Amazon Teams Up with Pharrell Williams’ YELLOW and Georgia Tech to Launch New Music Remix Competition to Inspire Students to Pursue Computer Science

“Your Voice is Power” experience featuring Pharrell’s new song, “Entrepreneur,” encourages students to examine racial equity while learning coding January 19, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Pharrell Williams’ education equity nonprofit YELLOW, and the Georgia Institute of Technology today announced a new educational collaboration called “Your Voice is Power” to…

BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021

“BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021” January 20th Starting At 11am/10c – an Exclusive News Special Co-Hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Marc Lamont Hill will Broadcast LIVE Extended Coverage of Presidential Inauguration and Feature Special Interviews with Representative James Clyburn, Representative Maxine Waters, National Action Network Founder Reverend Al Sharpton, NAACP President Derrick John, National Urban…

BET to Air Mega Night of Tyler Perry Must-Watch Originals With the Return of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and the World Television Debut of “Madea’s Farewell Play” Airing Tuesday, February 16

“Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play” Will Kick off the Television Event at 8 PM ET/PT Followed by the Return of Hit-Series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” All New and Moving to Tuesdays January 15, 2021 09:11 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, BET announced the premiere date of the much-anticipated original drama “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” season two…

Jenifer Lewis, Dyllón Burnside, Bernard David Jones and Thomas Hobson Cast in Filmed Dramatic Reading of George M. Johnson’s Bestselling Memoir, “All Boys Aren’t Blue” for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Special Virtual Event Presented by the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition Powered by AHF and iN-Hale Entertainment Will Air Nationally on February 8th Supporting AHF’s HIV Awareness in Recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day January 14, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by…

HBO’s INSECURE To Conclude With Upcoming Fifth Season

The Emmy®-winning HBO comedy series INSECURE will conclude with its upcoming fifth season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Gravitt. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because…

Diverse Representation Launches Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline Program

DIVERSE REPRESENTATION LAUNCHES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVESPIPELINE PROGRAM (Black PR Wire) Diverse Representation announces the launch of the Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline program. The aim of the Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline program is to increase the number of Black executives in the entertainment industry, specifically television and film. According to the 2020 UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report,…

JSU delays opening until 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Due to inclement weather, all campuses of Jackson State University will not open until 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11. As always, we want to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.   For further updates about inclement conditions, we urge the campus community and constituents to monitor the university’s social media and website: http://www.jsums.edu.

U.S. Surgeon General Adams, Dobbs to speak on COVID vaccinations with JSU, community

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University School of Public Health will host its “Conversation on COVID-19 Rapid Response” with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and Mississippi state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs during a live Zoom presentation at 11:45 a.m.  Jan. 14. The event is also being sponsored by the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and…

JSU receives $575K in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds for student scholarships, VR learning experiences

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University was recently awarded $230,000 to assist students impacted by the pandemic and $345,000 to redesign the University’s STEM curriculum using virtual reality. Both amounts equate to over $500,000 for the University. The funding is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. to Celebrate 107 Years on January 9, 2021 with a Virtual Global Celebration and Live Conversation from the International Space Station with NASA Astronaut Victor J. Glover, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 5, 2021) Micheal E. Cristal, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., announces 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration. The event will take place Saturday January 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon EST and will be LIVE streamed simultaneously to the Phi Beta Sigma Official Website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms….

Get Laced… Let’s Talk! Podcast: Top Ten Songs of 2020

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make a beginning. ” – T.S. Eliot In celebration of the new year, Southern Laced would like to recognize our Top Ten Songs of 2020 from our podcast Get Laced… Let’s Talk! 1. EMERSON HILL – ROOM…

Amazon Delivers the Gift of Football to Prime Members—NFL Holiday Blitz on Prime Video Features Vikings-Saints on Christmas Day Followed by Exclusive Coverage of 49ers-Cardinals on Dec. 26

Vikings-Saints kicks off on Dec. 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network; 49ers-Cardinals airs exclusively on Prime Video on Dec. 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET (with additional limited over the air coverage in local team markets and on mobile nationally) Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer, Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, and Joy…

JSU Tiger Battalion commissions 3 new 2nd lieutenants during fall 2020 ceremony

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s ROTC Tiger Battalion welcomed three new second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during a commissioning ceremony Dec. 3. Brigadier Gen. (Ret.) Robert Crear joined Lt. Col. Steven C. Robinson, chair and professor of Military Science in the Department of Liberal Arts, in bestowing the new rank onto the former…

Jackson State University’s celebration for first-generation college students offers support toward graduation

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University recently presented its inaugural First-Generation College Students Celebration to acknowledge young trailblazers pursuing a four-year degree as they close in on a family milestone. JSU partnered with Southern University in Baton Rouge for a series of mostly virtual events (Zoom and Facebook Live) that were designed to help first-generation…

Underrepresented Students Will Benefit From Nearly $400,000 NSF Grant For Biology, STEM

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Department of Biology at Jackson State University has been awarded a $399,958 grant from the National Science Foundation that will help underrepresented students enter graduate schools and STEM careers. The three-year multifaceted grant is called “Enhancement of Jackson State University Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (JSU-CURE) Program in the Biological Sciences.” Dr. Tim…

Jackson State University partners with META teletherapy that provides students with mental health services

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is partnering with META teletherapy to further assist students with mental health counseling. META is the nation’s first teletherapy app built specifically for college students, offering real-time video counseling with licensed mental health professionals from the privacy of a smartphone. “The heart of our mission is to provide quality…