December 01, 2021

Xavierite, Kirsten McGowan, Selected as Top 10 2021 Olay x Ebony HBCU STEM Queen

By Xavier University, Ebony Magazine’s longest-running editorial franchise, the HBCU campus queens competition, commemorates Black collegiate women around the world poised to make positive changes in the African American community. The competition highlights brilliant students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs in collaboration with cosmetics company Olay. Xavierite Kirsten McGowan was selected as a

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - NOVEMBER 30: Rihanna (C) attends the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Square on November 30, 2021 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince of Wales arrived in the country ahead of its transition to a republic within the Commonwealth. This week, it formally removes Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and the current governor-general, Dame Sandra Mason, will be sworn in as president. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - Pool/Getty Images)

Rihanna honored as ‘national hero’ of Barbados

By Lisa Respers France, Rihanna’s homeland wants her to continue to “shine bright like a diamond.” The singer was honored Monday in her native Barbados during its presidential inauguration, which served to mark the country becoming a republic. Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the crowd, “On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder


Howard University Names Princess Gamble Associate Vice President and COO of Development and Alumni Relations

By Howard University Newsroom, Howard University is pleased to announce that Princess Gamble will serve as associate vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of development and alumni relations. Gamble brings over 25 years of direct fundraising experience to Howard and joins the University from the Smithsonian Institution where she was a member of the founding staff

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 23: Atlanta councilman Andre Dickens speaks during Lil Baby's Warm Winter Wishes at West End Marta Train Station on December 23, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

City Councilman Andre Dickens will become Atlanta’s next mayor

By Rachel Janfaza, City Councilman Andre Dickens will become Atlanta’s next mayor, CNN projects, defeating City Council President Felicia Moore in a runoff election to determine who will hold the city’s top post. Dickens and Moore had advanced to the runoff after no candidate in a wide field received a majority of the vote earlier this month.


Chancellor Dixon Working with University Leaders Across U.S.

By Elizabeth City State University Newsroom, Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon has been appointed to the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Council of Presidents.  AGB is a premier organization that includes hundreds of large, small, public, private, and system members from across the nation. As a member of the Council of President, Chancellor Dixon is joining


Fayetteville State University is One of Seven Esteemed Universities Selected for Grant-Supported Research to Advance NASA’s Artemis Mission

By Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville State University (FSU) is embarking on an exciting journey that is in alignment with innovation, while breathing new life into university culture. FSU is one of just seven esteemed universities selected for grant-supported research to advance NASA’s Artemis mission to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon. The funding has


Grambling State Earns Future Forward Change Champion Award from HBCUgrow

Courtesy of Grambling University, Grambling State University was recently honored for winning the LEAD: Future Forward Change Champion Award for 2021 from HBCUgrow. The award, presented at the annual HBCUgrow LEAD Conference in Richmond, Va., is to recognize HBCUs that did a good job of pivoting to address the recent challenges and positioning in their

ICU nurse Samantha Lazzara, left, and Judith Mclean, right, a patient care technician, put on PPE gear before entering a COVID-19 patient's room in the ICU unit at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

As officials prep for Omicron, US hospitals are still battling severe Delta variant infections

By Travis Caldwell, While researchers gather more information on the Omicron variant detected in at least 20 countries and territories, the present reality is that the Delta variant is still spreading across the US and putting a strain on already over-taxed health care systems. In Michigan, Covid-19 hospitalizations are matching highs last seen in April 2020, shortly after the

Pictures of Josephine Baker and a red carpet lead to the Pantheon monument, rear, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 , where Baker is to symbolically be inducted, becoming the first Black woman to receive France's highest honor. A coffin carrying soils from the U.S., France and Monaco will be deposited inside the Pantheon. Her body will stay in Monaco at the request of her family. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Josephine Baker becomes first Black woman honored at the Pantheon in Paris

By Joseph Ataman, Black, American-born, a woman, and arguably best known for her exotic dancing: Josephine Baker hardly fits the profile of France’s historical heroes. But today, the performer from Saint Louis, Missouri, was granted one of France’s highest honors: A tomb in the Pantheon in Paris, the country’s monument to its heroes. There have been only 80

Lee Elder watches the flight of his ball as he tees off in the first round of play at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., on April 10, 1975. (AP Photo)

Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87

By Ben Morse, Lee Elder, who was the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour confirmed on Monday. Elder broke through Augusta’s race barrier at the 1975 edition of the famous competition. He was honored at the 2021 Masters, joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as an