April 12, 2024

FAMU Ranks No. 1 In Niche’s 2024 Best HBCU Schools In America

By Dantee Ramos In Niche‚Äôs 2024 Best HBCU Schools in America category, Florida A&M University placed No. 1.¬†FAMU¬†President Larry Robinson said he is happy to see the transformative years recognized. ‚ÄúGreat¬†things happen every day at FAMU, and we are proud to know that what we do¬†is being recognized¬†nationally,‚ÄĚ Robinson said, according to¬†Tallahassee. ‚ÄúFor 136 years,

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Campaigns for student government leaders, campus kings and queens come at a cost

By Alexis Davis In 2019,¬†Jakhia Gray¬†spent $25,000 on her campaign and subsequent reign in 2020 as Miss Alcorn State University, hosting a carnival with circus performers, holding daily raffles ‚Äď including Apple products as some prizes ‚Äď and feeding students soul food, seafood and tacoswith local food trucks. ‚ÄúThe carnival cost roughly $9,500,‚ÄĚ Gray said.

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US Senator Laphonza Butler and US District Judge Carlton W. Reeves named 2024 Spring commencement speakers

Courtesy of Jackson State University Jackson State University announces two distinguished alumni will keynote the 2024 Spring commencement ceremonies. United States District Judge Carlton W. Reeves will serve as the speaker for the graduate student ceremony on Friday, May 3 at 9 a.m. CT in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center; and United States Senator

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Tennessee State Basketball Legends Meet With VP Kamala Harris At The White House

By Rayna Reid Rayford A championship¬†HBCU¬†men‚Äôs¬†basketball¬†team finally got their visit to the¬†White House¬†more than 60 years after their big wins. The Tennessee A&I Tigers of Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State University in Nashville made history in 1957, becoming ‚Äúthe first HBCU team to win a national championship,‚ÄĚ and then ‚Äúagain by becoming the first college

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Civil rights groups push to rename Baltimore bridge because of namesake’s links to slavery

By¬†Emi Tuyetnhi Tran A consortium of civil rights groups voted unanimously Wednesday to petition the Maryland state government to rename the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which was destroyed by a cargo ship last month, because Key, the author of ‚ÄúThe Star-Spangled Banner,‚ÄĚ was also a slave owner. The Caucus of African American Leaders ‚ÄĒ whose

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B-CU Receives $1.4 Million Gift From Local Entrepreneur L. Gale Lemerand

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) announced a generous $1.4 million donation from local entrepreneur and philanthropist L. Gale Lemerand today. The donation will be used to renovate two buildings on campus that will be known as the L. Gale Lemerand Academic Multiplex and the L. Gale Lemerand Football Complex. “Mr. Lemerand’s generosity and commitment to

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