May 24, 2024

Three Mississippi HBCUs Mentioned In Failed Closure Bill Receive Millions In State Funding

By Quintessa Williams Seven public Mississippi universities are getting millions in funding from the state ‚ÄĒ including its three public HBCUs. According to the¬†Clarion Ledger,¬†Alcorn State University,¬†Jackson State University, and¬†Mississippi Valley State University¬†are three of the seven schools receiving millions of dollars to put toward capital project spending. Senate Bill 2468, which was signed into

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Tennis champ and frustrated Floridian Coco Gauff urges her peers to vote

She’s the U.S. Open champion. One of the highest paid female athlete in the world. And a frustrated Floridian. American tennis player Coco Gauff has never been afraid to use her voice. Not when she delivered an impromptu speech at a Black Lives Matter rally at the age of 16. And not now at age 20 when she’s preparing to

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Tuskegee students design Birmingham stadium through NFL partnership

Courtesy of Tuskegee University Tuskegee University students from different majors worked together to complete a reimagined design of Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. The project is part of a partnership with the NFL and the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science that was announced last fall. The students participated in this multi-disciplinary

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Biden administration cancels $7.7 billion in student debt for 160,500 people. Here’s who qualifies.

By Aimee Picchi The White House on Wednesday¬†said¬†it has approved $7.7 billion of student debt cancellation for 160,500 borrowers, part of its ongoing effort to provide relief after the Supreme Court last year¬†blocked¬†President Joe Biden’s plan for broad-based college loan forgiveness. With the latest round of forgiveness, the administration has erased a total of $167

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PG County Delta Sigma Theta Chapter Donates $51,000 to Bowie State University

Courtesy of Bowie State University The Prince George‚Äôs County Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta marked its 50th¬†anniversary with donations $50,000 and $1,000 to support scholarships at Bowie State University.¬† ‚ÄúWe thought about how to cement partnerships in Prince George‚Äôs County and also to elevate our commitment to education,‚ÄĚ said Miriam Brewer, chapter president. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve

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Black marching bands will head to Southern California for annual show

By¬†Danielle Layton There‚Äôs nothing quite like watching a historically Black college‚Äôs marching band rouse a crowd during halftime ‚ÄĒ except, perhaps, six HBCU marching bands performing back to back. Last year, Alabama State University hosted the¬†Honda Battle of the Bands, making it the first college to host the event on campus. The next show is

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Howard University Joins Atlanta University Center Institutions to Announce EDTECH Africa Initiative

Written by the Howard University Newsroom staff Howard University President Ben Vinson III, Ph.D., joined leaders from the Atlanta University Consortium (AUC) to announce the establishment of EDTECH Africa, an initiative serving as an emerging technology bridge between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and African scholars aimed at cultivating educational exchanges in the ever-evolving

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