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Empowering Innovation: PVAMU debuts Blackstone LaunchPad to support next generation of entrepreneurs, professionals

Written By Kerry Laird Prairie View A&M University hosted a groundbreaking event to inaugurate the Blackstone LaunchPad on campus, marking a significant milestone in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among students and faculty. The event was the culmination of a $10 million commitment across Texas dedicated to entrepreneur success and economic mobility. “We believe joining the prestigious Blackstone LaunchPad program will greatly aid in strengthening the ecosystem and culture of entrepreneurship on the PVAMU campus,” said Dr. Munir Quddus, dean of the PVAMU College of Business. “These resources and partnerships will help our students receive national exposure and strengthen their own education

Slaves Built This Well-Known University, And Now Their Descendants Want $70 Billion in Reparations

By Jessica Washington It’s no secret that much of this country was built off the backs of enslaved people. From the White House to Wall Street, it’s difficult to find a historical landmark without ties to our nation’s brutal history of slavery. Now, descendants of enslaved people are looking to St. Louis University to settle a major debt. And yes — they have receipts! A group of economists, descendants, and politicians estimated that the Jesuit institution exploited $361 million-worth of slave labor before inflation. Today, the group argues the school owes over $70 billion to the descendants of people they forced

Congresswoman Alma Adams to Receive Booker T. Washington Award at Embracing the Legacy Gala

Written By Thonnia Lee Tuskegee University proudly announces that Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., a stalwart supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will be honored with the Booker T. Washington Award in Leadership and Education at the Embracing the Legacy gala. The gala, dedicated to celebrating the enduring legacy of Tuskegee University, is set to take place on March 15 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Congresswoman Adams, representing North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District for five terms, is renowned for her advocacy for HBCUs, championing the idea that these institutions are among the nation’s most valuable treasures. Serving

HU Hosts a Middle School “Math Counts” Competition

Courtesy of Hampton University the Hampton University Department of Mathematics orchestrated a highly successful Math Counts competition. The event, sponsored by the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, saw participation from 34 talented students who have become the top math performers at their respective middle schools. “It is truly inspiring to witness the passion and dedication these young mathematicians bring to the field,” said Arun Verma, Ph.D. “Math Counts is not just a competition. It is a celebration of mathematical achievement and a stepping-stone for these students towards a brighter academic future.” The Math Counts competition, a testament to Verma’s commitment

Usher and Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band wow fans during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

By Rachel James-Terry Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band made a special appearance with eight-time Grammy-winning artist Usher during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Boom showed television viewers and football fans in Allegiant Stadium why they are known as the “Summa Cum Laude of Bands,” making the most of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “It feels surreal. It’s not every day you are invited to participate in such a monumental moment. The reality of the situation did not hit us until we began rehearsals in Vegas,” shares Roderick Little, Ph.D., director

Oral History Project Captures Alumni Stories At Norfolk State

Courtesy of Norfolk State University Alumni will soon have a tangible remembrance of their fond Norfolk State memories as a book of collected stories. Last summer, alumni were invited to submit their stories via writing or recording, and to date, more than 3,200 alumni have participated in the University’s first oral history project. Many of the stories will be included in a book that will be available for purchase next summer. “The oral history project allows us to tell the story of Norfolk State through our alumni,” says Assistant Vice President for Development Shana Z. James. “It is allowing us

Tuskegee University’s Cybersecurity Program Achieves No. 2 Ranking in Cybersecurity Guide’s 2024 List

Written By Tuskegee University Tuskegee University has achieved a No. 2 ranking in the Cybersecurity Guide’s 2024 list for its exceptional Computer Science Cybersecurity Program. This recognition underscores Tuskegee University’s commitment to providing cutting-edge education and research in the field of cybersecurity. The Master of Science in Information Systems and Computer Security (MS-ISCS) program, started in 2014, combines business and computer science disciplines to prepare graduates for critical roles in information assurance. With over 100 professionals trained, Tuskegee alums serve in high-profile government agencies and leading tech companies. The program features a choice between a 30-hour thesis or non-thesis Master’s

PVAMU earns global award for international education efforts

Courtesy of Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M University has received the prestigious 2024 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The University is the first HBCU to receive the honor. NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. The organization serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide at more than 4,300 institutions in more than 170 countries. Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the awards celebrate outstanding commitment and accomplishment in campus internationalization. The Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes U.S. colleges

Chicago State University to Serve as ‘scientific super site’ to Study Climate Change Impact

Courtesy of Chicago State University Summer in the city has looked (or felt) a bit different this year. From a historic drought, to smoke from the Canadian wildfires, to extreme changes in weather, the impacts of climate change have very much been center stage for Chicagoland residents. But just how great of an impact can differ simply by your address. To better understand this, particularly for historically under-resourced, disinvested communities that are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Chicago State University will deploy a set of

Fort Valley State University Announces Stevie Baggs Jr. as Keynote Speaker for 37th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Dortch Lecture Series

Courtesy of Fort Valley State University Fort Valley State University (FVSU) will host its 37th Annual Scholarship Luncheon with philanthropist and entrepreneur Stevie Baggs Jr., serving as the keynote speaker on Monday, February 19, 2024, at noon in the Health and Physical Education Complex on FVSU’s campus. Under the theme “Igniting the Light: A Legacy of Giving,” this year’s luncheon aims to raise $500,000 in support of student scholarships, furthering FVSU’s commitment to academic excellence and student empowerment. Baggs Jr., former National Football League and Canadian Football League player, actor, author, and inspirational speaker, will address the crowd of faculty,