June 08, 2023

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., testifies about making her decision to have an abortion after being raped, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Parallel reparations efforts gain momentum in California and Capitol Hill

By Donna M. Owens As California prepares to release a report that will recommend reparations for descendants of enslaved people, federal lawmakers are pursuing their own efforts to redress the effects of slavery and the generations of discrimination that has followed for Black Americans. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., introduced the latest federal effort to support


ECSU’s Aviation Program Gifted $75,000 from MARCH Foundation

Courtesy of Elizabeth City State University The program will promote opportunities for internships and fellowship with major airlines in the industry. Through a partnership with the MARCH Foundation, the university’s goal is to create a pipeline of opportunity for workforce readiness and preparedness amongst students. ECSU offers the only four-year Aviation Science degree program in North Carolina. “We’re excited to


​ASU Upward Bound, Synovus Bank Partner for Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar

By Hazel Scott To help foster early interests in entrepreneurship and lifelong financial education opportunities, Alabama State University has partnered with Synovus Bank to offer a weeklong Youth Entrepreneurship Synovus (Y.E.S.) Seminar to students from 10 tri-county high schools. The Y.E.S. seminar, which is part of University College’s TRIO Upward Bound’s six-week summer institute, kicked


N.C. A&T’s Ward-Johnson Named To National Humanities Alliance Board of Directors

By Markita Rowe Frances Ward-Johnson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities and on Capitol


Spelman College Partners with Kaplan to Offer Students Free Comprehensive Prep for Graduate-Level Admissions Exams

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College, a global leader in the education of women of African descent, announced today a new partnership with global educational services provider Kaplan that will provide Spelman students with free test prep courses for graduate-level admissions exams, including the GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, and OAT®. As part of Kaplan’s All Access