April 2022


London officers face misconduct review over stop of Black athletes

Five officers from London’s Metropolitan Police will face a gross misconduct hearing over the stop and search of two Black athletes, the force said Wednesday. Bianca Williams and her partner, Ricardo Dos Santos, who are both professional sprinters, were stopped in west London on July 4, 2020, while traveling with their 3-month-old baby in a


BSC Engineering Technology Industry Advisory Board Established

Courtesy of Bluefield State College Nearly a dozen selected industry leaders joined 30 Bluefield State College Engineering Technology students, faculty and administrators for the first meeting of Bluefield State College’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB), November 16.  The new IAB will provide insight as the Engineering Technology programs’ curricula become even more precisely tuned to develop

Board of Trustees committee meetings. FAMU Grand Ball Room

FAMU COVID-19 Testing Site Marks Two-Year Anniversary

By Andrew Skerritt Monday, April 25, 2022, marks the second anniversary of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) COVID-19 Testing Site. As the scale of the pandemic became evident two years ago, FAMU in collaboration with the Bond Community Health Center, the Leon County Health Department, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and other partners opened


Coppin State University Hosts Economic Empowerment Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Courtesy of Coppin State University Coppin State University hosted its Economic Empowerment Gubernatorial Candidate Forum at the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium.e forum gave voters in West Baltimore an opportunity to engage directly with candidates running for Governor, and to hear how their proposed policies may impact their commeunities. Seven candidates vying to become the 63rd Governor


Employment opportunities abound at job fair

By Danny Barrett Jr. Nathaniel Brown wants to be your company’s computer guy. “I’d love to land any job or internship in Computer Programming Technology,” Brown said. “I’m visiting with as many IT people as I can find.” Brown, of Byram, was among Hinds students who met with local job recruiters at the Raymond Campus

Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans is seen in this undated photo. The Catholic university, along with other historically Black colleges and universities, received a bomb threat Feb. 1, 2022. Areas of Xavier were evacuated and classes held virtually until about noon while the incident was investigated. Residential students also were told to shelter in place for a time. It was the second time in a less than a month that Xavier had been threatened. (CNS photo/courtesy Xavier University of Louisiana)

XULA BUILD’s Project Pathways Funds Virtual Reality Equipment for biology students

Courtesy of Xavier University of Louisiana Xavier’s Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (XULA BUILD) program, Project Pathways, has provided funding for virtual reality equipment to be used in Xavier’s Biology Resource Center (BRC). zSpace, award-winning virtual reality equipment, is built into a portable laptop and paired with 3D glasses and a specialized stylus. Its built-in


Howard University Graduate School Awards 20 Just-Julian Research Assistantships for 2022-2023

By Jimisha Relerford The Howard University Graduate School is pleased to announce that 20 doctoral students have been awarded the Ernest E. Just-Percy L. Julian Graduate Research Assistantship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The merit-based Just-Julian Assistantship saw a 20 percent increase in applicants from the previous year. “The awardees, selected by an interdisciplinary faculty committee on the


Claflin Senior Named a 2022 Disney UNCF Corporate Scholar

By Claflin University Claflin University Senior Daa’iyah Fogle has been named a 2022 Disney UNCF Corporate Scholar. She is one of 21 students from four-year institutions across the country, including many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Fogle, a student writer in Claflin University’s Office of Communications and Marketing, is a mass communications major from Greenville, S.C.

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