December 03, 2021

Howard University Names Debra Bright, Ed.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Written By Howard University Newsroom staff Howard University is pleased to announce Debra Bright, Ed.D., has been named associate vice president for student affairs. Bright will support the various units and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs. “I am very excited to join the Division of Student Affairs at Howard University,” said Bright. “Howard students are some of the best


NFL suspends three players, including Bucs’ Antonio Brown, for violating Covid-19 protocols

By David Close, The National Football League has suspended three players, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, for three games without pay following a league investigation that determined the three violated Covid-19 protocols. Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent wide receiver John Franklin III, who has been on the Bucs’ practice squad, were the other players


TSU Receives $1 Million Center of Excellence Research Grant From U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

By Texas Southern University Texas Southern University (TSU) recently received a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a Center of Excellence that will advance transdisciplinary academic and empirical research and debate on affordable housing and community development policy. The COE will be known as the Center of


Miles College Chooses Apple To Bridge The Digital Divide

By Brad Jennings Miles College is launching its “Mobile Life” Student Success initiative to create a more innovative co-curricular learning and teaching environment for its students and faculty. As a part of that initiative, the College will provide all full-time students enrolled during the Spring 2022 academic semester with iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, Apple Pencil,

Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, November 28, 2021 - Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) exults while leading his team on a second half run against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

LeBron James clears NBA Covid-19 health and safety protocols after negative tests

By Travis Caldwell, Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is cleared to return to play after a brief stint isolated from his team due to the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols. James has provided negative PCR tests since he was scratched from playing Tuesday, the NBA said in a statement. “James was originally placed in the Protocols


Stillman enters ‘Passport’ network, broadens transfer student pool

Stillman College is increasing its recruiting footprint through a new membership with the Interstate Passport Network. Comprised mostly of Western colleges and universities, the Interstate Passport Network simplifies the transfer process for students and guarantees that all their credits will transfer to any of the 65 member institutions across 20 states, so long as they meet the

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Black parents say movement to ban critical race theory is ruining their children’s education

By Nicquel Terry Ellis and Eva McKend, When Danielle Atkinson’s daughter brought home a second-grade assignment that highlighted Christopher Columbus’s explorations, Atkinson said she began to notice inequities in the curriculum being taught in the school district. There were plenty of lessons about Columbus and other historic White figures, but the contributions of Black Americans

A "Hiring" sign is displayed during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The U.S. Department of Labor is scheduled to release initial jobless claims on March 15. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

America keeps adding jobs but we’re still not back to normal

By Anneken Tappe, The US jobs recovery has picked up steam again in the final months of the year, bringing some good news in the face of persistently rising prices and a new Covid variant. Economists polled by Refinitiv expect another sizable jobs gain in Friday’s November employment report — 550,000 positions. If that holds true, it would


Report finds racial bias in the bond market against historically black colleges and universities

By Amy Scott The bond market may seem like an unlikely place to find racism at work. But a new report suggests that discrimination may play a role in higher borrowing costs for historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. The research was inspired by a conversation with bond traders, said William Mayew, an accounting professor at Duke


Harris condemns Russian test of anti-satellite weapon at Biden administration’s first space council meeting

By Kristin Fisher, Leaders from all corners of the US government condemned Russia’s recent test of an anti-satellite weapon on Wednesday at the inaugural meeting of the National Space Council under the Biden administration, calling for accelerating the development of rules and norms in space. “Without clear norms for the responsible use of space, we face real threats to