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TSU Leads Artificial Intelligence Impact In Higher Education

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University has positioned itself as a trailblazer in the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into higher education. A five-week online AI course is just one of the ways Dr. Robbie Melton has had TSU bridge the digital divide by bringing this latest technology to the Nashville community and others. Melton, who also oversees the smart innovation technology center, taught the free AI course that attracted over 160 participants globally. “I strategically positioned TSU to serve as the professional development center for the HBCUs, looking at the opportunities, the possibilities, and the challenges regarding AI,” Dr.

Mary J. Blige To Personally Award Hampton University Student With Pepsi x Mary J. Blige Strength Of A Woman Scholarship

Courtesy of Hampton University Earlier this year PepsiCo announced the inaugural “Pepsi x Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman Scholarship” named after Mary J. Blige’s festival and summit of the same name, as part of a shared mission to celebrate and advocate for Black women. On Tuesday, November 28, Mary J. Blige will be on-campus alongside PepsiCo’s Kent Montgomery, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Multicultural Development, to present the scholarship to a Hampton University female student. Totaling $60,000 to be unlocked over two years, the scholarship covers costs for half of the student’s undergraduate education, with this year’s

Cultivating Agricultural Excellence and Future Leaders at Lincoln University

Written By Stephanie Cobian At Lincoln University and in the world of agriculture, Amy Bax has played a pivotal role in empowering and guiding the next generation of agricultural leaders. Over the past 12 years, the dedicated employee and former FFA alumna’s profound institutional knowledge, agricultural expertise, and effective program execution have made her a valuable asset to both the University and the broader agricultural community. Most days, Bax’s office serves as a welcoming space for students seeking guidance, assistance, or just a friendly conversation. Faculty and staff also stop by regularly looking for Bax’s input or help to troubleshoot

Tuskegee University Invites Alumni, Friends, and Supporters to Join Giving Tuesday

Written By Tuskegee University Tuskegee University is joining forces with millions of people around the globe in celebration of Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity on November 28. This year, the university is highlighting five key areas that will benefit from your support: Study Abroad (TUGO): Open doors to global opportunities for our students by supporting travel expenses, passport and visa fees, and other costs associated with international study experiences. The General Scholarship Fund: Empower the next generation of leaders at Tuskegee University by contributing to our General Scholarship Fund. Your gift will pave the way for bright minds to access

Stillman College Advances AI Education with Mozilla Foundation Grant

Courtesy of Stillman College Stillman College aims to shape the direction of artificial intelligence education on HBCU campuses thanks to a six-figure grant from the Mozilla Foundation. A trio of Stillman College professors was awarded a $150,000 grant as part of the Responsible Computing Challenge designed to “ensure the next generation of digital builders creates technology in the public’s interest,” according to the foundation. Dr. Fallon Wilson, Senior Fellow for Digital and Race Studies in the H.E.A.R.T. (Humanity Ethics Arts Responsible Technology) Center, will lead the work along with Dean Isaac McCoy, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Computational & Information Sciences, and

Truist Funds Hampton University “Building Economic Mobility for Low and Moderately Skilled Individuals” Program with $250,000 Grant

Written By Hampton University Truist, through its Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund administered by The Winston-Salem Foundation, presented Hampton University with a $250,000 grant to fund the university’s “Building Economic Mobility for Low and Moderately Skilled Individuals, from Underserved Populations in Newport News and Hampton” program. Truist’s Virginia Regional President, Thomas Ransom, presented a check on behalf of Truist to Hampton University President, Darrell K. Williams at the university’s museum, alongside local Truist leadership and university leadership and administrators. “Truist is proud to make this investment in Hampton University’s workforce development program,” said Thomas Ransom, Virginia Regional President at

Bridging the Gap between Students and Faculty Staff: Introducing a Potential Bill from DIRE Committee

Written By Kynedi Nichols The Student Government Association held its annual monthly senate meetings on November 7 at 4 pm in the Mocha Room. This is where they informed students about important information regarding the students, faculty, and staff at Southern University. The meeting started with gaining attendance and making sure all senators were in attendance. The senators spoke about their progress in various events and activities that they held. Senator Kendra Carter spoke on behalf of College and Government and Social Sciences, where she discussed the encouragement to go out and vote in the upcoming elections. She then stated

NAACP’s host Votecoming

Written By Marlazia Folse In a remarkable display of civic engagement and activism, the college chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) had a week-long series of events on Southern University’s campus, collectively titled “Votecoming.” The initiative aims to motivate students to exercise their right to vote and participate actively in the democratic process. This week features a variety of activities. It begins with the “Church Canvassing”. Southern University’s NAACP makes an appearance at Beacon Light Baptist Church. They can show that it is important to not only make an impact on campus, but on our

Nearly 3,000 Morehouse Graduates Get $10M In Student Debt Forgiven By Activist Group

By Nyah Peebles Nearly 3,000 Morehouse College graduates’ student debt has been cleared thanks to the Debt Collective — a debtors union pushing to abolish all forms of debt. On Monday, the Debt Collective announced it collaborated with the all-men’s HBCU to wipe out all outstanding account balances that were in collections for the fall 2022 term and prior. According to the university, Morehouse transferred the remaining balances to the Rolling Jubilee Fund, the Debt Collective’s sister organization, eliminating $9.7 million for 2,777 former students as a “no-strings-attached gift.” “Our nation is defaulting on the promise of education when we burden communities, especially

Missouri State Representative Emily Weber Unveils Politics, Policies and Real-World Challenges for Lincoln University Students

By Stephanie Cobian On October 11, 2023, the dynamic world of American politics came alive for political science students at Lincoln University as they welcomed Missouri State Representative Emily Weber as a distinguished guest lecturer in their PSC204 American State and Local Government course. Representative Weber, who represents the 24th District, offered valuable insights into the intricacies of politics, policymaking and the real-world challenges encountered in the field. Her experiences in public office contributed depth and practical relevance to the academic pursuits of the students, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice. Representative Weber’s background in communications, marketing and