October 04, 2022

MSM Gets Grant to Advance Genomics Research

By Donovan J. Thomas Morehouse School of Medicine is joining a $46 million collaboration focused on expanding genomic research efforts in order to discover new ways to treat and prevent diseases. The partnership, known as the Accelerate Precision Health program, is supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an organization created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his


College of Education Speaker Series at N.C. A&T to Welcome Author, Educator Paula Young Shelton

By Tonya Dixon The College of Education (CEd) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will welcome longtime early childhood educator and best-selling author Paula Young Shelton as guest speaker for the Dean’s Equity, Access and Advocacy Speaker Series and related events. Kicking off the day, Shelton will address students of Aggie Academy at


Howard University Master of Architecture Program Awarded DoE New Zero Energy Design Designation

By Hayya Shah The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy awarded its first-ever Zero Energy Design Designation (ZEDD) seal of recognition to Howard University for its master of architecture program with an equitable high-performance energy design concentration. Earned by only 12 collegiate institutions worldwide, this inaugural designation distinguishes post-secondary academic programs that impart


Sisters of Charity Foundation Announces 2022 President’s Fellows

Courtesy of Benedict College The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announced the start of a new class for the President’s Fellows program, an initiative in partnership with HBCUs in South Carolina that provides professional development experiences in philanthropy for African American males. The 2022-2023 President’s Fellows are: ● Marcus Alexander, Benedict College ●


U.S. Secretary of Ed Miguel Cardona visits DSU Riverfront

Courtesy of Delaware State University U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona believes that other colleges and universities ought to pay attention to what is happening at Delaware State University to get more black males in the teaching profession. University President Tony Allen, Dr. Shelley Rouser, Early College School Director Dr. Evelyn Edney and other University officials


Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Takes Part in Formal Swearing-in Ceremony

By Brenton Blanchet Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson completed a formal swearing-in ceremony on Friday, three months after her official swearing-in was conducted, and three days before the court begins a new term. The ceremony for Justice Jackson, 52, now the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, was attended by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as

FILE - Members of the Mississippi National Guard distribute water and supplies to Jackson residents Sep. 2, 2022, in Jackson, Miss. The NAACP said Tuesday, Sept. 27, that Mississippi is discriminating against Jackson’s majority-Black population by diverting badly needed federal funds for drinking water infrastructure to white communities that needed it less. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

NAACP says Jackson’s water problems are a civil rights issue

By Melvin Strong In a federal complaint Tuesday, the NAACP said Mississippi officials “all but assured” a drinking water calamity in Jackson by depriving the state’s majority-Black capital city of badly needed funds to upgrade its infrastructure. The organization asked the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the state’s alleged pattern of steering money to white


Fisk Announces Inaugural John Lewis Center Fellows

Courtesy of Fisk University Fisk University is excited to announce the first three Fellows of the John Lewis Center for Social Justice: Michelle Eistrup, Justin Jones, and Lena Winfree. These yearlong fellowships are focused in three specific areas of social justice impact: Arts/Culture: The Arts/Culture Fellow is inspired by extraordinary Fisk artists, poets, and musicians such

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JSU receives 1,000 cases of hydrogen-infused water from Hardy Beverages founder; touts Black philanthropy

By William H. Kelley III Jackson State University received 1,000 cases of HTWO premium hydrogen-infused water from Carolyn Hardy, president and founder of Hardy Beverages, LLC. Hardy donated the water to support the health and wellness of JSU students, faculty and staff amidst the water crisis that plagued the city of Jackson for a number of