June 13, 2023

Supreme Court backs landmark voting rights law, strikes down Alabama congressional map

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Republican-drawn congressional districts in Alabama that civil rights activists say discriminated against Black voters in a surprise reaffirmation of the landmark Voting Rights Act. The court in a 5-4 vote ruled against Alabama, meaning the map of the seven congressional districts, which heavily favors Republicans, will now be redrawn.


ECSU Awarded $1.57 Million for Campus Historic Preservation Projects

Courtesy of Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City State University received three grants totaling $1.575 million dollars from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to restore two campus historical landmarks. The grants are from two HPF programs: the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and the African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant programs. The funding will support the

Florida A&M President Larry Robinson at the Florida Board of GovernorĂ­s

Maurice D. Edington, Ph.D., Named the 10th President of the University of the District of Columbia

Courtesy of the University of The District of Columbia Maurice D. Edington, Ph.D., an accomplished scientist, educator, and university administrator with a proven track record of success in improving student retention and graduation rates, has been named the 10th president of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). The University Board of Trustees voted


Fisk University and Kaplan Join Forces to Offer Free Comprehensive Exam Prep

Courtesy of Fisk University  Fisk University, a historically Black university and the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, has begun providing all of its undergraduate students with free test prep courses for a variety of graduate-level admissions exams, including the GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, and MCAT®, and professional certifications, through a new partnership with global educational services provider Kaplan.  “At


Renewed Central State University corporate partnership leads to invaluable internships

Courtesy of Central State University For over two years, Central State University has been partnering with Nationwide to train students in data analytics and computer science. With Tiffiney Gray joining the project in January as the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Central State, the team has reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing the mutually beneficial partnership.


TSU Aristocrat of Bands Makes Successful, Historic Debut At CMA Fest

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University’s Grammy-award-winning Aristocrat of Bands continues to go where no other band has gone! This time, it was the 2023 Country Music Association Fest (CMA) in downtown Nashville, serving as the opening act. Early morning concertgoers rocked to the soulful sounds of AOB and watched the Sophisticated Ladies, creating an