June 01, 2022

Fisk University Receives $1.4M to Return Historic Upward Bound

Courtesy of Fisk University After a 25-year hiatus, the federally funded TRIO-Upward Bound Program will return to Fisk University. The program will increase the number of low-income, first-generation students in the metro Nashville area who will obtain their high school diploma and go on to earn their college degrees. Fisk was among a select group


Slutty Vegan’s Aisha Pinky Cole to Deliver Address during Clark Atlanta University’s 33rd Commencement Exercises

By Clark Atlanta University Clark Atlanta University has announced that alumna, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist Aisha Pinky Cole will deliver the address during its 33rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, at 8:00 a.m. at the Clark Atlanta University Panther Stadium. Cole is the restauranteur behind the Slutty Vegan and Bar Vegan ATL phenomena. She began


Black-Owned Company City Fresh Foods Inks Historic Contract With Boston Public Schools

By Brandee Sanders Black founders are making strides in the realm of business while simultaneously evoking transformative change in their communities. According to Boston 25 News, the Black-owned company City Fresh Foods has inked a historic deal with Boston Public Schools. When it comes to the distribution of city contracts throughout the country, Black business owners are often


Two Xavierites selected as American Heart Association HBCU Scholars Awarded Medallions

Courtesy of Xavier University of Louisiana Xavierites Kennedy Singleton and Joshua Lewis were awarded medallions upon completing the American Heart Association’s (AHA) HBCU Scholars program. The AHA selected Singleton and Lewis to participate in their 2021-2022 HBCU Scholars program, providing research experience and virtual leadership workshops. They attended the AHA’s International Scientific Sessions, the largest


Primary Talent Partners Provides $100,000 Scholarship To Claflin University

Courtesy of Claflin University Claflin University announces that Primary Talent Partners (PTP) will invest $100,000 to support scholarships at Claflin University through its DiversIT Scholars program. PTP will fund 40 scholarships over the next five years to help remove financial barriers that often lead to high attrition rates among students at Historically Black Colleges and


SAU’s Television Station Granted Renewal of License from the Federal Communications Commission

Courtesy of Saint Augustine’s University Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) takes a step forward in reimagining its efforts to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion in television broadcasting. WAUG-LD, the nation’s oldest HBCU-owned commercial television station, was granted a renewal of its license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the next eight years. The renewal results