Pre-accelerator healthcare-focused program EnRICH earns Jackson State University a $25,000 visionary prize

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University has landed a $25,000 “visionary” prize for its pre-accelerator healthcare-focused program known as EnRICH (Engaging Researchers and Innovators for Commercialization at HBCUs). The award was earned during the recent Lab-To-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize competition. Funding partners are the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and…

Alcorn State University prepares to inaugurate first female president

Dr. Felecia M. Nave, a 1996 Alcorn State University alum, will be inaugurated as her alma mater’s 20th president, and first female president in the university’s history, on Friday, April 16, 2021. The investiture of Dr. Nave marks a pivotal point in Alcorn’s 150-year history. This event is both a celebration of Alcorn’s first female…

Community Leaders Join Forces with Historic African American Cultural Institution to Culminate Black History Month by Providing Critical Needs to Food Insecure Individuals and Families

February 26, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Sunday, February 28, 2021, local state legislators will join the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Sheriff Pat Labat, Fulton County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair Natalie Hall, Hammonds House Museum and a diverse array of grassroots community organizations to…

HBCU Heroes Teams Up With Verizon Media to Host FREE HBCU “Get-That-Job-Fest” to Engage HBCU Students Seeking Internships & Careers Friday, March 12, 2021

Jobfest will include HBCU alumni speakers on the path to success; resume tips & tricks; advice from HR experts and more. Registration is FREE. (Black PR Wire) ATLANTA (February, 2021) — HBCU Heroes, a non-profit (501c3) founded by marketing CEO, Tracey Pennywell and NBA veteran, George Lynch, is partnering withVerizon Media to host “Get That…

Bryson Tiller Drops ‘ANNIVERSARY (Deluxe)’

Today, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryson Tiller releases A N N I V E R S A R Y (Deluxe), via Trapsoul/RCA Records. Now with five new tracks, including “Still Yours” featuring Big Sean, the deluxe version continues to explore the concept of time. Listen here.

Microsoft Presents The Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Changemakers and Their Contributions to Modern Day American History

Powerful and Historic Virtual Experience Empowers half of million Students and Communities This Black History Month (Black PR Wire) Redmond, Washington – After the eye-opening events of 2020 spurring civil unrest and movement comparable to that of the 1960s, learning and celebrating Black History has never been more important. Realizing that the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic…

LOUIS YORK’S “AMERICAN GRIOTS” RELEASES ON VINYL TODAY!

(February 24, 2021) Louis York is excited to update fans that their full-length masterpiece American Griots is currently available on vinyl today on weirdoworkshop.com. Originally released in 2019, the project is a double (2) LP and is a well-crafted theatrical experience starting from the needle dropping on side A until the end on Side D….

The Change Company Welcomes Chris Gardner to its Board

Mr. Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness, brings his passion for inspiring systemic change and expanding access to the American dream February 24, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Change Company, America’s Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”), is proud to announce that Chris Gardner has joined its Board of Directors. “I…

Black YouTuber Creates Black Language Movement

(Black PR Wire) Ren Jones is a YouTuber who teaches Spanish specifically for the Black community. Now, he is creating a movement to build support for Black language learning for all languages. “Many people believe that African Americans speak ‘unintelligent English.’ So they automatically believe that Black people can’t speak more than 1 language. But…

FRIENDSHIP-WEST BAPTIST CHURCH SETTING UP HUB FOR FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION FOR NORTH TEXANS FOLLOWING SNOWSTORM AND MASS POWER OUTAGES

(Black PR Wire) WHO: Friendship-West Baptist Church is partnering with Hello Fresh, Grand Husky Logistics, L’Moore’s Catering, LLC and Sankofa Kitchen to provide thousands of meals to North Texans impacted by the recent winter storms that left many families without power, limited access to food and water, and severely damaged homes. WHAT/WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2021…

JSU awarded $155,000 grant for preservation master plan, student development

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is one of two HBCUs awarded a $155,000 HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The funds will allow JSU to create a campus-wide stewardship plan to support and coordinate the ongoing preservation and integrity of the campus. Five thousand dollars of the proceeds will…

NATIONAL BLACK CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE’S ‘LAST THURSDAYS’ VIRTUAL LEARNING SERIES RETURNS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL ISSUES IN BLACK COMMUNITIES

COVID-19 vaccine, virtual vs. in-class learning and food insecurities among hot topics (Black PR Wire) SILVER SPRING, MD – The National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (NBCDI) today announced the return of its bi-monthly Virtual Learning Series kicking-off on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Hosted on Thursdays, this half-day sessions will address the impact and unique challenges…

MusiCares® Presents Music on a Mission Virtual Event Honoring the Resilience of the Music Community Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The First of Its Kind, Official GRAMMY Week®Celebration Will Feature New Performances From HAIM, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko and John Legend February 18, 2021 08:56 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MusiCares® announced today it will host Music on a Mission, a virtual fundraiser to honor the resilience of the music community, which has been…