JSU student and administrator bring home MAEOPP Awards

Jackson State University senior Kelsei Scott and Associate Vice President for Student SuccessMitchell Shears, Ed.D. are among the 2022 recipients of scholarships and awards to deserving TRIO participants and professionals by the Mississippi Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP). Scott, a journalism and media studies major, received a $500 scholarship. Shears, who also serves…

Jackson State University to host 2022 Corners to College HBCU Program presented by Black Collegiate Gaming Association

Jackson State University will host over 100 local high school students in the Summer 2022 Corners to College HBCU program presented by The Black Collegiate Gaming Association (BCGA). The one-week overnight program engages students with the exponentially growing world of eSports gaming and immerses them in HBCU culture and curriculum. Students are also provided in-depth…

JSU College of Business receives $20K grant from CenterPoint Energy

Jackson State University received a $20,000 grant from CenterPoint Energy on Tuesday. Funds will allow the College of Business to assist first-generation JSU students with developing their digital and analytical skills. “This is how we continue to elevate the exclusive relationship with our corporate partners, especially when they work with our faculty to really produce…

GREENWOOD, INC ACQUIRES VALENCE TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND JOB RECRUITING FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Strengthens Greenwood as the largest digital network for Blacks and minorities; Follows Recent Acquisition of The Gathering Spot and Creates a Trifecta of Fintech Product, Million Member Community, and Career Development Platform June 22, 2022 Atlanta, GA Greenwood, the digital banking platform for Black and Latino individuals and business owners, has announced the acquisition of…

LSMAMP Summer Bridge Program gives incoming freshmen a jumpstart to earning STEM degree, adapting to college life

JACKSON, Mississippi – Jackson State University will kick off its annual Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) Summer Bridge Program on July 6. LSMAMP is designed to help high school graduates transition to university life and inspire them toward high academic achievement in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET). Dr. Martha…

Comcast and Faceforward Productions Partner for Upcoming Docuseries, “The Black Beauty Effect” From Creator and Executive Producer Andrea Lewis, Executive Producers Jackie Aina, Kahlana Barfield Brown and CJ Faison

This first-of-its-kind docuseries examines the Black women who are serving as catalysts for social change within the beauty industry and features mega beauty influencers and industry titans Whitney White, Mikki Taylor, Cara Sabin, Esi Eggleston Bracey, Sam Fine, Amber Riley, Elaine Welteroth, Jessica Cruel, Kayla Graves, Sir John, Shalom Blac and more Premiering exclusively on…

Jackson State University receives $10K grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy

(Jackson, MS) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Jackson State University’s School of Lifelong Learning a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy at their Continuing Education Learning Center (CELC). This local grant is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s recent $10.5 million donation to support summer, family, and adult literacy programs. It…

Jackson State University President joins St. Dominic’s Board of Directors

JACKSON, Mississippi – Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D, is the newest member of the Board of Directors for the St. Dominic Health Services and parent organization, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. “It is an honor to join the board of directors for St. Dominic’s,” said Hudson. “Access to affordable, high-quality…

JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 Million to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Students

Commitment will expand career pathways student development programming and promote financial education resources on campuses June 16, 2022 (NEW YORK) — JPMorgan Chase announced an expanded five-year, $30 million commitment to the financial and career success of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This commitment expands on the firm’s Advancing Black Pathways (ABP)…

WATCH: SZA Drops ‘Ctrl (Deluxe)’

Top Dawg Entertainment’s Grammy award-winning, chart-topping and multi-platinum selling recording artist SZA, celebrates the 5th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Ctrl, with a deluxe edition. Ctrl (Deluxe), with unreleased tracks, including the focus track “Tread Carefully,” is available now at all digital music providers via TDE/RCA Records. Watch here.

Jackson State University students named HBCU Scholars for White House Initiative

JACKSON, Mississippi – Jackson State University students Brikala Roach and Kelsei Scott have been selected as HBCU Scholars for the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The newly announced ninth cohort recognizes 86 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their academic accomplishments, leadership, civic…

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Awards over $30,000 in The Pitch Competition to College Entrepreneurs and Innovators

(Black PR Wire) Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) annual business competition “The Pitch” was held on May 22-26, 2022 at Winston Salem State University. Collegiate innovators competed in a hybrid competition and were supported by innovative workshops and mock sessions. The event brought together over one hundred students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)…

MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED PLATINUM-SELLING R&B SUPERSTAR TANK SET TO RELEASE HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 10TH & FINAL ALBUM “R&B MONEY” ON AUGUST 19

FEATURES CHRIS BROWN, ROTIMI, J VALENTINE, VEDO, D&D, TVERSE, FEATHER & ALEX ISLEY THE “R&B MONEY” PODCAST” DEBUTS #1 MUSIC PODCAST ON iHEARTMEDIA’S BLACK EFFECTPODCAST NETWORK RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SLOW” FEATURING J.VALENTINE TODAY! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE “R&B MONEY” ALBUM NOW! (New York, NY- June 10, 2022) You can’t put a time limit on…

Hulu’s “MIKE” Premieres August 25

Check out the first look at Hulu’s “MIKE,” starring Trevante Rhodes as Mike Tyson. The eight-episode limited series will launch on August 25 on Hulu. SYNOPSIS: From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind I, Tonya and showrunner Karin Gist, executive producer of Our Kind of People, MIKE explores the dynamic and controversial story of…

Application deadline extended for financial grants to transform communities and improve health

DALLAS, June 7, 2022 — The American Heart Association®, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on longer, healthier lives for all, has extended the application deadline for EmPOWERED To Serve Business Accelerator™ financial grant awards that empower entrepreneurs whose innovative ideas address health disparities in under-resourced communities. Now through June 19, 2022, interested entrepreneurs may…

JSU alumna becomes first Black woman to receive Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University alumna Carcia Carson solidified herself in history by becoming the first Black woman to receive her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. With the completion of her advanced degree, Carson intends to devote her professional research to developing translational research in cancer vaccines and personalized immunotherapy. “I am…

Living With Pride: Margaret Walker Center kicks off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with an eye-opening exhibit centering on Southern Black queer stories

(JACKSON, Miss.) —The Margaret Walker Center kicked off LGBTQ+ Pride month with an exhibit unveiling honoring the stories of Black queer individuals who navigated the difficult terrains of sexuality while growing up in the South. Collecting the unique perspectives of young Black men who have both triumphed and struggled in the pursuit of peace, this…