Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

High-ranking Jackson State University is one of country’s most influential and largest HBCU

(JACKSON, Miss.) — According to AcademicInfluence.com, Jackson State University has been named among the top 30 most influential HBCUs over the past two decades. Baseline criteria for this ranking include four-year undergraduate degree offerings and full accreditation. The organization highlights that JSU emphasizes research and experiential learning, has more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree…

Jackson State University’s Japan Fest bridges U.S. and Japanese cultures, aims to enlighten

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Daiki Suematsu is doing it for the culture. The Japanese outreach coordinator for Jackson State University recently hosted the inaugural Japan Fest at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The event featured saki tasting, anime, traditional yukata (cotton summer kimono), taiko (Japanese percussion drums) performances, cosplay and Asian-themed fashion show, among other Japanese…

Jackson State University grant will help explore potential use of bio-inspired construction materials on planets

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Kejun Wen, an assistant professor at Jackson State University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded a $28,741 grant from the Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) to explore the use of bio-inspired construction materials in space. MSSGC is a statewide nonprofit organization of institutions of higher learning…

$304,000 grant: Mental health bureau renews substance-abuse prevention award to Jackson State’s Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Department of Mental Health Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services has renewed MJCPC’s Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant. Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition will receive $304,488 for the 2021-22 fiscal year. “We are excited about the renewal of this grant.  It is rewarding to educate our youth and community about the…

New associate VP for Business/Finance at Jackson State University has served over 18 years in public, private sectors

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Misti A. Munroe is the new associate vice president for Business and Finance at Jackson State University. She will report to Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Howard Brown, who expressed confidence in her experience in the public and private sectors, with emphasis in finance, portfolio management, banking and alternative investments.  “I’m very excited…

KLLM, Jackson State University President Hudson unveil new football truck

(JACKSON, Miss.) — KLLM Transport Services hosted recently the 2021 Football Trucks Unveiling Event, which for the first time included a Jackson State University-themed truck. The 18-wheeler proudly features JSU football program greats through the years, including W.C. Gorden, Jackie Slater, Robert Brazile, Lem Barney, Walter Payton and Coach Deion Sanders. During the event, Athletics…

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Jackson State University will offer shots on Tuesday, July 27, in Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

WATCH: Khalid Drops “New Normal”

Multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid launches his new era with the release of his first single “New Normal” via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.

JIM JONES’ BYRDGANG 2.0 RELEASES VIDEO FOR SINGLE “HIP HOP” TODAY

“HIP HOP” IS FIRST RELEASE FROM BYRDGANG 2.0/eONE AND FEATURES JONES, DYCE PAYSO & SHOOTA July 23, 2021 — Today, Platinum-selling rapper and entrepreneur Jim Jones and his Byrdgang 2.0 crew release the video for the single, “Hip Hop.” with Dyce Payso and Shoota. The video was directed by $hula the Don, Jim Jones and Will C, and captures the…

Countdown to The Reset 2021

Sponsored by WeShare, the virtual faith, mental health and wellness summit announces its full lineup of speakers, including Grammy Award-winning headliner, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child July 21, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NORFOLK, Va. & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UHSM Health Share, a faith-based health care nonprofit founded on Christian beliefs and values and Brittney Moses,…

SOUTHERN LACED TAKES FIVE WITH OMEGIA

SL: Tell us about yourself. How did you get into creative writing? OK: My creative writing started at a very young age. I come from a large family and I used to sit under the dinning room table and make up stories about my family. My Star Wars action figures had scripts that had nothing…

JSU, Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds secure $3 million grant to combat COVID-19, improve health literacy among at-risk communities

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University, the city of Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center recently collaborated to secure a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. The funds are part of a new, two-year initiative designed to advance health literacy and enhance equitable community responses…

WEIRDO WORKSHOP PRESENTS… RISING R&B BAND THE SHINDELLAS HITS THE AIRWAVES WITH NEW SINGLE “WHEN YOU’RE LONELY”

PERFORMS “LIKE A LADY” WITH LADY A ONGOOD MORNING AMERICA NEW ALBUM “HITS THAT STICK LIKE GRITS”COMING THIS SUMMER (July 7, 2021) Rising R&B band The Shindellas (Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones, and Stacy Johnson) are back with another amazing single with the release of “When You’re Lonely.” Written and produced by multi-Grammy, hit-making songwriting/production duo…

OUTDOORS IS OPEN AND ATLANTA IS THE PLACE TO GATHER!

This Camping, Glamping, Jamming All-Night Concert will be the Summer Celebration Event you’ve been waiting for all year! A CULTURAL VERZUZ: ATL VS THE WEST INDIES This Camping, Glamping, Jamming All-Night Concert set for July 17th will be the Summer Celebration Event you’ve been waiting for all year! Produced by D.A.T. Distribution and Tours, headed…

Jackson State University will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, July 6

(JACKSON, Miss.) — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 in Jackson State University’s Rose E. McCoy Auditorium. The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will be offering Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. All vehicles must enter through the Prentiss Street security checkpoint. Insurance is not needed, and vaccines are provided…

The 2021 ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola® Set to Feature Branded Activations During Virtual Experiences

Offering World-Class Virtual Consumer Activations by Festival Partners Coca-Cola®, Estée Lauder, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Walmart and More! July 01, 2021 06:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 2021 ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola® unveils invigorating branded experiences for this year’s virtual ESSENCE Festival of Culture. Taking…

RENEE RAMORE HAIR CARE BRINGS SCIENCE TO HAIR FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

Celebrity Chicago Hairstylist Launches New Coconut Infused Hair Care System For All Hair Types (Black PR Wire) Celebrity hairstylist Tacara Renee Hammons, recognized as Tacara Renee in the beauty industry and CEO of Renee Ramore Hair Care today launches a new coconut-infused, three-part hair care system that richly hydrates without affecting the unique curly hair…