March 08, 2023

HBCUs affected by recent bomb threats will be eligible for federal security grants

By Nicole Chavez The US Department of Education announced Wednesday that a number of historically Black colleges and universities that recently received bomb threats are now eligible for federal grants aimed at improving mental health resources and campus security. “The recent bomb threats experienced by HBCUs have shaken students and fractured their sense of safety and belonging,

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Tuskegee awarded more than $3.5 million for technology, connectivity upgrades

By Brittney Dabney The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded Tuskegee University $3.5 million as part of the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC). Tuskegee is one of 93 universities and 43 HBCUs receiving support to expand community technology hubs, upgrade classroom technology and increase digital literacy. The NTIA


TSU Forensics Team Brings Home 74 Awards After Competing At State, National Championship Tournaments

By the Tennessee State University Newsroom The Tennessee State University Forensics Team had a fantastic two weeks, competing at the Tennessee State Championship Tournament, and the HBCU National Competition where the team aimed to defend their three-peat national title run. In the back-to-back weekend tournaments, the team brought home a total of 74 awards. The

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Black journalism students get to be White House correspondents for a day

By Deon J. Hampton A group of Black journalism students who got a taste of being a White House correspondent for a day said the dream opportunity gave them the knowledge and motivation to become successful reporters and tackle news across America. Students representing 47 historically Black colleges and universities were invited to an exclusive


Students Raise Over $100k During Annual Helping Hands Radiothon to Support the 29th Annual Howard University Alternative Spring Break Program

By Murphy Jones Howard University Alternative Spring Break (HUASB) sent Howard University students to 25 U.S. domestic sites, including Puerto Rico and Ghana, to address social justice issues during their spring break, March 4-11, 2023. The 29th annual HUASB program has brought thousands of Bison to domestic and international sites to develop ethical leadership skills


FAMU Administrator Genyne Boston Named American Council on Education Fellow

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University (FAMU) administrator Genyne Henry Boston, Ph.D., has been selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year. Boston, associate provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and the chief of staff within the Division of Academic Affairs, was nominated by the FAMU senior administration and


Clark Atlanta University’s art and fashion department receives Macy’s grant for scholarships and programming

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University The Art and Fashion Department at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has received a $100,000 grant from Macy’s Future of Style Fund. The initiative aims to provide deserving students with scholarships and programming support, under Macy’s social purpose platform. Mission Every One, furthering the brand’s commitment to supporting historically black colleges