June 06, 2024

UAPB Students Experience Entrepreneurial Mindset Summit in Atlanta

Courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff The HBCU/MI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Summit in Atlanta is a significant initiative aimed at fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in entrepreneurship and advanced technology.  The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) was one of over 23 HBCUs at the 2024 summit, which aims to assist

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Some students boycott brands amid Israel-Hamas war

By Nadia Lloyd Students are turning away from brands that they claim are fueling the Israel-Hamas war in an effort to show their stance against the war. National brands such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, KFC, Coca-Cola and Dominoes are all facing scrutiny. The war initially ignited on Oct. 7, when Hamas, a terrorist organization, launched a

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Minnesota Timberwolves follow the lead of their diversity and inclusion executive

By Adrienne Broaddus The Minnesota Timberwolves are fighting to secure the NBA Western Conference championship Thursday night, potentially bringing them one step closer to an NBA title. But off the court, the Timberwolves have taken part in a different fight, focused on racial justice and social inequalities in the state, following the killing of George

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Loan Consolidation Window To Get Credit Toward Forgiveness Programs

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced an update on the timing of the payment count adjustment. This administrative fix ensures borrowers get proper credit for progress borrowers made toward income-driven repayment (IDR) forgiveness and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The payment count adjustment is now anticipated to be fully implemented in September 2024. At that time, borrowers with Direct Loans or Federal

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Prison Education Programs Await Pell Grant Approval Amid Slow Rollout

By Margaret Attridge the prison education program (PEP) at California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt (Cal Poly Humboldt) became the first in the country to be¬†approved for federal Pell Grant funding. The approval enables students enrolled in the university’s bachelor of arts in communication program at Pelican Bay State Prison to use Pell Grant funding beginning

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DSU Commencement features first Ed.D. grads from Jamaican program

Courtesy of Delaware State University If the 2024 Graduate Commencement Ceremony on May 10 is any indication, the Educational Leadership Program established by DSU in Jamaica has turned out to be a successful international endeavor for the First State‚Äôs only Historically Black¬†University. The Graduate Commencement‚ÄĒheld in the Dr. William B. DeLauder E&H Theatre‚ÄĒfeatured Jamaican Prime

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Morgan State’s Magnificent Marching Machine: First HBCU To Participate In D-Day International Parade

By Quintessa Williams Next week, the Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine will proudly perform in the D-Day 80 Normandy Parade on June 6, 2024, in Normandy, France. Their exclusive invitation, extended by Music Celebrations International, is part of the official 80th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day: The Battle of Normandy and the Liberation of France. Supported by the

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