July 01, 2024

Black Girl Vitamins teams up with Howard University WBB

By Steven J. Gaither Howard University women‚Äôs basketball has a new sponsor ‚ÄĒ Black Girl Vitamins. The black-owned brand has entered a historic multi-year partnership to empower young black women. ‚ÄúOur vitamins now‚Äô fuel these HBCU Queens and Division I athletes,‚ÄĚ the brand said in a brief statement. ‚ÄúWatch out for them to dominate at

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South Carolina State University Receives $8M For STEM Research

By Kyra Allessandrini South Carolina State University was allocated $8 million by the state to fund STEM research and help develop the Savannah River National Laboratory, which provides students with hands-on experience. “This investment underscores the state’s commitment to preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in

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Tennessee State University Board Of Trustees Names Dr. Ronald Johnson Interim President

By Kelli Sharpe The Tennessee State University Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Ronald Johnson to serve as the Interim President of the University, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Johnson’s distinguished career in higher education spans nearly two decades, with significant leadership roles at some of our nation’s most distinguished historically Black universities (HBCUs). He

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FAFSA Fiasco Forces Cuts at Small Colleges

By Liam Knox Last December, Lindenwood University cut 10 of its 50 sports programs¬†and eliminated nine nonathletic staff positions as part of a budgetary ‚Äúrebalancing,‚ÄĚ as the university called it. In order to get through the fiscal year without additional cuts, the small private college in St. Charles, Mo., needed tuition revenue to hold steady.

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HBCU legend Doug Williams lands big-time NFL promotion

By Randall Barnes Doug Williams, an HBCU legend and a trailblazer in the NFL,¬†has once again¬†made history. The Washington Commanders recently¬†announced Williams’ promotion to the position of Senior Advisor to the General Manager, further solidifying his legacy in professional football. The Grambling State legend has been with the Commanders since 2014, initially joining as a

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West Virginia Commits $51M in New Grants to Combat FAFSA Woes

By Matthew Arrojas West Virginia recently committed an extra $83 million to higher education, including over $51 million in new grants for students. Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law that aims to combat the rocky rollout of the latest Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which launched later than expected with a litany of issues.

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