Washington Commanders Sign Bowie State Stand Out

By Nyah Peebles The Washington Commanders have signed former Bowie State University defensive lineman, Joshua Pryor to its practice squad. The team signed him as a free agent following the draft and invited him to a minicamp but he was released at roster cutdowns before the season started. According to HBCU Gameday, Pryor played in 49 games during his four seasons and recorded 34 solo tackles (55 total) and 9.5 sacks in his debut season at Bowie State. “At the end of his illustrious career with the Bulldogs Pryor compiled 245 total stops, 77 tackles for loss, 32 sacks, three pass breakups, five

Waning enthusiasm from Black voters presents an inflection point for Biden’s campaign

By Curtis Bunn R. John Thomas, of Cincinnati, said he did not participate in a new NBC News poll indicating 20% of Black voters would consider voting for Donald Trump if the presidential election were held today. But if he had been polled, Thomas said, he is not sure what his response would have been. This alarmed him. “It should be a no-brainer,” he said. “I’m not a Trump supporter — let’s make that clear,” he said. “But I was concerned about President Biden. What has he done for Black people, who were a big reason for him winning? You hear that noise

NPR reporter arrested during George Floyd protest will receive settlement from L.A. County

A radio reporter taken into custody while covering a demonstration the night two sheriff’s deputies were shot three years ago reached a $700,000 settlement on Tuesday with Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the payout to Josie Huang, a journalist for NPR affiliate LAist. “Journalists in Los Angeles County should be able to record police activity in public without fear of unlawful arrest,” Huang said in a statement after the supervisors’ vote. “My arrest was traumatic, but I hope that some good can still come of this experience.” Deputies slammed Huang to the ground Sept. 12, 2020, and

Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott suspends his campaign for president

By Jeongyoon Han Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is ending his bid for the presidential nomination on the GOP ticket. He announced his move on the Fox News program, “Sunday Night in America,” surprising host Trey Gowdy, who was not expecting it. Scott announced his run in May and his candidacy centered on his Christian faith and experience as a Black man growing up with a single mom in the South. Scott’s candidacy also highlighted the lonesome position he took on more than a decade ago in GOP leadership: he is one of just three Black members of the Senate, and

Harris files paperwork putting Biden on South Carolina’s ballot to kick off 2024 Democratic primary

Vice President Kamala Harris flew to South Carolina on Friday to file paperwork putting President Joe Biden on the 2024 presidential ballot of the state, which will lead off the Democratic presidential primary thanks to a White House-led schedule overhaul meant to better empower Black voters. Harris was joined in the state capital by South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, one of the leading Black voices in Congress. Then-candidate Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign was floundering after big losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, but rebounded with a decisive South Carolina win that was solidified by Clyburn’s late endorsement. That 2020 boost gave Biden enough momentum to romp through Super Tuesday, clinch his party’s

Stacey Abrams targets Kamala Harris’ critics ahead of 2024

By Savannah Kutcher Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and two-time Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, denounced some criticism of Vice President Kamala Harris, saying in an interview Sunday that although politicians should expect questions, Harris has received a racist and sexist share of the scrutiny. “We will always question the person behind the person,” Abrams told MSNBC’s Jen Psaki, emphasizing that not all criticism of Harris is fueled by discrimination. “But we cannot ignore that misogyny and racism remain very prevalent in our politics.” Harris has faced approval ratings below 50% since taking office alongside President Joe Biden nearly three years ago. In a CBS News

VSU Calls For Immediate Action Following Racial Incident At Women’s Soccer Game

Written By Virginia State University Virginia State University has requested an apology and an investigation after the VSU women’s soccer team experienced racial slurs and inappropriate sounds during a match against Guilford College on September 26. During the game, the opposing team’s fans reportedly yelled the N-word and made monkey noises aimed at our student-athletes. While there have been direct apologies to our administration, VSU says that our student-athletes also deserve a personal apology. The President of Guilford College, Dr. Kyle Farmbry, has apologized to VSU President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah. In a website statement, Dr. Farmbry said they have discussed

TSU Alumna Makes History as Youngest CEO of a Hair Care Brand

Courtesy of Texas Southern University Aris Singleton graduated from Texas Southern University in 2017. Six years later, she is the youngest CEO of a textured hair care brand. In September, she graced the cover of the Collector’s Issue of JET Magazine. “I am filled with so much pride and great joy,” Singleton said. “I am a Black woman, 30 years old and running a multi-million-dollar business. When people ask me ‘what school did you graduate from?’ I proudly tell them Texas Southern University.” JET showcased her professional and personal journey of success that started at TSU and has taken her

The Academy and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to Present Howard University a Replacement of Hattie McDaniel’s Best Supporting Actress Academy Award¼

By Misha Cornelius The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced today the Academy will gift to the Howard University Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts a replacement of actor Hattie McDaniel’s Best Supporting Actress Academy Award¼. Howard University will host a ceremony titled “Hattie’s Come Home” at its Cramton Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on October 1, 2023. The event will also be available for live viewing. The ceremony will celebrate the life and legacy of McDaniel, her historic Academy Award win, and reunite her Academy Award with Howard University as she originally intended. The event will include remarks

TSU First-Year Graduate Student Awarded Poultry Industry Scholarship

By Alexis Clark After working at a local animal hospital in Nashville years ago, Alexis McDade’s passion for the animal industry was fueled. Additionally, McDade’s recent involvement with TSU’s food and animal science program has led her to a unique career path in the poultry sector. Currently, she is a first-year graduate student at TSU, majoring in food and animal science within the College of Agriculture. She has just received a scholarship from the Tennessee Poultry Association (TPA) based on her exceptional performance in the poultry research area. McDade expressed her gratitude for becoming a TPA award recipient. “(When) I

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