Jackson State University Student Success Awarded $9 Million for seven U.S. Department of Education Grants

Jackson, Mississippi – The Office of Postsecondary Education at the United States Department of Education recently awarded the Jackson State University Student Success unit more than $9 million in grants for six new programs and one continuing program to serve low-income first-generation middle school, high school and college students. The programs align with the university’s…

GRAMMY-WINNING MUSICIAN ANTHONY HAMILTON TEAMS WITH AFRICANANCESTRY.COM TO CHALLENGE FANS TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF THEIR ANCESTORS

Free Merch, African Ancestry Testing and a VIP Virtual Reveal & After Party Included in ‘Anthony Hamilton’s Africa Forever Challenge: A Real Love Experience’ (Black PR Wire) Off the heels of holiday home goings, fans across the world are invited to take a transformative journey with GRAMMY award-winning musician Anthony Hamilton that will reconnect them…

Greenwood Powers ‘Classically Ours’ Featuring Jeezy with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Provides Exclusive Access to Elevate Members

Through New Lifestyle and Career Membership, Elevate, Greenwood also Provides Exclusive Access to the One-Night Only, Sold Out Performance January 27, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenwood, the digital banking platform for Black and Latino individuals and businesses, is powering the debut performance of Classically Ours, a new concert series that blends the music…

MSDH News: Latest Maternal Mortality Report: Health Disparities Increase

JACKSON, Miss. — The latest Mississippi Maternal Mortality Report, released today, shines a glaring light on even greater disparities between white and black outcomes for new mothers. The Mississippi Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) is statutorily tasked with investigating maternal deaths to identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations for preventing future deaths. For the 2017- 2019…

JSU President Hudson Recognized as a Top CEO by Mississippi Business Journal

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. has been selected as a 2023 Top CEO by the Mississippi Business Journal. The distinguished cohort of 23 leaders were honored today at an awards ceremony held in Jackson, Miss. “I am humbled to receive this honor from the Mississippi Business Journal and to…

JSU College of Business MBA students among the first NBMBA Association Scholarship Cohort

Jackson, Mississippi – Two graduate students from Jackson State University’s College of Business(COB) were selected to represent the university at the 45th annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) conference. Tyra McCormick and Aaron Bailey attended the 2022 conference held in Atlanta as members of the association’s first HBCU Student Scholarship Cohort. “Our MBA program is…

Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith to Perform at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Music’s Biggest Night® Airs Sun., Feb. 5, 2023, on CBS January 25, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first round of performers for the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards® has been announced and taking the stage will be current nominees Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith. Live from Crypto.com Arena in Los…

Education and Civil Rights: Global Teaching Project’s Advanced STEM Access Program brings students to JSU for MLK weekend

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University and the Margaret Walker Center hosted approximately 200 high school students and educators from rural Mississippi during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday weekend as part of the Global Teaching Project’s Advanced STEM Access Program. The students, who are studying AP Biology, AP Physics, and AP Computer Science…

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Jackson State University Among Best Online Programs

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University has been ranked among the 2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. JSUOnline offers undergraduate programs in business administration, history, childcare and family education, criminal justice, healthcare administration, professional interdisciplinary studies, and technology with a concentration in emergency management. “It is an honor to have…

Sallie Mae Announces 10 Nationwide Recipients of Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students

Recipients Receive $10,000 Each to Pursue Graduate Degrees to Advance Social Justice and Support their Local Communities January 24, 2023 11:15 AM Eastern Standard Time NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sallie Mae, through its charitable arm The Sallie Mae Fund, Inc. today announced the recipients of its Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students. The scholarship, in partnership…

IN CELEBRATION OF HIP HOP’s UPCOMING 50th ANNIVERSARY, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH MASS APPEAL FOR #HIPHOP50 INITIATIVE

COLLABORATION WILL PAY HOMAGE TO PIVOTAL SONY MUSIC ARTISTS, ALBUMS AND KEY CULTURAL MOMENTS WITH CONTENT, EXPERIENCES AND ORIGINAL PRODUCTS FROM THE PAST 50 YEARS SONY MUSIC’S CERTIFIED PROGRAM WILL SUPPORT THE OPENING OF HIP HOP: CONSCIOUS, UNCONSCIOUS, A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ON VIEW JANUARY 25 – MAY 21 AT FOTOGRAFISKA NEW YORK (Los Angeles,…

Kristin Richards appointed director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University’s School of Social Work appoints Kristin Richards, Ph.D. as director of the Bachelor of Social Work program (BSW). She most recently served as associate vice president of Future Energy Solutions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Dr. Richards puts student-learning first and has added value to our Division of Social Work…

Roderick Little named HBCU Band Director of the Year

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South (SBOTS) Band Director Roderick Little, Ph.D., has been named 2022 HBCU band director of the year by Best American Craftsman (B.A.C.) Musical Instruments. The manufacturing company held its inaugural Greatest of All Times (G.O.A.T.) Awards Ceremony in December at a Chicago venue, making Little the first…

MISSING: Now Playing Exclusively in Movie Theaters

From the minds behind Searching comes Missing, a thrilling roller-coaster mystery that makes you wonder how well you know those closest to you. When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away…

Terrell Brown appointed director of the JSU Master of Social Work Program

Jackson, Mississippi – The Jackson State University (JSU) School of Social Work has named Terrell Brown, Ph.D.,director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Brown is a tenured associate professor in the College of Health Sciences. “Dr. Brown has proven to be a strong and dedicated leader who demonstrates student centeredness and support for…

MEDIA ALERT: Join Issa Rae for a Black History Month Fireside Chat Highlighting the Challenges & Courage of Small Business Owners

Intuit QuickBooks + Mailchimp Event Spotlights Black-Owned Businesses January 19, 2023 07:30 AM Central Standard Time MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of Black History Month, Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) QuickBooks and Mailchimp are hosting a live, virtual fireside chat to highlight the experiences and remarkable courage it takes for Black-owned entrepreneurs and small businesses to overcome…

The 28th Annual “For My People Awards” Honors Living Civil Rights Legends

Jackson, Mississippi – In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center honored four recipients during the 28th Annual “For My People” Awards Luncheon. Margaret Walker Center Director Robert Luckett, Ph.D., spoke about the importance of honoring the living activist and contributors of the Civil Rights Movement. “We can…

AHF Hosts Nationwide Martin Luther King Day Activations

January 13, 2023 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the King Day holiday, AHF and its affinity group The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) will host national multi-city activations from January 14-16th to commemorate the civil rights leader’s advocacy efforts and changemaking leadership. The…

WoodxWatta Festival Closed 2022 with Business Brunch Connecting Ghana, Jamaica; Opened 2023 With WoodxWatta Jamaican Bashment Party

2-Day Festival Featured Award-Winning Ghanaian Dancehall Artist Stonebwoy, Spotify Africa Manager Benewaah Boateng; founder of Surf Ghana, Sandy Alibo; COO of Republic Bank, Ray Klein, and more Featured here in Essence Magazine (Accra, Ghana, January 11) WoodxWatta, Ghana’s newest Afro-Caribbean festival, hosted its inaugural festival this Detty December in Accra, Ghana, which was featured in Essence Magazine.The two-day Afro-Caribbean…

GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, and Music Executive Sylvia Rhone to Receive Global Impact Award at Recording Academy® Honors Presented By The Black Music Collective

The GRAMMY® Week Event Will Take Place at the Hollywood Palladium on Thurs, Feb. 2, 2023 January 11, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GRAMMY®Award-winning artists Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne, and music executive Sylvia Rhone will be honored during the Recording Academy® Honors Presented By The Black Music Collective event…

WATCH TRAILER: ‘House Party’ Only In Theaters January 13th

From New Line Cinema comes your VIP ticket into the hottest event of the year: “House Party,” the remix to the fan-favorite ’90s classic. Aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon (Tosin Cole) and Kevin (Jacob Latimore) are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs…