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JSU President Tells Freshmen, Transfer Students To Pick Friends Wisely, Dream Big

During New Student Convocation for the Class of 2022, JSU President William B. Bynum Jr. urged more than 600 freshmen and transfer students to surround themselves with...

Marion Fedrick Named New President Of Albany State University

Albany State University Interim President Marion Fedrick will now serve as president for the university. The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents made the decision Tuesday morning. https://twitter.com/AlbanyStateUniv/status/1029380517844668417 “In...

New Morehouse President Moves Into The College’s Dorms For His ‘Freshman Year’

Morehouse College's new president, David Thomas, is a different type of president for the storied institution in a couple of ways. First, he is the first president...

Thurgood Marshall School Of Law Makes Progress Toward Full ABA Standards Compliance

HOUSTON (August 9, 2018) – The Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) has concluded that Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law is making...

Albany State Professor Florence Lyons Recognized As “One-Woman Career Launchpad”

Lyons calls her efforts the FAB Initiative — for Find, Assist, Believe. Don’t look for pricey FAB stationery, though. Lyons is the initiative. The speech and theater professor...

FAMU Names Johnnie L. Early II New Dean Of College Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical...

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announces the appointment of Johnnie L. Early II, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS). His appointment is effective October...

Delaware State Signs Accord With University In China

Delaware State University has expanded the possibilities of its Chinese partnership portfolio with the signing of a new agreement with Dezhou University. DSU Provost Tony Allen recently formalized...

Grambling’s Bring it Home 2018 Kicks Off with $218,000 in Raised

This July, Grambling State University’s Bring it Home kicked off with a number of major donations from alumni, staff, and corporate donors raising $218,000 in one month. “It’s...

Norfolk State On the Hunt for a New President

The Board of Visitors (governing body) invites applications and nominations for the seventh President of Norfolk State University (NSU). The board seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial, innovative and...

Bethune Nursing Instructor’s Dissertation Unveils Strategies to Address Drowning Among Blacks

Instructor Lorna Wilson successfully defended her dissertation on July 19, 2018, and has completed the requirements for her Ph.D. in nursing from Barry University. Her dissertation was titled, The...

Beyoncé’s Scholars Award Is Granted To These Eight HBCU Students

Some might remember back in April Beyoncé announced the Homecoming Scholars Award for the 2018 – 2019 academic school year. A scholarship fund of $200k would be...

FAMU Leadership Meets with Federal Officials to Discuss Center of Excellence

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been diligently meeting with the private sector, federal officials and key legislative staff over the last several months to discuss the establishment...

Howard Professor Files Lawsuit In Support Of Haitian Sugar Cane Workers In The Dominican...

WASHINGTON, DC – Last month, Howard University African American Studies Professor Nikongo BaNikongo, Ph.D., filed a lawsuit in the International Criminal Court (ICC), located in Hague, Netherlands, on behalf of Haitian...

Sheryl Lee Ralph & Others Honored by McDonald’s

NEW ORLEANS — Actress, singer and producer Sheryl Lee Ralph is a triple threat in the entertainment industry but was honored during this weekend's Essence Festival for...

A Look Inside the Lives of White Students at Historically Black Colleges & Universities

By David J. Dent On her first visit to West Virginia State University a decade ago, Leisha Salyer, who is white, did not even realize WVSU was a...

It Is Time To Address Homophobia and Transphobia on HBCU Campuses

by Sherri Williams While there are more than 100 historically black colleges and universities in the country, only three have LGBT student centers.   Keep your t***** out of our...

Three HBCU Graduates Become The First Beer Bar in Harlem 100% African-American Owned

Three graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are bringing a stylish take to a trendy craft beer bar in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood. On...

Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Oprah Winfrey

"This is not a show for Oprah or by Oprah," he said. "This is a show about other issues using the lens of Oprah." Among the first objects...
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