August 2022

Claflin University Unveils Veteran Women Monument Saluting Brigadier General (Retired) Rwanda E. Young and The Leal and Loyal Veteran Daughters

Courtesy of Claflin University Ret. Brigadier General Twanda E.Young was honored for her historic accomplishments and her outstanding leadership and service to her country as an officer and woman in the United States Army at the unveiling of the Veteran Women Monument on the campus of Claflin University. Young is a 1989 graduate of Claflin

Lea Robinson, center, in 'A League of Their Own'.

‘A League of Their Own’ remake shows what it’s like to be Black and trans in the 1940s

By Tat Bellamy-Walker The joys and challenges of being a Black transgender man during the 1940s are on full display in the hit queer remake of “A League of Their Own,” which debuted on Amazon this month. Lea Robinson (pronounced Lee), a Black transgender and nonbinary actor, plays  Bertie Hart, the uncle of Maxine “Max” Chapman


Alumnus Casts ASU Alumni for New TV Pilot Saluting Alma Mater, HBCUs

By Hazel Scott/ASU When black people were denied access to higher education due to legal segregation, HBCUs were formed to give blacks a space to grow, excel, embrace their culture and find themselves in the process. The new TV pilot, “Rising,” written and produced by educator/writer/alumnus Dr. Sheldon C. McAfee, is a salute to those HBCU


Benedict College is the First HBCU in South Carolina to Offer an Accredited Environmental Engineering Program

Courtesy of Benedict College The Environmental Engineering Program at Benedict College received its initial accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the national organization that accredits undergraduate programs in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. Accreditation criteria and standards are developed with ABET’s member societies with the goal of assuring confidence in


Howard University Hosts #HUCares in a Stand Against Violence and Terrorism

By Brittany Bailer Howard University students, faculty and staff gathered on The Yard today in solidarity against recent bomb threats. In less that 48 hours, the University received two bomb threats, resulting in late night dormitory building evacuations. The Office of University Communications, the Office of the Chapel and the Office of Student Affairs organized


Morgan State University and Pfizer Collaborate to Offer New Doctor of Public Health Fellowship in Vaccines Medical Development

Courtesy of Morgan State University As part of an effort to facilitate more diversity in medical development and expand perspectives on vaccine-related real-world data and analysis, Morgan State University has partnered with Pfizer, one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, to establish the new Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Fellowship in Vaccines Medical Development. Offered


Xaiver University of Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy is collaborating with Gilead Sciences and Morehouse School of Medicine to address health inequities

Courtesy of Xavier University of Louisiana Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced a new health equity collaboration with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) at Xavier University of Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy. The collaboration is focused on addressing the

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N.C. A&T Begins a Student-Centered Year with New Records, Degree Programs and Momentum

By Todd Simmons and Jamie Crockett North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University starts the 2022-23 academic year today with more students than ever before, new academic programs and a research enterprise on a rapid rise. The university expects approximately 13,500 students this year – a purposely small increase over last year’s 13,322 headcount, though


Dillard Mock Trial’s ’21-’22 season comes alive on episodes of the ‘Class Action’ podcast

Courtesy of Dillard University The Dillard University Mock Trial Team is featured on three episodes of the “Class Action” podcast, a twelve-part documentary series that followed four teams throughout the 2021-2022 season. Dillard Mock Trial is featured on episodes 5 (“A Ram in the Bush”), 9 (Survive and Advance) and 12 (“The Promised Land”). The podcast followed Dillard Mock


TSU Faculty and Staff Return For New Semester, To Build Upon Successes

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover applauded employees for their contributions to the success TSU achieved as the university hit major milestones in 2021, challenging faculty and staff to take the university to even higher heights over the next five years. The 2022 Faculty-Staff Institute brought out more than 150 attendees as Dr.

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