December 15, 2021

The Hampton University Marching Force to Takeover the Metropolitan New York Area, with Performances at the Prudential Center and Barclays Center on Saturday December 18

Courtesy of Hampton University News Staff  Coming off their electric performance at the 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Hampton University Marching Force will return to the Big Apple to astonish fans with a performance at the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic inside the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ at 1:00 pm and at halftime


President’s and Provost’s Scholars Reception honors 170 students for academic excellence

By Jackson State University Jackson State University recently honored 170 academic “champions,” with some of them gathering for the inaugural President’s and Provost’s Scholars Reception to receive gold medallions for their steady commitment to excellence. The event was held in the atrium of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology building on Sunday, Dec. 5. Mitchell Shears,


Howard University Association of Black Journalists Wins Award at 2021 Salute to Excellence Awards

Written by Howard University Newsroom The Howard University Association of Black Journalists members brought home four awards this past weekend from the 2021 Salute to Excellence Awards hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists. Emceed by actress and comedian Kim Coles, the virtual award ceremony recognizes more than 70 works of journalism and communications that best cover the


Two Agribusiness Graduate Students Awarded Florida Fertilizer Agrichemical Association Scholarships for Academic Excellence

By Andrew Skerritt Two agribusiness graduate students, Naila McCraney and Andrew Miller, each recently received a $2,500 scholarship award for academic excellence, sponsored by the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association (FFAA) Scholarship. Both are second-year graduate students with outstanding grade point averages who are working on their master’s theses under the supervision of Agribusiness Assistant Professor Michée

TOPSHOT - US Olympic gymnasts (L-R) Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols, arrive to testify during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector General's report on the FBI handling of the Larry Nassar investigation of sexual abuse of Olympic gymnasts, on Capitol Hill, September 15, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Larry Nassar victims reach $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, US Olympic Committee and insurers

By Jean Casarez, Eric Levenson and Laura Ly, USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and their insurers agreed to pay $380 million in a settlement with the victims of Larry Nassar, the former Olympic doctor who sexually abused girls for decades. Judge Robyn L. Moberly of the US Bankruptcy Court in the Southern

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: A COVID-19 vaccination pop-up site stands in Times Square on December 09, 2021 in New York City. As the fast-spreading new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in at least 19 states, health officials are urging Americans to get vaccinated and receive their booster shots. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘Boost everybody.’ CEOs should mandate boosters before returning office workers, Andy Slavitt says

By Matt Egan, The Omicron coronavirus variant will cause a “winter wave” that will complicate the return of workers to offices in the United States, according to Andy Slavitt, a former senior pandemic adviser to President Joe Biden. “The beginning of 2022 will be rough,” Slavitt told CNN in a phone interview. Scientists are still


NYC to get its first female police commissioner to lead the nation’s largest police force

By Rob Frehse New York City will get its first female police commissioner to lead the nation’s largest police department, after Mayor-elect Eric Adams picked Nassau County Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell. “Keechant Sewell is a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they