JSU students gain valuable insight from Grind City Media and Memphis Grizzlies Digital Sports Media Workshop

JACKSON, Miss –Jackson State University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies students and faculty were hosted by Grind City Media and the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies for a Digital Sports Media Workshop last month. Students participated in various sessions spanning brand marketing, internal broadcast operations, brand operations, partnership marketing, and community engagement. The workshop also included…

R&B SONGBIRD K. MICHELLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YOU”

PREMIERES NEW VIDEO ON BET SOUL GEARS UP TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “I’M THE PROBLEM” CONTINUES ON THE “I’M THE PROBLEM TOUR” New York, NY – March 17, 2023 – K. Michelle, the critically acclaimed R&B artist known for her powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, has released her latest single, “YOU,” via MNRK Music Group….

A3C Festival & Conference Announces 2023 Dates in Partnership with Greenwood

From September 28-30, Atlanta’s premier music, tech, and culture festival will bring together entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives from around the world for a week of sessions, shows, and unforgettable events to empower the next generation of disruptors March 17, 2023 10:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The A3C Festival & Conference, a leading music, technology…

Dwyane Wade, Rosario Dawson, Ayesha Curry, and Earn Your Leisure Partner with Square to Launch Forward

Square teams up with the Social Change Fund United and multi-faceted entrepreneurs including Dwyane Wade, Rosario Dawson, and Ayesha Curry to launch Forward, a new accelerator program providing funding, mentorship, and coaching for Black and Latino entrepreneurs March 16, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Square announced the launch of Forward, a business accelerator…

Codes to a new age: JSU’s College of Education partners with Microsoft to teach coding in Jackson classrooms

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University’s College of Education and Human Development teamed up with Microsoft TechSpark, Amazon Future Engineers BootUp Professional Development Program, and the CS for Y’all initiative to establish an influx of K-5 computer science teachers in the Jackson area. Students selected for the fellowship will partake in professional development from March…

JSU’s Morgan Graves attends White House briefing for student journalists, describes it as a ‘win for all of us’

JACKSON, Miss –Jackson State University sophomore Morgan Graves was one of over 40 students invited by White House officials to an HBCU student journalist White House briefing, in late February, with Vice President Kamala Harris and Keisha Lance Bottoms, former Atlanta mayor and President Joe Biden’s senior adviser for public engagement. Graves, a journalism and…

Fearless Foundation and Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator Award $1 Million Dollars for their Black Women Entrepreneurs Grant Program

The program offered seventy-five Black women-owned, product-based businesses with monetary grants, enrollment into Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator (BBA), and a Professional Selling Account in Amazon’s store. March 14, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fearless Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Fearless Fund, the first venture capital fund built by women of color, for women…

JSU first HBCU to host Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking Summit

JACKSON, Miss – Jackson State University will host the Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking (MBAT) Summit on Tuesday, April 4, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The summit was announced by Secretary of State Michael Watson. “We are excited to continue offering in-person training for our Mississippi businesses and organizations. Not only is it about equipping…

“A Great Day in Atlanta” Celebrates 20th anniversary on March 26

Black cultural arts influencers from around the country to reunion, reflect and recreate the moment. (Black PR Wire) Atlanta, GA – $100-dollar investment in camera equipment in the late 1980s paved the way for “A Great Day in Atlanta,” an iconic image of the cultural arts scene taken by noted photographer, John Crooms, in 2003….

Day at the Capitol: JSU advances legislative priorities, celebrates academic excellence and SWAC Champions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Yesterday, the Jackson State University delegation filled the halls of the Mississippi State Capitol in large numbers and high spirits in support of JSU programs and legislative priorities, as well as acknowledging the 2022 SWAC Championship teams programs, including football, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, and men’s cross country. “From our student-athletes, our…

JSU Air Force ROTC program soars to new heights with flight simulator debut

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University recently introduced a new Air Force flight simulator program that engages and equips cadets with the technical aspects and hands-on training necessary for piloting a commercial or military-grade aircraft. The program is designed to provide additional hours of training for cadets interested in becoming a pilot. Only cadets on…

Chapel Hart at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi for Global Music Tourism Convention

CLEVELAND, MISS. (March 02, 2023) — Chapel Hart — the Poplarville, Miss.-born family trio, and 2022 “America’s Got Talent” finalists, comprising sisters Danica Hart and Devynn Hart, and their cousin Trea Swindle — will perform a special outdoor concert at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The concert will take place on the…

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE; BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES HAYES-ANTHONY AS TEMPORARY ACTING PRESIDENT

3/2/2023 – Jackson, Miss. The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has placed Thomas Hudson, President of Jackson State University, on administrative leave with pay, effective immediately, and named Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony as temporary acting president of JSU at its meeting held today in Jackson, effective immediately. Dr. Hayes-Anthony currently serves as…

JSU College of Business hosts S&P Global Day, receives $100K for scholarships

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University College of Business (COB) hosted its first S&P Global Day last week. University leaders and COB faculty, staff, and students joined representatives from the company for a breakfast program to kick off the day’s events. During the breakfast, the company pledged $100,000 in scholarship funds to JSU. “We…

JSU to host HBCU Entrepreneur’s Week dedicated to advancing racial equity in government procurement

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University’s College of Business will host HBCU Entrepreneur’s Week March 27–29, 2023. The three-day conference is held in collaboration with the solutions-oriented ecosystem intelligence company, Ecosystem Resource and event partners, ITmaskinen, Mapsol, XRHQ and Intursep, Inc. Since 2020, the U.S. Government has earmarked approximately $1.1 trillion annually in Contractual Services…

Jackson State University needs community votes to win Retool Your School grant

JACKSON, Miss –Jackson State University is aiming to secure up to $150,000 in a campus-improvement grant sponsored by Home Depot’s annual Retool Your School program. Founded by Home Depot in 2009, Retool Your School is designed to  help historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) all around the country. It is no secret that HBCUs are…