November 03, 2023

How Evictions Haunt Thousands of Black Pennsylvanians

By Jessica Washington A brightly colored eviction notice plastered on the door frame is an image most of us can easily conjure. But what happens after the bags are packed, and all that remains from the place you once called home is a scarlet E on your record? A recent report from Policy Link, a

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JSU student receives Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

By William H. Kelly III Kennedy Pierce, a junior political science student at Jackson State University, will travel to Chicago on Wednesday as a 2023-2025 recipient of the Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship for Public Service. The Voyager Scholarship was created by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, to help

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Philadelphia picks winning design for Harriet Tubman statue after controversy over original choice

The city of Philadelphia has picked the winning design for a Harriet Tubman statue outside City Hall after facing criticism over its original choice of a white artist who’d been selected without competition. Alvin Pettit beat out four other semifinalists with a design called “A Higher Power: The Call of a Freedom Fighter.” His nearly

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Lack of Racial, Ethnic Diversity in Cryopreserved Donor Sperm in the United States

By Meg Barbor, Medscape Commercial sperm banks in the United States lack racially and ethnically diverse donors, potentially limiting family-planning options for patients in traditionally underserved populations, according to a new study presented at the 2023 annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). “This really highlights the need to identify barriers to increase recruitment of these

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Walmart’s Black & Unlimited HBCU tour kicks off Central State University’s Homecoming

Courtesy of Central State University Walmart helped Central State University launch its series of annual Homecoming festivities on Oct. 10 by stopping into campus for a full-day activation event that brought a live DJ, interactive festival booths, and speech presentations provided by partnered entrepreneurs and influencers. The activation event was hosted by Fly Guy DC,

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Dillard University Awarded $750,000 Grant From The U.S. Department of Interior To Restore Historic Campus Building

Written By the Dillard University Newsroom The U.S. Department of Interior awarded Dillard University with a $750,000 grant to restore the historic academic building Howard House. The agency’s assistant secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Shannon Estenoz, presented the grant today in a press conference with Dr. Rochelle Ford, president of Dillard University. The

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Fort Valley State University Increases Access to Equitable, High-Quality Peer Tutoring in Partnership with Knack

Written By Fort Valley State University Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is excited to announce a transformative partnership with Knack Tutoring, set to launch this semester. Through this collaboration, FVSU students enrolled in any course will gain access to free on-demand tutoring services, fostering a dynamic environment for academic growth and success. Prospective peer tutors

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VSU Marching Band Ranks Third In The Nation According to ESPN Rankings

Courtesy of Virginia State University Virginia State University’s Trojan Explosion Marching Band is named one of the best HBCU bands in the country, according to newly released rankings by ESPN. The band is ranked third in the Division II/NAIA category in ESPN’s HBCU Band of the Year rankings posted by HBCU Gameday. Important band components such

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