Youngest Black Law School Graduate, 19 yr old Haley Taylor Schlitz, To Be Honored at Largest Black Homeschool Expo

(Black PR Wire) Atlanta, GA — From July 22-24, 2022, The Liberated Minds Black Homeschool and Education Virtual Expo is celebrating its 11th Anniversary featuring Haley Carolyn Taylor Schlitz, the youngest Black law school graduate ever, serving as another phenomenal example of the incredible power of homeschooling. Taylor Schlitz had always been an excellent student…

Summer Programs Return to the Jackson State University College of Business

The Jackson State University College of Business welcomed high school and middle school students to campus for Uncovering the Possibilities of Accounting Careers (UPAC) and Financial Wellness Center summer programs in the month of June. “These programs help us build relationships with high school and middle school students,” said the Dean of the College of Business,…

Simone Gordon, The Black Fairy Godmother, Appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show – TODAY, Tues. June 28th, 2022, 3pm Eastern Time

After a year of helping communities in need through challenging times from the pandemic to hurricanes to assisting women leaving domestic violence situations, philanthropist Simone Gordon of The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation will share her story on The Kelly Clarkson Show today, Tuesday, June 28th, 2022. The interview is part of the show’s “Rad Human…

JSU student and administrator bring home MAEOPP Awards

Jackson State University senior Kelsei Scott and Associate Vice President for Student Success Mitchell 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…

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…

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)…

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…

Fulbright Recipient Ali Abu-El Humos explores wireless communication strategies in developing countries

JACKSON, Miss.- Earning the prestigious opportunity to conduct meticulous research under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, Jackson State University Associate Professor Ali Abu-El Humos, Ph.D. looks forward to bridging the gap between academic and research opportunities for JSU students and study abroad programs. Humos participated in a two-year long period of planning and preparation for…

JSU Professor Kofi Barima Awarded Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

JACKSON, Miss.- History Professor Kofi R. Barima, Ph.D., is one of three Jackson State University professors to receive the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. He will be teaching and doing research at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica, while working at the Institute of…

JSU Public Safety Officer Sammy Stewart awarded 2022 ‘Top Cop’ designation

JACKSON, Miss. – The Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers and Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriff selected Jackson State University (JSU) Department of Public Safety (DPS) Officer Sammy Stewart for the 2022 ‘Top Cop’ of the Year (Officer of the Year). Stewart was recognized for exemplifying selfless service to the JSU community and unceasing dedication towards…

Jackson State University collaborates with Blackburn Middle for the second annual Student-Led Farmer’s Market

JACKSON, Miss.- Jackson State University (JSU) Department of Community Engagement in partnership with Blackburn Middle School held their second annual student led farmer’s market on Friday, May 20. Sixteen Blackburn scholars participated in the program, which was created to provide young students with entrepreneurial skills.  During the event, the students raised more than $600 dollars…

JSU unveils new sports facility honoring the historic legacy of W.C. and Vivian Gorden

(JACKSON, Miss.)— Jackson State University (JSU) President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. and Interim VP for Institutional Advancement Gwendolyn Caples gathered with family, friends, and longtime JSU supporters to assist in unveiling the newly designed athletic lecture theater dedicated to the historic legacy of JSU Head Coach W.C. Gorden and his wife, Vivian Gorden. The naming…