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WHUR Takes Top Slot in May 2022 Nielsen Ratings

Courtesy of Howard University 96.3 WHUR has reclaimed its place back at the top as the #1 music station in the DMV, according to the May 2022 Nielsen Ratings. The stand-alone station in the nation’s 8th largest market of corporate giants, WHUR has slain its competition in several key areas, including #1 overall among the all-important group of adults between the ages of 25 and 54 and among women in the same age group. The climb back to #1 has been steady under the leadership of General Manager Sean Plater who officially took the reigns of the heritage Howard University

FAMU Marching ‘100’ Selected For Authentic Marching Band Performance at Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University’s Marching “100” was selected to perform at the 2022 Louis Vuitton Men’s Paris Fashion Show because of the producers’ desire for an “authentic” marching band experience. Benji B, music director at Louis Vuitton Men’s, said the creative vision for this year’s show called for a marching band. “In all the work we’ve done on shows here, authenticity is really at the center of everything we’re interested in. We don’t reference things or emulate things. We go to the top, and that’s why we came to you,” said Benji B, one of Britain’s most respected

TSU’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business Future Bankers Leadership Program boasts 100 percent pass rate for second time

By Texas Southern University For the second consecutive semester, students in Texas Southern University’s newly-established Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP) achieved an impressive 100 percent pass rate for a key professional certification exam – giving them a distinct advantage as they pursue careers in the finance and banking industry. The Risk Management Association Credit Essentials Certificate (RMA CEC), which is tied to the program’s curriculum, helps students immediately distinguish themselves in a highly competitive field. The exam covers a variety of subjects, including cash flow, financial statements, projections, management, strategy, customer relations, credit, documentation and tax returns. The students earned the RMA

$500K investment in Simmons College aims to bridge diversity, gender gaps in data science

By Alexis Matthews Simmons College of Kentucky is addressing the diversity gap in the data science field with the help of a $500,000 donation from JP Morgan Chase. Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, Simmons College president, said any investment in the city’s only historically Black college is one the greatest. “This wonderful institution, JP Morgan Chase, is saying we’re going to do everything we can possible, not to block you, but to assist you to sit in some places that the data says Blacks historically don’t sit in; that is in science and technology,” said Cosby. Alisia McClain is part of

President Hudson joins St. Dominic’s Board of Directors

By Jackson State University Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D, is the newest member of the Board of Directors for the St. Dominic Health Services and parent organization, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. “It is an honor to join the board of directors for St. Dominic’s,” said Hudson. “Access to affordable, high-quality healthcare continues to be a national concern for our country. I look forward to working with the board to address health disparities within the Jackson-metro community and leveraging the academic prowess of the Jackson State faculty and students to foster solutions and resources that

TSU Track and Field Legends Ralph Boston and Wilma Rudolph Named To USTFCCA Hall of Fame

By Emmanuel Freeman Tennessee State University track and field legends Ralph Boston ’61 and Wilma Rudolph ’63 were both named to the inaugural class of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame at a ceremony on June 6 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, TSU’s Director of Track and Field, presents Ralph Boston his award at the induction ceremony. (Lauren Ellsworth, USTFCCCA) Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, TSU’s director of Track and Field and Olympic gold medalist, who was present at the ceremony, presented Boston his award. Cheeseborough-Guice also received Rudolph’s award

FAMU Marching ‘100’ Overcame Logistical Hurdles To Make Paris Trip

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University’s Marching “100” Band arrived in Paris Sunday morning to prepare for their performance at the Louis Vuitton Men’s Fashion on Thursday. But for the group to cross the Atlantic required teamwork and cooperation from administrators, staff, parents, alumni, and Louis Vuitton executives to overcome sizable logistical hurdles given the tight deadlines. “You cannot do a major thing without teamwork,” said Assistant Director of Marching and Pep Bands Darryl L. Baker, who handled the arrangements and worked out the logistics in the weeks since the Band received the invitation to perform. Baker credits the President’s

Texas Southern University announces partnership to launch India Studies program

Courtesy of Texas Southern Unversity Texas Southern University and the Foundation for India Studies announced the establishment of an India Studies program for the TSU Graduate School. This partnership promotes the study of India in the United States, particularly in the Houston region. The Foundation for India Studies presented the TSU Foundation with a gift that will be used to develop and implement India-focused programs at the University in cooperation with the foundation. Programming will include a series of public and academic symposia, conferences, and guest speakers that emphasize the connection between the struggle for liberation in India and the

Spalding University, Simmons College form partnership to expand resources for students

By Grace Hayba Two Louisville universities are teaming up to provide better resources to their students and staff. The two schools have advocated for better programs for each other for years, and on Thursday morning, the presidents of both universities put pen to paper to make that relationship official. Sitting side-by-side Thursday morning, Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure and Simmons College of Kentucky President Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, signed a memorandum, aimed at improving the lives of faculty and staff at both schools. There are three major components of the partnership between the Golden Eagles and the Falcons. The

JSU awarded Health Leadership Award for establishing a tobacco-free campus

By Kyle Kidd Jackson State University recently received the 2022 ‘Tobacco Control Health Leadership Award from the Arizonans Concerned About Smoking, Arizona NAACP, and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Association during the U.S. Public Health Service Symposium. This award recognizes JSU’s role model tobacco-free campus policy in which tobacco product is defined as any substance containing tobacco leaf, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, bidis, blunts, clove cigarettes, or any other preparation of tobacco products. Henry Thompson, project director of the Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition, was excited to