November 22, 2023

Jackson State University receives 50K from PepsiCo to address food access

Courtesy of Jackson State University Jackson State was presented with a big check by PepsiCo at the JSU vs. Alcorn game on Saturday, Nov. 18. Pictured left to right: Darrin Morris, franchise development director for Pepsi; Gwen Caples, interim vice president of Institutional Advancement; Elayne Hayes-Anthony, Ph.D., acting president of JSU; Shelley Brown Floyd, executive

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Howard University Men’s Basketball Coach Kenny Blakeney Recognized as a 2023 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Award Winner

By Monica Lewis the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) hosted its fourth biennial awards ceremony to recognize colleges and universities, as well as students, faculty and staff, presidents and chancellors, coaches, partner organizations and election officials for their extraordinary work in nonpartisan student voter engagement during the 2022 midterm elections. Among them is Howard University

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Victoria’s Secret Partners with AAMU Alumnus, Black-Owned Bridgeforth Farms

Written By Alabama A&M University Victoria‚Äôs Secret & Co.¬†has recently embarked on a first-of-its-kind initiative to advance diverse suppliers and responsible sourcing. In a departure from fashion industry standards, the global clothing and beauty brand now purchases cotton directly from four Alabama family farms ‚Ästone Black-owned, and three women-owned. The initiative eliminates intermediaries to ensure

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Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges will be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

Serena Williams and Ruby Bridges will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame next year, the hall announced Thursday, adding the tennis great and civil rights icon to a previously announced list of women to be honored during Women’s History Month in March. “The 2024 inductee class has broken barriers, challenged the status quo, and left an

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Lincoln University of Missouri Wins Home Depot Grant to Transform Jefferson City’s Old Munichburg with Urban Garden Project

Written By Lincoln University of Missouri With an initiative to revitalize and beautify Jefferson City, Lincoln University of Missouri has secured a $50,000 Home Depot Retool Your School Community Improvement Grant. Through this grant, Lincoln will partner with Building Community Bridges (BCB) to turn vacant, unkept city-owned and privately owned tracks into lush orchards and gardens. This

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Stillman College to Become 13th Member of Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Written By Stillman College The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Council of Presidents voted unanimously to extend membership to Stillman College (Ala.) beginning July 1, 2024. GCAC Commissioner Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes also announced that Visit Tuscaloosa was awarded the bid to host the 2024 Hope Credit Union Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, which will

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Anniston Community Sees Expansion in Affordable Health Care

By Kyra Purvis, Those living in Calhoun County, Alabama have received increased access to affordable health care. The St. Michael‚Äôs Medical Clinic has been expanded and is now the¬†Dr. David Satcher and St. Michael’s Medical Clinic and Community Learning Center. The expansion comes from investments made by the city of Anniston and Northeast Alabama Regional

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Tuskegee University President Charlotte P. Morris to Retire

Courtesy of Tuskegee University Tuskegee University’s Ninth President Charlotte P. Morris, who has served the university for almost 40 years in different capacities, will retire as planned next spring. During her tenure, she led the development of the five-year strategic plan, which set the university’s direction, and celebrated a very significant increase in research grants

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