November 09, 2023

Akron Law unveils first 3+3 partnership with Ohio HBCU

Courtesy of Central State University A partnership between Akron Law and Central State University is gaining traction with a focus on diversifying the legal field. The new 3+3 degree program aims to create a seamless way for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Central State and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Akron Law in just six


US companies, nudged by Black employees, have stepped up donations to HBCUs

By Annie Ma and Thalia Beaty Natalie Coles will never forget receiving an unexpected phone call in 2020. On the line was Virginia-based Dominion Energy, offering to give money to Wilberforce University, the small historically Black college where she is in charge of fundraising. The company’s $500,000 donation went in part toward laptops and hot

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 07: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks on stage at the Chase Center before President-elect Joe Biden's address to the nation November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. After four days of counting the high volume of mail-in ballots in key battleground states due to the coronavirus pandemic, the race was called for Biden after a contentious election battle against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Stacey Abrams targets Kamala Harris’ critics ahead of 2024

By Savannah Kutcher Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and two-time Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, denounced some criticism of Vice President¬†Kamala Harris,¬†saying in an interview Sunday¬†that although politicians should expect questions, Harris has received a racist and sexist share of the scrutiny. “We will always question the person behind the person,” Abrams told


JSU’s Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival will welcome literary powerhouses to 50th Anniversary Reconvening

By Rachel James-Terry Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival (PWPF) with some of the nation’s top literary change agents. Fifty years ago, educator and novelist Margaret Walker had the keen foresight to organize a seminal conference at Jackson State College centered on innovative Black women


Langston University Signs New Agreement With Air Force Sustainment Center

by Jet Turner Langston University signed an agreement with the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base on Monday, giving students the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internship and learning opportunities, leading to a potential path to employment upon graduation. When Langston University Student Government Association President Nathaneal Rakestraw-Edwards heard news about


With A Loving Embrace, Howard University Formally Installs Ben Vinson III as 18th President

By Sholnn Z. Freeman On Saturday, November 4, Ben Vinson III, Ph.D., was inaugurated as Howard University’s 18th president, a vibrant and historic occasion that saw him showered in African American poetry, musical performances, and a stream of tributes from across the academic world. During his address, Vinson pledged to strengthen Howard University in traditional areas