September 11, 2023

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 16: Spelman College graduate participate in 2020 & 2021 Spelman College Commencement at Bobby Dodd Stadium on May 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Spelman commencement activities took place over 2 ceremonies for each graduating classes. The 2020 commencement exercises were postponed last year because of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Five Spelman College Students Awarded Spotify NextGen Scholarships

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College is proud to announce that Spotify, the global music and podcast streaming platform, has awarded scholarships to five Spelman students through its NextGen program. Rising sophomores Rokiyah Darbo, Taylor Mills, Ashley Rawls, Bailey Johnson, and Tellisa Massey were selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship annually for three years. Beyond


TSU First-Year Graduate Student Awarded Poultry Industry Scholarship

By Alexis Clark After working at a local animal hospital in Nashville years ago, Alexis McDade’s passion for the animal industry was fueled. Additionally, McDade’s recent involvement with TSU’s food and animal science program has led her to a unique career path in the poultry sector. Currently, she is a first-year graduate student at TSU,


Ava DuVernay makes history as first Black woman to have film compete in the Venice Film Festival

At the Venice Film Festival press conference for Ava DuVernay’s new film “Origin” on Wednesday, the director revealed that she has previously been told not to apply to the festival because “you won’t get in.” DuVernay is making history this year as the first African American woman in the festival’s 80-year existence to have a film compete for


Coco Gauff’s US Open victory given presidential seal of approval

By Issy Ronald The stadium erupted in an explosion of noise and celebration when Coco Gauff defeated Aryna Sabalenka in three sets to win the US Open, fans jumping to their feet in unison as Gauffcollapsed to the floor. Celebrations stretched all across the US as celebrities, fellow tennis players and several Presidents gave the 19-year-old their seal of


Morgan’s Murphy Fine Arts Center Celebrates Two Decades Of Enchantment

Written by Morgan State University Newsroom Morgan State University’s architectural gem at 2201 Argonne Drive was many years in the making. The long timeline began in the early 1990s, when Morgan Director of Bands Melvin Miles Jr., ’73 and ’78; Gabriel Tenabe, director of the University’s James E. Lewis Museum of Art (JELMA); Morgan Choir Director Nathan


Research Project to Assess Needs of Student Parents at Bowie State

Courtesy of Bowie State University Data on student parents at Bowie State is being collected to learn more about their special needs and provide them with more support as they work toward completing their degrees while caring for their children. The university, which received a $75,000 grant from Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s Black and