November 24, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Michael Strahan on stage Daymond John interviews him during the 2021 Black Entrepreneurs Day at The Apollo Theater on October 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, to send Michael Strahan to edge of space

By Jackie Wattles, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, announced that it would be launching Good Morning America host Michael Strahan to the edge of space. Strahan will be joined by the daughter of the first American astronaut and four paying customers. Liftoff is slated for 9:30 am CT on December 9 from Blue Origin launch facilities near


Xavier University of Louisiana announces a Bachelor of Science in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Program

By Xavier University of Louisiana Xavier University of Louisiana is excited to announce its new Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering program beginning in January 2022. The university is the first HBCU to implement such a program, and students in the 120-hour program will receive a Bachelor of Science upon their graduation. The curriculum is designed for


Country Music Star Kane Brown’s Campus Performance Shines Light on HBCUs

By Luca Johnson, Tennessee State University made a historic appearance at the American Music Awards on Sunday with country music star Kane Brown’s campus performance. The five-time AMA winner wooed the crowd with a performance of his hit, “One Mississippi.” He also gave fans a look into his Tennessee and Georgia roots, as well as


Claflin University Senior Named a Rhodes Scholar Finalist

By Claflin University, Shone Nairn Jr., a Claflin University graduating senior from Nassau, Bahamas, has been recently named a finalist for a 2022 Rhodes Scholarship, a first in Claflin’s 152-year history. A mathematics major with a 3.9 grade point average, and a member of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College, Nairn will represent Claflin University


Jackson State alumna and expert economist will keynote the fall 2021 commencement

By Jackson State University, The keynote for the occasion is Kristen Broady, Ph.D., a JSU alumna and Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution. An expert on economic disparities, labor and automation, Broady has conducted extensive research and policy analysis on the impact of automation on the future of work, the racial wealth gap

UNITED STATES - MARCH 02: Shalanda D. Young, nominee to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies during her Senate Budget Committee confirmation in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Biden to nominate Shalanda Young as budget director, elevating well-respected deputy

By Jeff Zeleny, President Joe Biden will nominate Shalanda Young to lead the Office of Management and Budget, two officials said, elevating her to join the Cabinet after serving as deputy budget director during the first year of the administration. The White House is set to make the announcement in a statement as soon as

Relatives of the Groveland Four, from left, Vivian Shepherd, niece of Sam Shepherd, Gerald Threat, nephew of Walter Irvin; Carol Greenlee, daughter of Charles Greenlee, gather at the just-unveiled monument in front of the Old Lake County courthouse in Tavares, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Saying they were denied fundamental rights, local prosecutor Bill Gladson has filed a motion to clear the names of the four men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman more than seven decades ago in what is considered one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Jim Crow-era Florida. Gladson filed a motion on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 to dismiss the indictments of Ernest Thomas and Samuel Shepherd and to set aside the judgments and sentences of Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

4 Black men exonerated more than 70 years after being wrongly accused

By Sara Weisfeldt, The families of the “Groveland Four” got some closure Monday after Florida officially cleared four young Black men wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old White girl in 1949. Circuit Court Judge Heidi Davis in Lake County, Florida, granted the State’s motion to posthumously dismiss the indictments of Ernest Thomas and Samuel Shepherd


Grambling State University launches program to empower residents, students, and faculty to prevent type 2 diabetes

By Grambling State University Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Approximately 88 million American adults have prediabetes – and without taking action, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. In partnership

Students in the North Kansas City school district are fighting back against a parent group that wants the district to ban certain books.

Kansas City students fight back against parent group who want certain books banned

By Jackson Kurtz Students in the North Kansas City school district are fighting back against a parent group that wants the district to ban certain books. The parents say the books are inappropriate. Over a dozen students were at the district’s school board meeting, many passionately describing why it’s important to keep books on the


Biden spins a message of hope as an anxious nation readies for Thanksgiving

By Stephen Collinson, When a president has to assure Americans there’ll be enough turkey for Thanksgiving, it’s a sure sign of national malaise. That was the case Tuesday as the holiday season begins with citizens, already wearied by the worst public health crisis in 100 years, now punished by rising prices, the painfully high cost of gasoline