April 19, 2024

Why Investing in HBCUs Is the Smart (and Right) Thing to Do

By Kelsea Johnson Last year was filled with organizations—from multinational corporations to small businesses—making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments after growing calls for racial justice focused not just on our systems of government, but our socioeconomic systems as well. In a moment of introspection, IYF was among the organizations that realized it had some work to


Norfolk State’s SPICA Holds First Annual Soiree

Courtesy of Norfolk State University Student Pathways and Academic Formation hosted its first annual Student Pathways Industry Collaborations and Alliances (SPICA) soiree, “A SPICA Soiree: The Art of Professional Networking & Dining”. During the event, Norfolk State students interacted with industry representatives and NSU faculty and staff to discuss work-based expectations and strategies for a smooth transition


CultureCon at Clark Atlanta Shines Light on HBCU Education and Community

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University Against a backdrop of vibrant greens and blues, hundreds of HBCU students clad in cropped denims, bolded letterman jackets, and trendy telfars flooded Clark Atlanta University’s campus for the inaugural CultureCon on Campus student conference. The student-centered event is under the umbrella of CultureCon, a conference that fosters community and connection for


University Museum and Cultural Center Launches New Collections and Archive Search Portal

Courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced the launch of its University Museum and Cultural Center‘s (Museum) collections and archive search portal. The portal will serve as a valuable resource for students, faculty, researchers, and the general public to explore the rich history and cultural


Fisk University’s Morgan Price Secures Historic Win, Becoming First HBCU Gymnast to Win National Collegiate Title

By Dantee Ramos Morgan Price, a standout gymnast at Fisk University, has become the first from an HBCU to win a national collegiate gymnastics championship. In an interview with CBS Mornings, Price revealed that she scored 39.225 in her all-around competition. Although she had been offered a full scholarship at the University of Arkansas, her heritage pulled


Morehead State University Launching Master of Social Work Degree in Fall 2025

By Evan Castillo Morehead State University (MSU) in Kentucky announced a new master of social work degree to fill a community need for more social workers. MSU received a $310,000 grant from the Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP) on April 11 to launch its first master of social work program starting in fall 2025 if approval goes to