December 27, 2021

PSEG Foundation to Provide STEM Scholarships in August 2022

Written by Howard University Newsroom  Howard University is proud to partner with the PSEG Foundation to offer scholarships to undergraduate environmental studies majors. The PSEG Scholars Program established at Howard University is designed to support students from communities previously underrepresented in environmental science and clean energy research, yet overrepresented in areas that battle the highest levels


Grambling State names Melanie E. Jones VP for Advancement, Research and Economic Development

Written by Grambling State University Grambling State University is moving forward by adding solid experience in developing and expanding its advancement programs, as GSU President Rick Gallot has announced the hiring of Melanie E. Jones as Vice President for Advancement, Research, and Economic Development. An energetic and transformative leader committed to advancing communities in which


Del State Aviation Program partners with Alaska Airline

Written By Delaware State University Aspiring pilots in Delaware State University’s Aviation Program now have a new possibility that will ensure that they will have a less expansive and clear path into an entry-level aviator position. Del State has reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines in which two selected Del State aviation students will become a

People wait in line for COVID-19 tests in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, Dec. 17, 2021. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty Images)

New York’s latest vaccine mandate begins Monday as Omicron spreads

By Jason Hanna and Aya Elamroussi, As the Omicron coronavirus variant spreads across the country, more events are being canceled or postponed, airlines and cruise lines are scrambling to deal with last-minute changes, and New York City’s vaccine mandate for the private sector is set to go into effect Monday. The new requirements begin as the state

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES - 2021/08/03: The Poor People's Campaign rallied and marched in Washington DC, where faith leaders, low-wage workers, and poor people from around the country protested for the US Senate to end the filibuster, protect voting rights, and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Hundreds were arrested in a non-violent act of civil disobedience outside the Hart Senate building. (Photo by Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Hundreds of faith leaders demand more from Biden and other Democrats on voting rights legislation

By Chandelis Duster, More than 800 faith leaders are urging President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats to pass voting rights legislation in 2022, writing in a letter released Thursday that the issue needs to be the administration’s “number-one priority” after measures stalled in the Senate. “We cannot be clearer: you must act now to protect every American’s


The seven principles of Kwanzaa

B Leah Asmelash, Christmas might be over, but Kwanzaa is just getting started. Today marks the start of Kwanzaa, also spelled Kwanza (with one ‘a’ at the end). It’s a seven-day non-religious holiday observed in the US, meant to honor African Americans’ ancestral roots. The celebration lasts until January 1. The name comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families hosted a pop-up toy shop in Glastonbury on December 21 to help families afford Christmas gifts for their children

Pop-up toy store by DCF helps families afford gifts for their children

By Marcy Jones It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and thanks to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, it feels like it too. The DCF hosted a Christmas toy pop-up shop called the “Olive Branch” in Glastonbury and it aimed to alleviate the financial burden for some parents during the holiday season.