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Spelman President Helene Gayle Shares Successes, Future Plans During State of the College Address

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College President Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH, delivered her State of the College address ‚Äď recounting an academic year of notable achievements, special initiatives, faculty achievements and plans for the College‚Äôs future. Dr. Gayle offered faculty and staff attendees a snapshot of higher education today ‚Äď touching on issues like

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Bowie State and Anne Arundel County Announce Strategic Partnership

Courtesy of Bowie State University Dr. Aminta Breaux and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman today officially announced a strategic partnership at Crownsville Hospital Memorial Park. The partnership, built upon the historic relationship between Bowie State University and Crownsville Hospital, will include collaboration on planning educational programming, research, internships, and initiatives focused on health and

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63 Doctors of Veterinary Medicine recognized during Tuskegee University 2024 spring commencement, oath and hooding ceremony

Courtesy of Tuskegee University The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) welcomed 63 new doctors of veterinary medicine into the 75th graduating class on May 4 during the Graduate and Professional Schools formal ceremony in the Chappie James Arena. With the Oath and Hooding ceremony, Tuskegee has now awarded over 3,000 veterinary medicine degrees

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Reparations proposals for Black Californians advance to state assembly

The California Senate advanced a set of ambitious reparations proposals Tuesday, including legislation that would create an agency to help Black families research their family lineage and confirm their eligibility for any future restitution passed by the state. Lawmakers also passed bills to create a fund for reparations programs and compensate Black families for property that the

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U.S. Department Of Agriculture Announces $30.8 Million Investment To 19 HBCUs

By Quintesssa Williams The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an investment of $30.8 million as part of its commitment to all 19 of America’s designated 1890 historically black Land-grant Universities. This investment, made through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants Program will support scientific research that addresses some of our nation’s

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Kenya Signs Agreement With HBCUs To ‘Empower A New Generation’ Of Students

By Kyra Alessandrini Kenyan President William Ruto announced that his government signed an agreement with HBCUs, including Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Howard University. The goal is to boost STEM education and economic development in Kenya and the United States. The news comes as Ruto is on a state visit, the first by an African leader

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Penn State student expands opportunities for African students through HBCU-Africa Correspondents Corps

By Vida Lashgari Mfundo Msimango, a Penn State student from South Africa, was recently named the HBCU-Africa Correspondents Corps secretary and has devoted himself to creating new opportunities for other students. HBCU-ACC is an organization that encourages students interested in journalism and political science to divulge in professional development opportunities in international and political fields.

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Morehouse Graduates Make Their Feelings Known About President Biden During Commencement Speech

By Candace Mcduffie President Joe Biden gave a¬†highly anticipated commencement speech¬†at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Many speculated that the students at the ceremony would stage pro-Palestine protests…and that‚Äôs exactly what happened. More than 400 students graduated Sunday; during Biden‚Äôs speech, several of them ‚ÄĒ some wearing keffiyehs ‚ÄĒ turned their chairs around to face away

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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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