September 08, 2022

Universal Hip Hop Museum gets $5.5M in funding

By Raya Rajamani Hip-hop icons including Russell Simmons, Eric B and Grand Wizzard Theodore joined Mayor Eric Adams in the Bronx on Wednesday to celebrate $5.5 million in funding for the future Universal Hip Hop Museum. The museum, which is under construction at the intersection of Exterior Street and East 150th Street, will receive $2 million in

New British Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng walks outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Liz Truss’s cabinet is Britain’s first without a white man in one of the top jobs

The new British Prime Minister Liz Truss has selected a cabinet where for the first time a white man will not hold one of the country’s four most important ministerial positions. Truss appointed Kwasi Kwarteng — whose parents came from Ghana in the 1960s — as Britain’s first Black finance minister while James Cleverly is the first Black foreign minister. Cleverly,


SWARMAS1 Coaches’ Caravan Garners More than $100,000 In Donations

Courtesy of Alabama State University Alabama State Athletics held its first SWARMAS1 Coaches’ Caravan this summer and Hornet pride was on full display with more than $110,000 raised during visits to nine cities across Hornet Nation. ASU Athletic Director, Dr. Jason Cable, said the tour donations show the commitment and passion of our alumni and


UMES freshman enrollment hits highest rate since 2015

University of Maryland Eastern Shore When Latoya Jenkins hit the stage, she was energized. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Engagement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore could easily have felt worn down as she and her staff had been working tirelessly recruiting UMES’s incoming freshman class. However, she had a special pep in


Howard, FEMA partner to promote disaster readiness in African American communities

By Jarrett Carter A delegation of emergency management professionals joined dozens of Howard University students on the Yard yesterday as Howard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hosted a historic launch event for National Preparedness Month. Howard is the lead institution in a coalition of historically Black colleges and universities nationwide looking to work with the agency to


HBCU Alumnus Chadwick Boseman To Receive Disney Legend Honor At Upcoming D23 Expo

A Howard University alumnus has been selected by The Walt Disney Company for a very prestigious honor at its upcoming D23 Expo presented by Visa. Chadwick Boseman will be one of fourteen Disney Legends honored for their lasting contributions to DIsney’s iconic legacy. Most known for his celebrated role as the Black Panther, Boseman will be honored posthumously after passing away from colon


U.S. Department of Education Awards MVSU $3.9 Million for Upward Bound I Services

By Michael Coleman The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Mississippi Valley State University over $3.9 million to continue funding the Upward Bound I Program for the next five years. MVSU’s Upward Bound I Program serves low-income and first-generation students at Amanda Elzy High School, Gentry High School, Greenwood High School, Holmes County Central High


Fisk University Expands Marketing and Communications Team

Courtesy of Fisk University Fisk University is excited to announce that on September 1st, Fredrick Haywood, Jr. joined the Marketing and Communications team as the new Digital Marketing and Communications Manager to help further expand the institution’s rapidly growing digital footprint. As the new Digital Marketing and Communications Manager, Fredrick will be responsible for setting