BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021

“BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021” January 20th Starting At 11am/10c – an Exclusive News Special Co-Hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Marc Lamont Hill will Broadcast LIVE Extended Coverage of Presidential Inauguration and Feature Special Interviews with Representative James Clyburn, Representative Maxine Waters, National Action Network Founder Reverend Al Sharpton, NAACP President Derrick John, National Urban…

Diverse Representation Launches Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline Program

DIVERSE REPRESENTATION LAUNCHES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVESPIPELINE PROGRAM (Black PR Wire) Diverse Representation announces the launch of the Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline program. The aim of the Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline program is to increase the number of Black executives in the entertainment industry, specifically television and film. According to the 2020 UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report,…

JSU delays opening until 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Due to inclement weather, all campuses of Jackson State University will not open until 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11. As always, we want to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.   For further updates about inclement conditions, we urge the campus community and constituents to monitor the university’s social media and website: http://www.jsums.edu.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. to Celebrate 107 Years on January 9, 2021 with a Virtual Global Celebration and Live Conversation from the International Space Station with NASA Astronaut Victor J. Glover, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 5, 2021) Micheal E. Cristal, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., announces 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration. The event will take place Saturday January 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon EST and will be LIVE streamed simultaneously to the Phi Beta Sigma Official Website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms….

JSU Tiger Battalion commissions 3 new 2nd lieutenants during fall 2020 ceremony

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s ROTC Tiger Battalion welcomed three new second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during a commissioning ceremony Dec. 3. Brigadier Gen. (Ret.) Robert Crear joined Lt. Col. Steven C. Robinson, chair and professor of Military Science in the Department of Liberal Arts, in bestowing the new rank onto the former…

Jackson State University’s celebration for first-generation college students offers support toward graduation

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University recently presented its inaugural First-Generation College Students Celebration to acknowledge young trailblazers pursuing a four-year degree as they close in on a family milestone. JSU partnered with Southern University in Baton Rouge for a series of mostly virtual events (Zoom and Facebook Live) that were designed to help first-generation…

Underrepresented Students Will Benefit From Nearly $400,000 NSF Grant For Biology, STEM

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Department of Biology at Jackson State University has been awarded a $399,958 grant from the National Science Foundation that will help underrepresented students enter graduate schools and STEM careers. The three-year multifaceted grant is called “Enhancement of Jackson State University Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (JSU-CURE) Program in the Biological Sciences.” Dr. Tim…

Jackson State University partners with META teletherapy that provides students with mental health services

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is partnering with META teletherapy to further assist students with mental health counseling. META is the nation’s first teletherapy app built specifically for college students, offering real-time video counseling with licensed mental health professionals from the privacy of a smartphone. “The heart of our mission is to provide quality…

Lottie Thornton Early Childhood Center maintains ‘A’ rating; parents pleased with virtual learning

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Lottie Thornton Early Childhood Center, in the College of Education and Human Development, recently received an A-rating from the Mississippi Department of Health Childcare Licensure Department. This year’s inspection was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ironically, there was more pressure hosting an inspection virtually than the traditional walk-through inspection,…

Cunningham becomes interim director of JSU Global

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Tomaz Cunningham is the new interim director of JSU Global in the Division of Academic Affairs at Jackson State University. Cunningham has spent seven years as an associate professor of foreign languages at JSU. “I would like to thank Dr. (Joseph) Whittaker and Dr. (Alisa) Mosley for this exciting opportunity to…

Nearly 550 JSU fall 2020 graduates accept their degrees virtually

(JACKSON, Miss.) — About 550 JSU fall graduates participated in a virtual ceremony from their homes Friday while administrators, deans and other program participants gathered inside the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (AAC) to bestow degrees to the 2020 honorees in real time. Due to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, the…

SINGER/SONGWRITER DAVID LYN RELEASES DEBUT EP“ANY DAY NOW” TODAY!

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “ANY DAY NOW” TODAY! PREMIERES DEBUT SINGLE “KEEP MOVING” VIA BOOMSHOTS GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER IZYBEATS PRODUCES LEAD SINGLE “GWAN FI MONEY” FEATURING TARRUS RILEY WATCH “KEEP MOVING” HERE WATCH “GWAN FI MONEY” HERE Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2020) – Emerging singer/songwriter David Lyn releases debut EP Any Day Now via Creative Titans….

Daniel Payne’s new EP “The 4Ep” goes in depth

Earlier this year, Daniel Payne made some noise with his “Purple Onion” album. He follows that up with “The 4Ep” featuring the lead single, “Emotions”. The well-rounded EP goes in depth about emotions, fatherhood, police brutality, and persistence in pursuit of your dreams. “The 4Ep” is mostly produced by Audio Anthem, who was recently nominated for…

CDC Foundation awards JSU $420,000 to curb high COVID-19 infections among Blacks ages 18-29 in Central Mississippi

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The CDC Foundation has entered a cooperative agreement with Jackson State University, providing $420,000 to develop a marketing campaign this fall to reduce and prevent the disproportionate COVID-19 transmissions among African Americans ages 18-29 in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. These three counties have experienced the highest rate of transmissions in Mississippi….

Hiphop Has a New Supergroup and It’s Not The Lox or Griselda

When Cellus Hamilton decided to launch his new marketing company with his wife in 2019, he didn’t know he was creating a future launching pad for artists. He started advertising his artist development package and quickly begin getting connected with artists from all over the country looking to take their careers to the next level….

JSU secures nearly $1 million grant over 5 years to aid special-needs population

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services in the College of Education and Human Development has received a nearly $1 million grant over five years ($199,995 per year)  from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Grant proceeds will be used for JSU’s Rehabilitation Counseling Long-Term Training Project, which…

Comcast RISE Awards Over 700 Black-Owned, Small Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

Multi-year Program Opens Eligibility to Small Businesses Owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color November 25, 2020 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients —over 700 businesses will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales…