June 07, 2024

Beyond the classroom: How students are spending their summer

By Janelle Sears As we enter the third week of the coveted college summer break, Florida A&M University’s students are gearing up to embark on enriching experiences for their professional and academic careers with internships, conferences and study abroad trips. Nissa Phillip, a rising sophomore public relations major, will attend DevCon this summer in Atlanta,


DSU receives grants for Alzheimer research training & summer program

Courtesy of Delaware State University Delaware State University’s Department of Biological Science has been awarded two grants totaling more than $500,000 for Alzheimer’s disease clinical training and a summer STEM program. DSU has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and will receive $198,000 out of an almost $2 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s


HBCU men’s basketball programs hit with NCAA penalties

By Stephen J. Gaither The latest NCAA APR numbers are out and Southern University is leading the way for men’s HBCU basketball, but many others didn’t fare as well. These scores reflect the academic performance and retention of student-athletes over a multi-year period. Programs scoring below a 930 multi-year face penalties, which can include practice reductions,


Howard University Students Awarded White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships

By Sholnn Z. Freeman Communications students from Howard University were recipients of ¬†prestigious¬†White House Correspondents’ Association¬†(WHCA) scholarships.¬†Trinity Webster-Bass,¬†Kyle Fisher, and¬†JD Jean-Jacques¬†were recognized for their exemplary achievements as student journalists. ‚ÄúThe WHCA scholarship program recognizes and celebrates the achievements of promising young journalists from across the country,‚ÄĚ said¬†Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the Cathy Hughes School of

Los Angeles, CA - May 17: Students and supporters gathered to support undocumented students in the University of California system, rallying and marching to protest outside a meeting of the UC Board of Regents meeting, on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The rally wants to demand the UC Board of Regents break legal ground and authorize the hiring of students who were brought to this country illegally as children and lack valid work permits. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

What College Protests Say About America.

By Keith Boykin Black Vote, Black Power,‚ÄĚ a collaboration between Keith Boykin and Word In Black, examines the issues, the candidates, and what‚Äôs at stake for Black America in the 2024 presidential election.¬†‚Äú ‚Äč‚ÄčThe past few weeks of campus protests have exposed the hypocrisy of Republicans who claim to stand for ‚Äúlaw and order‚ÄĚ and


Saint Augustine’s University Alumni Files Lawsuit To Remove Board Of Trustees

By Quintessa Williams The Save SAU Coalition, a group of concerned St. Augustine’s University alumni and supporters filed a lawsuit last Friday to remove the Board of Trustees. The coalition comprises alumni, parents, students, and others with a special interest in the health and future of the university. The lawsuit states two former board members have joined the coalition to launch this