May 19, 2023

The South is home to a growing Black immigrant population

By Leah Donnella Titile Keskessa was 15 years old when she “almost got beat up” by a classmate for asking, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, who exactly this King guy was ‚ÄĒ and why he warranted a day off from school. It was 1987, and Keskessa had recently moved from Addis Ababa,

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 25: Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, speaks onstage during the 54th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 25, 2023 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

NAACP warns Congress against debt ceiling deal that would ‘harm’ Black communities

By¬†Daniel Arkin The NAACP’s president is warning Congress that any resolution to the¬†debt ceiling impasse¬†that caps spending on federal aid programs would “disproportionately harm Black communities” and that talk of expanding work requirements “must be resoundingly rejected,” according to a letter obtained by NBC News. “These proposals play on racist stereotypes masquerading as sound policy,”

A view of Florida A&M University, a public and historically black university, in Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday, December 14, 2020. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

FAMU Names Google Student Scholars and Endowed Professorships

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University (FAMU) named four Google endowed computer science and computer engineering professors and two Google student scholars as part of its push to enhance academic and research discovery and attain Carnegie Research 1 status. Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Allyson Watson, Ph.D., said after Google made a


Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock Selected as Howard Law Class of 2023 Hooding Ceremony Keynote Address Speaker

By RaNeeka Witty Dean Danielle Holley of the Howard University School of Law announced that Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) will deliver the keynote address during Howard University School of Law’s Class of 2023 Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Warnock will address members of the Class of 2023 and their families, Howard Law faculty, staff, and alumni. Howard University


Women-Led Equity Group Slams DeSantis’ Bill Banning Florida College Diversity Programs

By Bilal G. Morris Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ culture wars are in full effect. On Monday, DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting colleges and universities in his state from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives.  According to Florida Senate Bill 266, which will go into effect July 1, colleges and universities, “may not expend any


Growth of U.S.-born Black baseball players takes root in upstart HBCU programs

By David Squires Fans and supporters ‚Äď even in MLB suites ‚Äď are celebrating the upstart¬†National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics¬†(NAIA) baseball programs at three historically Black colleges and universities,¬†Dillard University¬†and¬†Philander Smith College¬†of the¬†Gulf Coast Athletic Conference¬†and¬†Wilberforce University¬†of the¬†Mid-South Conference. This level of baseball ‚Äď where some teams can‚Äôt even afford a tarp to protect their


Talladega College to launch a women’s acrobatics and tumbling program

Courtesy of Talladega College Talladega College Vice President and Athletic Director Michael Grant announced plans to launch a women’s acrobatics and tumbling program. Recruitment is now underway and competition begins in the Spring of 2024. “Acrobatics and tumbling is an emerging sport that will expand opportunities for female athletes to compete. The program will help increase enrollment