May 15, 2024

Black Scholar Zindzi Thompson Makes History At Meharry Medical College

By Brandee Sanders Nearly 129 years ago, physician Georgia E. Lee Patton became one of the first Black women to graduate from Meharry Medical College, opening the door for generations of women to follow suit. Standing on her shoulders are scholars like Zindzi Thompson, who became the youngest Black woman to earn a degree from the Nashville-based institution, WTVF reported. The

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University of the District of Columbia to Award Honorary Doctorate to MSNBC President Rashida Jones

Courtesy of the University of the District of Columbia The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is pleased to announce that MSNBC President Rashida Jones, this year’s commencement speaker, will be awarded an honorary doctorate during the upcoming commencement ceremony. As the president of MSNBC and the first Black woman to head a major news network, Jones

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Florida HBCU backs away from dubious $237M donation

By Andrew Atterbury Florida A&M University is putting an announced $237 million donation from a Texas hemp farming executive ‚Äúon hold,‚ÄĚ as the media and school leaders raise questions about the value and source of the gift. President Larry Robinson announced the decision at an emergency meeting Thursday of FAMU‚Äôs fundraising foundation. Board members expressed

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Center for Journalism & Democracy Awards Nearly $200,000 to 10 HBCU Student Newsrooms

By Sholnn Z. Freeman The Center for Journalism & Democracy at Howard University will award nearly $200,000 to 10 student newsrooms at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through its inaugural Newsroom Innovation Challenge. The awards are designed to improve newsroom technology, business operations, audience engagement and reporting at campus newsrooms. The unique program advances the Center’s mission to help

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Diversity Gains at Selective Colleges Modest, Study Finds

By ¬†Mark J. Drozdowski Following last summer’s Supreme Court decision banning race-conscious admissions,¬†many pundits feared¬†colleges, especially selective institutions, would lose momentum toward achieving racial equity. It turns out there wasn’t much momentum to begin with. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce titled “Progress Interrupted.”

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Field hearing for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Monday, May 6, 2024. The hearing was hosted by Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Glenn Ivey.

Senator Ben Cardin Moderates Field Hearing on Entrepreneurs

Written By Bowie State University Newsroom Entrepreneurs had the opportunity to speak directly with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen about the impact of racial discrimination and attacks on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) program and the Minority Business Development Agency on their businesses during the hearing of the U.S. Senate  Small Business

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Clark Atlanta University Receives Record-Breaking Number of Applicants 46,414‚ÄĮfor Class of 2028

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University Clark Atlanta University is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) of ‚Äúchoice‚ÄĚ according to data revealing the institution‚Äôs record-breaking number of applicants.¬†¬† According to CAU‚Äôs office of undergraduate enrollment, this year the University has received more than 46,000 applications for the incoming Freshman Class of 2028, a 6%

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