February 2023

Keylin Perez, Miss Coppin State University. The 22-year-old is the first Latina to hold the crown in the school’s history.

The first Latina queen at a historically Black university drew online backlash. But she didn’t back down.

By Edwin Flores When Keylin Perez became the first Latina to be crowned Miss Coppin State University in Baltimore, she was thrilled. She had been named the university’s Miss Sophomore and Miss Junior previously and was eager to continue representing the school with pride as the 91st Miss Coppin State University queen. But after a TikTok


Adidas announces extension of partnership with GSU

By Rashad Grove Adidas, a global leader in the sports apparel industry, has announced a 5-year extension of its partnership with Grambling State University (GSU). Marking the renewed partnership, the Tigers debuted the officially licensed Grambling State University x D.O.N. Issue #4 sneaker’s exclusive colorway at the HBCU Classic during the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend, which


Good Morning America Broadcasts ‘Be the Match’ Community Drive Live from Howard University

By Brooke Brinson It was a family affair as Howard University student athletes, cheerleaders, SHOWTIME marching band and Royal Court built awareness around the importance of African Americans joining registration lists for life-saving bone marrow and stem cell transplants. Good Morning America and local ABC7News health reporter Victoria Sanchez broadcast live from Burr Gymnasium, one


Virginia State University To Host National Leaders To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Courtesy of Virginia State University Social justice organization to convene students and inspire them to take action. Virginia State University has partnered with entertainment and business leaders to bring attention to the importance of criminal justice reform and advocacy. REFORM Alliance, founded by recording artist Meek Mill and others, will convene VSU students and local


Morehouse School of Medicine, Amgen, and the Association of Black Cardiologists Announce Cardiovascular Study to Evaluate Association Between Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Risk in African Americans

Courtesy of Morehouse School of Medicine Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the African American Heart Study, in collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), that will measure the association between Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in 5,000 African American individuals across the United States. ASCVD is


Moorland-Spingarn Research Center to Lead Nationwide Transcribe-a-thon of Anna Julia Cooper Artifacts on Frederick “Douglass Day”

By Imani Pope-Johns Today, Howard University faculty, students and staff of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center will join people across the country and around the world to celebrate Douglass Day. In honor of the chosen birthday of Frederick Douglass, members of the public, including teachers and students, are invited to join an online crowdsourcing project that


FAMU Secures $5.4M Federal Grant to Bridge Southside Tallahassee Digital Divide

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University (FAMU) acquired a $5.4 million two-year National Telecommunications and Information Administration grant to fund an initiative to bridge the digital divide between the Tallahassee campus and the surrounding under-served community. “This award to FAMU is designed to reduce the digital divide and increase economic growth in Tallahassee by allowing

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