March 20, 2023

Fisk University Approved for $10 million to Launch Incubation and Innovation Center

Courtesy of Fisk University The project will reimagine Burrus Hall on Fisk’s campusas a community space to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in North Nashville and across the city. The Freeman Family will join Mayor Cooper and others for a kickoff ceremony Monday January 9th at 2pm Nashville, TENN. – On Monday, Mayor John Cooper and Fisk University will announce the launch of the Darrell S. Freeman Sr. Incubation and


TSU College of Agriculture’s Center of Excellence Trains Students To Take On Climate Change and Other Global Issues

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University’s wetland is crucial to the health of both water resources and wildlife in North Nashville. TSU graduate student Devin Moore said that’s why he is grateful to be able to participate in research of the TSU wetland project, ultimately benefiting local Nashville communities. Moore’s study of TSU’s wetland is


Howard Chess Making Moves During Pan Am Chess Games

By Edward Hill, Jr. Howard University has a rich tradition of making history, taking things where they have never been. So, it should be no surprise that the University’s latest quest for history making is in the sport of chess. Three years ago, the Howard Chess club formed and went through the expected changes of

San Francisco Board of Supervisors meet on the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The city voted Tuesday to ban sales of e-cigarettes, making it illegal to sell nicotine vaporizer products in stores or for online retailers to ship the goods to San Francisco addresses. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

San Francisco leaders show early support for $5 million reparation payments for eligible Black residents

By Taylor Romine A one-time payment of $5 million to each eligible Black resident is among recommendations unanimously accepted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors as part of a draft plan by a panel proposing reparations. The move Tuesday was an intermediate step, with a final report that includes board feedback due in June, the San Francisco


Two Delaware State Alums honored at MEAC Tournament

Courtesy of Delaware State University Delaware State University students, staff and alumni made their annual sojourn to the MEAC Basketball Tournament on March 8-9 to support the Hornets men and women’s teams and to celebrate two of their own. During the tourney week, the MEAC honored Delaware State University basketball star Jahsha Bluntt as one of


Cheyney University Symposium Highlights Students Working To Become Future Leaders In STEM

Courtesy of Cheyney University After a hiatus due to COVID-19, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania hosted its first poster session since 2019 during the first ever STEM Symposium co-sponsored by the Life Science & Technology Hub (LSAT Hub) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). The STEM Symposium highlighted undergraduate research and internship activities

FAMU professor and music phenom Darryl Tookes talks about some of his music and teaching high points.

FAMU Professor Darryl Tookes Conducts Remake of The Main Ingredient Classics

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University (FAMU) music business professor Darryl Tookes and other music faculty and students played major roles in recording the recently released The Main Ingredient’s R&B classics Everybody Plays the Fool and Just Don’t Want to be Lonely. Tookes, vocalist, composer, arranger, producer, poet, and activist, was the executive producer, lead singer, conductor, and