Mississippi Public Health Association board member, Jackson State University professor tackles vaccine hesitancy, tobacco use

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Since being elected unanimously to the board of directors for the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) earlier this year, JSU professor Dr. Nelson Atehortua has worked “intensively” to promote COVID-19 vaccinations and discourage the use of tobacco. Atehortua, a faculty member in the College of Health Sciences, is also director for the…

School of Lifelong Learning at Jackson State University receives $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s School of Lifelong Learning has received an $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The funds will be used to support adult literacy at the School of Lifelong Learning’s Continuing Education Learning Center. This local grant is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s recent $10.5 million donation to…

Recent political elections propel Jackson State University alums to leadership positions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Several Jackson State University alums have reason to celebrate after winning their campaigns for political seats throughout Mississippi on June 8. Melanie Townsend-Blackmon was elected mayor of Drew, Mississippi. Brian Grizzell was elected to the Jackson City Council, replacing outgoing councilman De’Keither Stamps’ seat. Grizzell will oversee the Highway 80 corridor, which…

Taraji P. Henson to Host 2021 “BET AWARDS” Broadcast Set to Air Live on BET, Sunday, June 27 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

Queen Latifah to Be Honored With Prestigious Lifetime Achievement BET Award The 2021 “BET AWARDS” Proclaims This Year’s Theme as “Year of the Black Woman” to Celebrate and Honor Their Immense Impact on the Culture #BETAWARDS #CULTURESBIGGESTNIGHT June 14, 2021 04:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, BET announces that Academy Award®-nominated and Golden…

WATCH: Doja Cat Drops “Need To Know”

Global superstar Doja Cat released her newest track “Need To Know” along with an incredible new music video directed by Miles & AJ (Billie Eilish, MGK). The new single comes with Doja’s announcement of her brand new album, Planet Her, available June 25th. Pre-Order/Pre-Save here.

MAX 94.1 FM WYAD’s hosts its second virtual awards ceremony for its 7th Anniversary in September

With the world forever changed since the Coronavirus Pandemic, MAX WYAD 94.1 FM is once again adapting by hosting its Anniversary event as an online celebration. On Saturday, September 11th @ 4p.m. central/5p.m. eastern media personality Cyrus Webb will host the event on the station’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wyad941fm/, interviewing the station’s management and discussing what the station hopes…

Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, Jackson State University offering COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, June 15

(JACKSON, Miss.) — As Independence Day celebration nears, COVID-19 vaccinations are being made available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in Jackson State University’s Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center is providing first and second doses of the Moderna vaccination. All vehicles must…

THE SHINDELLAS MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST R&B BAND PERFORMS ALONGSIDE LADY A, CARLY PEARCE, LINDSAY ELL AS THEY OPEN THE 2021 CMT MUSIC AWARDS

Weirdo Workshop’s The Shindellas are definitely making their presence known! This week, the Nashville-based trio, Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones, and Stacy Johnson performed at the 2021 CMT Awards beside Lady A, Carly Pearce, and Lindsay Ell as they opened the show performing “Like A Lady” alongside an all-female band that featured rising country star Catie…

R&B STAR SEVYN STREETER RELEASES TANTALIZING MUSIC VIDEO FOR SUMMER ANTHEM “GUILTY”

SOPHOMORE ALBUM “DRUNKEN WORDZ X SOBER THOUGHTZ” ARRIVING THIS SUMMER (June 11, 2021) – Today, renowned singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter drops the sensual music video (watch HERE) for her star-studded single “Guilty” feat. Chris Brown & A$AP Ferg via TStreetz Corp/Groundwērk/eOne. Directed by Young Chang, the visual premiered via BET Soul and BET Jams. Amassing over…

JUICY J ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF THE HUSTLE STILL CONTINUES ON JUNE 25TH

Expanded Album Features 9 New Tracks Featuring Pooh Shiesty, Rico Nasty, Lord Infamous, Project Pat, Duski, Henry AZ, and Kaash Paige Tracklisting Revealed and Preorder Available Now! PREORDER / PRESAVE THE HUSTLE STILL CONTINUES HERE (June 11, 2021) Platinum-selling rapper, producer, legend and Academy Award winner Juicy J announces the release ofTHE HUSTLE STILL CONTINUES…

Jackson State University will administer COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday, June 8

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium, with the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center.  First and second doses of the Moderna vaccination will be available. Second-doses of Pfizer vaccinations also will be administered. All vehicles must…

JSU alumni (Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority line sisters) create scholarship endowment

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The spring 2007 line of the Gamma Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented a $25,000 check to Jackson State University’s Division of Institutional Advancement that will go toward a $50,000 endowment in support of student scholarships and book awards. Ultimately, the endowment will balloon to $100,000 with matching funds….

Jackson State University’s undergrads of National Speech Language Hearing Association receive Silver Chapter Honors

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) has received the 2021 Silver Chapter Honors from the organization that recognizes the student-led chapter’s community outreach and advocacy. Despite the pandemic, the organization completed numerous activities that included: A poverty drive during National Public Health Week Read Across America for Dr….

5th annual Brown Girls Do Gymnastics Conference & Inaugural Isla Invitational Set for July 23-25,2021 hosted by Grambling State University

Brown Girls Do Gymnastics Inspiring the Next Generation of Brown and Black Gymnasts with support from The Doug Williams Center (Black PR Wire) Atlanta, Georgia – Brown Girls Do Gymnastics (BGDG) is an important narrative that has been championing a space for Black and brown girls who compete and introduce them to the world of gymnastics. Recognizing a culture of racism and isolation, Founder…

2 Jackson State University ROTC graduates join officer ranks of U.S. Air Force as 2nd lieutenants

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Two former Air Force ROTC cadet leaders who distinguished themselves academically and honorably during training were recently promoted to second lieutenants during a commissioning ceremony recently at Jackson State University. As commander of Detachment 006, Lt. Col. Natosha Reed administered the oath of office to 2nd Lt. Jalen McIntyre, an industrial technology major…