September 15, 2023

Georgia county approves larger homes for Gullah-Geechee enclave as residents vow to continue fight

Descendants of enslaved people living on a Georgia island vowed to keep fighting Tuesday after county commissioners voted to double the maximum size of homes allowed in their tiny enclave, which residents fear will accelerate the decline of one of the South’s few surviving Gullah-Geechee communities. Black residents of the Hogg Hummock community on Sapelo Island and their supporters

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Howard University to Celebrate 156th Opening Convocation with President Ben Vinson III as Keynote Speaker

By Simone Boyd Howard University will hold its 156th Opening Convocation on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. The event marks the official start of the academic year and welcomes new students to the University. This year’s convocation speaker is Howard University’s 18th President, Ben Vinson III, PhD. President Vinson is

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XULA Library receives American Library Association grant in support of resources for Xavierites

Written By Xavier University of Louisiana Xavier University of Louisiana constantly strives to offer its students the most innovative resources to ensure an excellent educational experience. Recently, Xavier’s library received a $10,000 Building Library Capacity grant from the American Library Association (ALA) in support of library resources on campus. For over a century, ALA has been the

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National Science Foundation Awards Morgan State University $3 Million Research Traineeship Grant

Written By Morgan State University As the scientific world continues to address the complexities of climate change and its connection to humanity, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a nearly $3-million grant to Morgan State University to establish an NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program in Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change and Environmental SuStainability (ACCESS).

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Safety, security & mental health at South Florida’s only HBCU

By Tania Francois Safety on college campuses is always paramount. Late last month, the feelings of security at historically Black colleges and universities were rocked when a gunman tried to carry out an attack at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. It’s thanks to security and students who were vigilant who thwarted the attack that was

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Transportation Commissioner Simmons and staff visit with ASU students about career opportunities

Written By Alcorn State University This week, Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons returned to his alma mater, Alcorn State University (ASU), to engage with students and share his insights on career opportunities in the transportation field. The visit was billed as ‚ÄúA Day of Dialogue with Commissioner Willie Simmons.‚ÄĚ During his visit, Commissioner Simmons was

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Coppin State University to Offer In-State Tuition to New Out-of-State Students from More than 30 States and U.S. Territories

Courtesy of Coppin State University Coppin State University today announced new full-time undergraduate degree-seeking students admitted to the university from more than 30 states and U.S. territories outside of Maryland, will be eligible to pay in-state tuition upon enrollment. The innovative proposal, which will take effect Fall 2024, was approved by the University System of Maryland Board

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