May 18, 2023

Talladega College awarded over $2.9 million to establish broadband network

Courtesy of Talladega College Talladega College has been awarded a $2,969,121.59 grant from the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program to expand high-speed internet service. On February 27, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it has awarded more than $175 million to 61 colleges and universities through the

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‚ÄčASU‚Äôs Choir, Conductor Make Their Carnegie Hall Debuts

By Hazel Scott For decades, Carnegie Hall has housed many amazing artists from Tchaikovsky to Dvorak and George Gershwin to Billy Holiday and the Beatles. World-renowned composers and musicians have performed at this highly esteemed concert hall. On May 13,  Alabama  State University’s concert choir took the stage in New York for this exclusive experience.

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Lincoln University Writers Thrive at Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

By Jenny Schaben Lincoln University (LU) creative writing students traveled to Denver, Colorado, this spring to participate in the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society annual convention. Students read their written works to respected audiences, discussed literature, met established authors, and made new friends from around the globe. According to Sigma Tau Delta, this unique event

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ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - MAY 8: Representative Cori Bush speaks during a press conference held by Just Majority on May 8, 2023 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images for Just Majority)

Rep. Cori Bush introduces bill on reparations for Black Americans

By Alana Wise Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush has introduced new legislation calling for $14 trillion in reparations for Black Americans, in an effort to see the federal government atone for the practice of chattel slavery and hundreds of years of racist policies that followed. “The United States has a moral and legal obligation to

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$2 Million Gift to College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Supports Scholarships, Faculty Positions

By Kevin Childs A $2 million gift from philanthropists¬†Joanne and William Conway¬†to the¬†College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences¬†‚Äď the largest the college has received in its existence ‚Äď will support three new faculty positions and scholarships for nursing students at the bachelor‚Äôs, master‚Äôs and doctoral levels. The donation provides five years of funding for

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Amirah Riddick in Brooklyn Preparatory High School’s African American studies AP course in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 19, 2022.

After Black pushback, AP Black Studies Course Is Getting Another Makeover

By Jessica Washington Not to promote bullying or anything, but it turns out that dogging something for months can be effective. After facing a ton of backlash from notable Black scholars, the College Board said they’d be revising their AP Black studies course again. In a statement on Monday, the College Board announced that they’d be making the

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Cook County Board Commissioner Brandon Johnson at the Women for Brandon event at Johnny L. Miller Center in Chicago, I.L. on March 18, 2023. (Mustafa Hussain for NBC)

Chicago mayor’s progressive strategy to be tested amid public safety, growth concerns

Brandon Johnson took office Monday, facing an influx of migrants in desperate need of shelter, pressure to build support among skeptical business leaders, and summer months that historically bring a spike in violent crime. Progressives viewed Johnson’s election as evidence that bold stances lead to victory at the ballot box. Now, his first term leading the

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