May 12, 2023

A&T Elevates Service Excellence By “Bringing The Aggie Experience To Life”

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is embarking on training its frontline staff and managers through a new customer service initiative, “Bringing the Aggie Experience to Life.” The university incorporated this initiative in its recently unveiled “Preeminence 2030: North Carolina A&T Blueprint.” This latest strategic plan, which builds on

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Fort Lee, Virginia, named for a Confederate general, will be renamed to honor Black Army pioneers

By Emma Sánchez Fort Lee in Virginia will be officially renamed Fort Gregg-Adams on Thursday after two Black officers who made significant contributions to the U.S. Army. The post is one of nine Army bases that will be renamed as part of the process of  redesignating bases named after Confederate leaders, according to an Army statement. “We

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U.S. Lawmaker Urges TSU Graduates To Help Protect Democracy and Give Back

By Emmanuel Freeman United States Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, the man who led the congressional investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, told Tennessee State University graduate school candidates to be aware of forces that are trying to change the course of democracy in the country by twisting facts and reality to

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FILE - Opera singer Grace Bumbry performs in New York in March 1982. Bumbry, 86, a pioneering mezzo-soprano who became the first Black to sing at the Bayreuth Festival, died Sunday, May 7, 2023, at Evangelisches Krankenhaus, a hospital in Vienna, according to her publicist, David Lee Brewer.(AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)

Pioneering Black opera singer Grace Bumbry dies at 86

Grace Bumbry, a pioneering mezzo-soprano who became the first Black singer to perform at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival during a career of more than three decades on the world’s top stages, has died. She was 86. Bumbry died Sunday at Evangelisches Krankenhaus, a hospital in Vienna, according to her publicist, David Lee Brewer. She had a

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Spelman College Announces Baccalaureate Speaker, 136th Commencement Speaker, Valedictorians and Honorary Degree Recipients

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College announced today, plans to hold the College’s 2023 Baccalaureate Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. (ET), at the Georgia International Convention Center. The guest speaker is Reverend Traci Blackmon, associate general minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ. Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of

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