March 10, 2023

TSU College of Agriculture Host USDA Forest Service Event

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture hosted a USDA Forest Service-Southern Research Station Senior Leadership event this week, as a pipeline for employment opportunities for environmental science students. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station (SRS) visit this week was yet another opportunity to highlight the university’s ongoing commitment to research and becoming an

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Ja Morant and the Burden of Respectability Politics

By Anthony Conwright The clamor about Ja Morant brandishing what appeared to be a gun during an Instagram live video while at a Denver nightclub has been frustrating in that it continues the tradition of pathologizing Black people. Certainly, the sports punditry has cataloged the potential consequences of Morant’s actions, which include the loss of

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Black diabetes patients welcome Eli Lilly’s price cap, but say systemic medical barriers remain

By Claretta Bellamy The news last week that the drugmaker Eli Lilly will cap out-of-pocket costs for its insulin at $35 per month brought relief to some. But what remains are systemic problems with insurance coverage and misdiagnosis that continue to challenge many with diabetes. Mila Clarke, 33, is among the 12% of Black Americans who have been diagnosed

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Four Computer Technology Students Present at Women in Data Science Conference

By Jonathan Saxon A group of Bowie State computer technology students recently participated in a technology conference where they presented their work on a project aimed at helping people stay connected with each other in Puerto Rico. Jaylen Moody, Alivia Ross, Mayla Dobson and Oluwafunmilula Ogunseye took part in the virtual Women in Data Science

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Toni Morrison is memorialized on a USPS Forever stamp

By Jalen Brown The US Postal Service is honoring the late author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison with her own Forever stamp. “It’s a privilege to represent the 650,000 men and women of the Postal Service, as we honor Toni Morrison with one more tribute ‚ÄĒ our new stamp that will be seen by millions

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Howard Alumnus Gregory Robison at Charter Day: From Rural Virginia to Space Exploration

By Sholnn Z. Freeman Gregory L. Robinson, Howard alumnus and the senior NASA official widely praised for steering the successful launch of James Webb Telescope, addressed Howard University as the 156th Charter Day Convocation orator. Each year, the founding of Howard University is celebrated through the annual Charter Day Convocation and Charter Day Dinner on Saturday. The

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