From the NBA to NASA:NBA Player Sterling Brown of the Houston Rockets Announces New TV Show”How Cool Is This”Focusing on STEM / STEAM and The First-Ever “How Cool Is This”STEAM Fair at NBA All-Star 2023

NBA Player Sterling Brown of the Houston Rockets shoots for the stars with the launch of his new TV show –“How Cool Is This” — on YouTube. As the host, Brown will explore the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics — also known as STEM / STEAM– via a multicultural lens. “How…

SOLA RUM, FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 DATE

Returning for the 5th year at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center Grounds on October 15th (Black PR Wire) FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — SoLa Rum, Food & Wine Festival is proud to announce their 5th annual festival will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 5 pm to 11 pm EST on the grounds of…

Jackson State University’s new Disaster Preparedness Certification will help equip next generation of emergency management professionals

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University (JSU) will offer a post-baccalaureate certificate in Disaster Preparedness & Community Resilience Among Vulnerable Populations this fall. The program results from years of multidisciplinary research and collaborative strategic planning between the Department of Psychology and the Department of Civil & Environmental and Industrial Systems & Technology. The community-oriented curriculum…

TIK TOK FAVORITE KYLESIMPS RELEASES DEBUT EP, SIMP BOY SUMMER

Visual for “Blip” Out Today Stream / Get the EP here (August 5, 2022) San Diego-based, Filipino-American Tiktok sensation Kylesimps releases his debut EP, Simp Boy Summer, today via Groundwērk/MNRK Music Group. The 7 song EP contains the fan-favorites “Bed,” “Think About,” and “S.I.M.P.,” which collectively have over 2.7M streams on Apple Music and over…

Denny’s Partners with Getty Images to Preserve History at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

SPARTANBURG, S.C., August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its continuing commitment to Black colleges, Denny’s Inc. today announced a major partnership with Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, to help preserve the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Through this partnership, Denny’s will provide stipends to students at the HBCUs who…

Urban Beauty TV Returns For Season 2 on BET-Her Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Celebrating its return with a limited series run of five new episodes starting Saturday, August 6th, 2022, 10:30 pm ET on BETher, Urban Beauty TV shines the spotlight on the glam world’s beautypreneurs, stylists, fashion designers and health professionals. These leaders are pushing the envelope in the world of beauty, its products and its packaging…

JSU Day of Giving surpasses $500K goal, and still counting

JACKSON, Miss. –Jackson State University exceeded its $500,000 fundraising goal during its annual Day of Giving event on Friday, July 29. This year’s virtual program was themed “1877: For Thee Culture” and hosted by alumna Chelle B, on-air personality, and alumnus Mark Henderson, Ph.D., JSU theatre professor and coordinator of speech communication. “Giving back to…

Jackson State University Welcomes Cohort 19 of the Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Program

JACKSON, Miss. – This fall, the Jackson State University College of Education and Human Development welcomes the 19th cohort to the Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Educationprogram. The dynamic group of 17 working professionals will participate in a rigorous two-year research program to assume senior leadership roles in post-secondary institutions. “Admittance into the Jackson State…

MNRK MUSIC GROUP INKS DEAL WITH DETROIT RAPPER KASH DOLL

NEW PROJECT COMING SOON! (New York – August 1, 2022) MNRK Music Group (“MNRK”) is thrilled to announce a new deal with Detroit rapper Kash Doll, brokered by TITLE 9 Inc. Under this new global deal, Kash Doll will release a full-length project due in early 2023 and will bring an as-yet-untitled imprint to the…

3X GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER HIT-BOY FEATURED ON BEYONCE’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ALBUM “RENAISSANCE”

[Los Angeles, CA] – Beyoncé’s 8th studio album “Renaissance,” has arrived. This is Beyoncé’s first album in six years and first since her world-conquering Lemonade. The 16-song project cites production by Hit-Boy for her song “THIQUE.” Hit-Boy, who’s no stranger to collaborating with artists, is responsible for producing a string of anthemic records for Beyoncé…

JSU College of Business kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations

Jackson State University’s College of Business (COB) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On Monday, July25, the college commemorated decades of success with a kick-off reception noting its milestones and the thousands of graduates produced. “This means 50 years of excellence; 50 years of producing those excellent Black entrepreneurs, economists, accountants and just really doing the…

1877 For THEE Culture, JSU Day of Giving

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University’s Day of Giving is an annual one-day fundraising drive where alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends from all over the world come together to give back and support the areas, programs, and causes that are important to us. We are calling on all alumni, alumni chapters, fraternities, sororities,…

CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCE BY JON BATISTE RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Special Performance in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stageto Feature World Premiere of Batiste’s American Symphony (New York, NY; July 28, 2022) Today, Carnegie Hall announced that its performance by Jon Batiste, originally planned for May 2022 has now been rescheduled for Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.The highly anticipated performance in Stern Auditorium/Perelman…

Jackson State University joins Grow with Google’s HBCU Career Readiness Program to train 100,000 Black College Students In Digital Skills by 2025

Jackson State University is joining the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program, an initiative helping Black college students at over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) prepare for the workforce through digital skills training and career workshops.  Through a $3 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the program will train 100,000…

WATCH PREVIEW: GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT – Now on Digital & On Demand

This feature-length documentary was released as a global cinema event on Wednesday, June 22nd. WATCH PREVIEW BELOW GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT, a deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by the late Grammy® Award winner, was released as a global cinema event on Wednesday, June 22nd. Details of participating countries and cinemas are listed on georgemichaelfreedomuncut.com. Throughout…

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND DJ ERYKAH BADU ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES FOR THE DIGGING CRYSTALS IN BADUBOTRON TOUR

INCLUDES PERFORMANCES AT RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL AND CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! July 26, 2022 (New York, NY) – Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, DJ and 4x GRAMMY Award winner Erykah Badu will bring The Digging Crystals in Badubotron Tour to America. Select stops along the tour will include DJ sets from Badu performing under her moniker DJ Lo Down Loretta…