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JSU alumna, attorney Natasha Scruggs hosted the Future Black Lawyers Workshop at JSU, provides stipends toward LSAT exam

By Anthony Howard Jackson State University alumna Natasha Scruggs, J.D., held a two-day Future Black Lawyers workshop with students in the Fannie Lou Hamer Pre-Law Society. Scruggs is the founder of JustUs System Incorporated, an organization that hosts camps and workshops to inspire young minority students to pursue law. “I was on this campus. I wanted to be a lawyer. I prayed. I cried. I worked. I was a broke college student and now being able to come back and help students just like me have an opportunity [to become a lawyer] is like a full circle moment,” Scruggs shared. Junior political

Making a Difference: Campus Food Pantry Supports Howard Students

By Shelly Ridgeway Food insecurity. The mention of it conjures up feelings that range from empathy and disbelief to anger and frustration. Howard University students are not immune to the realities of food insecurity, and limited access to sufficient or quality food that meets their basic needs is a concern for Howard administrators and leaders. In 2018, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs established a food pantry on campus known as TheStore@HU to help support the growing needs of students. Located in the lower level of College Hall South residence hall, the pantry currently serves more than 500 students

Networking Opportunity Prepares UAPB Students for Careers in Hospitality Industry

Courtesy of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Two students majoring in hospitality and tourism management at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently participated in the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality’s annual conference and career expo in Miami, Florida. During the conference, Trenay Hayes, a junior, and Stephanie Smith, a senior, were able to network with industry leaders and interview for internships, Dr. Suzzette Goldmon, assistant professor and coordinator for UAPB’s hospitality and tourism management program, said. After interviewing with several companies at the conference, Hayes accepted a summer internship with Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa

Multimedia Group Visits Bowie State to Recruit Young Journalists

By D. Thompson Bowie State University communication students recently met with Youthcast Media, an independent media platform that specializes in teaching up-and-coming journalists and media professionals how to develop multimedia content while covering health and social issues that are often underreported in communities of color. The tandem of Jayne O’Donnell and Cynthia Robinson (‘02) visited with multiple classes at the Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center earlier this month to expose students to their platform and possibly recruit a few for paid opportunities to work with the media group. Paid opportunities include formal internships or  freelance content providers, who will

Howard University Architecture Professor Hazel R. Edwards Receives 2022 Architectural Record Award

By Heyya Shah Howard University architecture professor Hazel Ruth Edwards, PhD., FAIA, (B.Arch. ’86) recently received Architectural Record’s 2022 Women in Architecture Design Leadership Award in the category of educator. Now in its ninth year, the leading architectural news outlet’s award program honors women architects who break barriers and lead their field into a newly designed equitable and sustainable future. Across the five categories of design leader, new generation leader, innovator, educator, and activist, this year’s winners represent leadership, research and practice with more depth and diversity. “We are training people for a field that impacts so much of our lived experience, yet this is

Alumna Africa Miranda tells graduates to Step Up, Step Out and Shine

By Hazel Scott Internationally known actress,  host, digital personality, and alumna Africa Miranda spent Friday, Dec. 2, delivering a rousing commencement speech to excited Alabama State University graduates during the in-person fall commencement ceremonies at the ASU Stadium. Her message to the new graduates was to be the captain of their destiny. “Step Up, Step Out and Shine. This is a mantra that  I live by.  It means that you are not leaving your life and future to chance. That you are actively working to learn and to grow and that you are a light for yourself and everyone around

UAPB Alumna Recruits HBCU Students for Careers with Louis Vuitton

By Wil Heheman Mary Wicks, a 2001 alumna of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, wears many hats professionally. Currently, she works for Louis Vuitton, the French luxury fashion brand. However, she also has experience in a number of other fields including sales, print journalism, live news reporting and film and TV production. Wicks credits her unique and adventurous career to what she calls her passion for people and networking. After graduating from UAPB with a degree in mass communications – journalism, she worked as a reporter for KTBS-TV Channel 3 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Eager to expand her skillset

TSU Quiz Bowl Team Wins National Honors Program Championship Title

By Emmanuel Freeman Tennessee State University students are champions! A four-person quiz bowl team from the university beat out nine other college teams to win the top place in the National Association of African American Honors Programs Quiz Bowl in Baltimore. TSU students, who are all members of the Honor’s College, also won the championship in Oral Research Presentation at the Annual 31st Conference of the NAAAHP. The two events are part of NAAAHP’s annual national conference, where HBCU students participate in a Model African Union, debate, research presentations, and quiz bowl competitions. This was TSU’s first-ever championship in the NAAAHP quiz

JSU and UMMC partnership aims to address lack of diverse physicians within medical field with Pre-Medicine Day

By Kyle Kidd Jackson State University (JSU) College of Science, Engineering, and Technology hosted the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) for the inaugural Pre-Medicine Day. The event presents undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to explore the variety of programs and curriculums at UMMC. Wilbur Walters, Jr. Ph.D., dean of the College of Sciences, Engineering, and Technology, welcomed the packed auditorium filled with over 200 students and urged them to embrace the unique opportunity to explore and network with individuals who once ventured the same journey as them. “I believe events such as today signify the beginning of

Delaware State University celebrates school-record $18.36M NIH research grant

Courtesy of Delaware State University Delaware State University has received a five-year, $18.36 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will support the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Health Equity Research (IHER) Center on campus. This NIH funding is the largest research grant ever awarded to Delaware State University in its 131-year history, surpassing the previous record of $10.9 million received from the NIH in 2017 in support of the institution’s Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research.  Since 2016 the University’s growth in federal research awards has doubled to $45 million. The grant – awarded through the NIH’s Research Centers