March 15, 2023

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Ruth E. Carter, winner of the Best Costume Design award for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," poses in the press room during the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images /AFP (Photo by Arturo Holmes / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Ruth E. Carter becomes 1st Black woman to win 2 Oscars

Ruth E. Carter made history: The costume designer behind the “Black Panther” films became the first Black woman to win two Oscars. Carter took home best costume design Sunday night at the 95th Academy Awards for the Marvel sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Carter also won in 2018 for “Black Panther,” which made her the first


More Black families are choosing to homeschool their children

By Athena Jones Tracie Yorke grew concerned about the quality of education her son was receiving after his school moved to remote learning during the pandemic in 2020. Yorke, of Hyattsville, Maryland, described her fourth grader’s Zoom classes as chaotic – it looked as if teachers had not been trained in virtual instruction, she said.


Cheyney University Redevelopment Project Part Of Push To Boost Minority Representation In Life Sciences

By Ryan Mulligan The nation’s first historically black college or university continues to push into life sciences through a new project that will give companies on-campus lab space and seeks to boost student interest in the industry. Cheyney University is moving forward with its thinkUbator, a concept that is being built out in partnership with


Bowie State University Announces Spring Commencement Speaker

By David Thompson Kenneth C. Frazier, executive chairman of Merck & Co., Inc. board of directors, will deliver remarks to over 800 graduates at Bowie State’s Spring Commencement on Friday, May 26, at Bulldog Stadium. Frazier joined Merck in 1992 and held various positions of increasing responsibility including General Counsel before becoming President and CEO


Mass Comm’s Nyla Branam takes part in White House briefing

Recently Nyla N. Branam, a senior Mass Communication/Public Relations major from Baltimore, Md., was selected to be a part of a group HBCU student journalists who took part in a White House press briefing with Vice President Kamala Harris and White House Senior Advisor Keisha Lance Bottom. Below is an article written by Ms. Branam about the experience: HBCU students participate