December 14, 2021

Jamel Ali, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering is flanked by, from left, Ph.D. student Tyler Gregory, postdoc Dr. Bobby Haney and Ph.D. student David Quashie Jr. in the lab at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee, Florida.

FAMU Professor Awarded $450K AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Grant

by Andrew Skerritt A Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor has received an Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award. The award to Jamel Ali, Ph.D., marks the first YIP award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), the agency announced. An assistant professor of

TORONTO, ON- DECEMBER 13 - Fans are reminded that the game Thursday December 16th is postpones because of COVID-19 protocols affecting the Chicago Bulls as the Toronto Raptors play the Sacramento Kings at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. December 13, 2021. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Covid-19 outbreaks in 3 leagues postponing games and forcing key players to miss games

By Steve Almasy, With winter almost upon us and people spending more time indoors, Covid-19 cases have been rising. Sports groups and their players have not been spared — and Monday saw several announcements connected to the protocols each league has set up for competitors and staff members. Here’s a look at the Covid news from the


WHUR Unveils Mural Marking 50th Anniversary

By the Howard University Newsroom 96.3 WHUR is marking 50 years of excellence in broadcasting and community service Friday, December 10th at 10:30 a.m. with a special mural unveiling outside Ben’s Chili Bowl at 1213 U Street, NW. The radio station first hit the airwaves December 10, 1971 at 6pm. Five decades later, WHUR is highlighting its

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: The new 2009 Golden Globe statuettes are on display during an unveiling by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. The 66th annual Golden Globe Awards are scheduled for January 11. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Golden Globes and Critics Choice faceoff adds off-screen drama to awards season

Analysis by Brian Lowry, If an awards show happened and nobody could watch it, would it make a sound? The Golden Globes appear determined to find out. After a scandal-plagued year that forced the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to announce an overhaul of its membership ranks and prompted NBC to drop the annual telecast, the


JSU’s Elayne Anthony appointed incoming president of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters

By Jackson State University, Elayne H. Anthony, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Jackson State University (JSU), is the newly appointed incoming president of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.  Anthony, the first journalism educator in the state to hold the position, will begin her term in 2023. “I am so proud to represent


Hampton University Senior Woman Administrator Appointed to NCAA Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee

Courtesy of the Hampton University News Staff For the second time in as many months, Hampton University’s Senior Woman Administrator, Dr. Paula L Jackson, has been appointed to a national committee. Effective immediately, she is now a member of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee with a term of service continuing through June 30, 2023

A general view from a bedroom window inside the home of the Cato family after a devastating outbreak of tornadoes ripped through several U.S. states in Mayfield, Kentucky, U.S. December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Cheney Orr TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

In one Kentucky town, many tornado survivors are left with just the clothes on their backs

By Kelly McCleary, Holly Yan and Theresa Waldrop, The destruction was instantaneous as many homes and businesses were tossed in the air after a tornado outbreak across eight states — but those who survived, many of whom are left with only the clothes on their backs, now face a daunting path toward recovery. About 75%


Harris to announce new private sector investments in Northern Triangle

By Jasmine Wright and Priscilla Alvarez, Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday  announced a new slate of commitments from the private sector to invest in the Northern Triangle, senior White House officials say, marking the administration’s latest attempt to address the root causes of migration from the region by promoting economic opportunity. The announcement follows an initial agreement, dubbed