June 2024

B-CU is first-ever HBCU to host SAWH Triennial Conference

By Bethune-Cookman University Newsroom Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) will make history in June 2025 by being the first HBCU to host the Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) Triennial Conference. The four-day summit will be held at the Mary McLeod Bethune Institute for the Study of Women and Girls in Daytona Beach from June 19-22, 2025. The theme for

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TSU’s Commercial Music Program Thrives With BMAC Partnership

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University’s Commercial Music Program just wrapped up its third annual course in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) Music Accelerator Program, and it’s only getting better. TSU music students spent the last three weeks with representatives from Apple Music (an inaugural partnership), Live Nation, Def Jam, Atlantic Records,

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This FAMU Football Player Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Has Highest GPA on Team

Courtesy of Florida A&M University Tyrese Gibson-Battles, a defensive lineman at¬†Florida A&M University, became the first in his family to earn a degree. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.87 overall GPA and 4.0 semester grade point average ‚ÄĒ making him the football player graduating with the highest point average on the team. Gibson-Battles

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North Carolina HBCU creates NIL marketplace for student-athletes

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University In partnership with Teamworks’ Influencer (Influencer), Greensboro, NC HBCU North Carolina A&T has launched the Aggie Exchange to connect student-athletes and businesses for Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities. Free to student-athletes and commercial enterprises, the Aggie Exchange provides a customized portal for communicating with student-athletes to fulfill NIL transactions.

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HBCU Medical School Students Participate In Year 3 Of The NFL’s ‘Diversity In Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative’

By Kyle T. Mosely The National Football League, the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS), and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) have unveiled the third-year roster of medical students for the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative. This groundbreaking initiative, launched in 2022, is a league-wide program with a profound goal-to bolster and diversify the pipeline of students interested in sports medicine careers, thereby

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UAPB Students Behind the Scenes at 2024 Bentonville Film Fest

Courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff For the second consecutive year, four students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) were selected to apprentice at the 2024 Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) as part of the BET- Paramount Content for Change initiative. Wendy Guerrero, President of the BFF Foundation and Bentonville Film Festival, extended

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Alcorn State University Announces Unique STEM-Focused MBA Degree Program

Courtesy of Alcorn State University Historically Black Alcorn State University in Mississippi has established a new STEM MBA program, the first of its kind in the state. The graduate degree was established in part through a $152,000 federal grant. Offered through the School of Business, the new graduate degree program will prepare students to be

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North Carolina A&T Gifted $20M From Anonymous Donor

By Dantee Ramos Just three days after announcing a new chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University received a $20 million anonymous gift. According to WXII, the HBCU will use its funds to form a higher level of distinction. Kenneth E. Sigmon Jr., vice chancellor of University Advancement said the anonymous gift will help propel the HBCU. “We are deeply honored and grateful for

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HBCU program on the rise gets unprecedented broadcast time

Courtesy of Allen University In partnership with the SIAC, the ESPN Family of Networks, and HBCU GO, Allen University’s football team will play five of their ten games during the 2024 season on national network television. Three of the Yellow Jackets’ five home games are included in the television schedule, beginning with their September 28

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First local HBCU scholarships awarded at Two North Carolina HBCUs

By Michael B. Hardison After only officially being formed near the end of 2023, Sampson County’s first ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities Council was able to bestow inaugural scholarships to Sampson students. The HBCU Council recently awarded two $500 scholarships to a pair of local students who are attending an HBCU this fall. Those

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