edwin B. Henderson II, 2008 (Grandson of the late EB Henderson) A special fund has been


Talladega College professor serves as panel judge for national voice competition

By Talladega College, Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Pamela Burns-Bell, served as a regional judge for the 105 Voices of History competition in Washington D.C. She was one of only six judges who was selected to serve on the panel for the southeastern region. The 105 Voices of History is a Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) national initiative that

UNCASVILLE, CT - MAY 15: Enshrinee Vanessa Bryant addresses the guests during the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on May 15, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Vanessa Bryant must provide therapy records in lawsuit over fatal crash photos, judge rules

By Stella Chan and Theresa Waldrop, Vanessa Bryant must turn over mental health records in her lawsuit regarding leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, and others, a judge has ruled. Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County claims photos of the January 2020 crash site were shared by county fire and sheriff’s

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: The White House is seen after U.S. President Joe Bidens return on November 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden spent the weekend at Camp David. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Biden administration weighing how to approach Beijing Winter Olympic Games

By Kevin Liptak, The Biden administration is still weighing how to approach the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games, including the possibility of a diplomatic boycott, but hasn’t reached a final conclusion, officials familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The issue did not arise during a highly anticipated virtual summit between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart


A record number of Americans quit their jobs in September

By Anneken Tappe, A record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September as the sheer volume of available jobs is empowering workers to have their pick. Workers are quitting in search for better pay or better jobs, representing a fundamental shift in America’s labor market. “Labor now has the initiative, and the era of paying individuals less

Vehicles drive on the 110 Freeway towards the Los Angeles skyline at the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange during rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 2021. - The Metro C Line will eventually merge with the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project as infrastructure modernization and transit construction projects continue at the airport ahead of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics to reduce carbon emissions, traffic, and their impact towards climate change. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Here’s what’s in the bipartisan infrastructure package

By Katie Lobosco and Tami Luhby, President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law Monday, finalizing a key part of his economic agenda. It will deliver $550 billion of new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over five years, touching everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s broadband, water and energy systems.


JSU receives $10M from U.S. Health and Human Services’ ONC division to create public health informatics curricula

By Jackson State University, Jackson State University’s College of Health Sciences, “A CEPH-accredited School of Public Health,” has been awarded a $10 million cooperative grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology. The ONC created a Public Health Informatics and Technology (PHIT) Workforce Development Program that will

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, sits with Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, center right, during the trial of Greg McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, and a neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan in the Glynn County Courthouse, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are charged with the February 2020 slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool)

An attorney’s attempt to ban Black pastors isn’t keeping the Rev. Jesse Jackson away from the Arbery trial

By Nicquel Terry Ellis, The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he has a “moral obligation” to be in court during the trial of three White men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery and will be present for the rest of the week and beyond. “I am (standing) by people who are in need, backs against the wall,” Jackson said.