National Geographic and Watch The Bands Name the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as the Winner of ‘All Hail The Queen: HBCU Band Tribute’

Virtual Marching Band Competition Winner Announcement Coincides With All Eight Episodes of GENIUS: ARETHA Dropping On Hulu Today, Aretha Franklin’s Birthday Watch the Announcement Video here: Watch the Winning Performance here: National Geographic’s GENIUS: ARETHA Stars Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo and Emmy® Award-Winning Courtney B. Vance Judges Included GENIUS: ARETHA Cast Patrice Covington, Rebecca…

Jackson State University business professor receives $30K VentureWell faculty grant

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Sharon Simmons, associate professor of entrepreneurship, recently received the VentureWell Faculty Grant, providing $30,000 to the program over the next two years. “I felt like, wow, because this was my first attempt, and it was a success,” Simmons said. “I always envisioned being the principal investigator of impactful grants.” The program…

JSU is part of Smithsonian consortium supporting university museums and archives

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is one of five HBCUs joining the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s (NMAAHC) consortium to enhance their ability to care for and share archives that tell the story of African Americans and their essential role in American culture and history. The consortium also includes Clark…

Recent NBA All-Star Game showcased Jackson State University in salute to HBCUs while also raising millions for Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNCF

(JACKSON, Miss.) — As Team LeBron and Team Durant created magic on the court during the recent NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, a Jackson State University biomedical engineering student and former Miss JSU mingled virtually with peers throughout the country as HBCUs took center stage to tout their institutions while watching the game. Millions of…

Zipwhip and The National Black MBA Association Partner to Offer Scholarship Supporting Black Leaders of the Future

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply through June 14, 2021 March 17, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zipwhip, the leading business-texting platform in North America, and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) today announced a scholarship for Black students pursuing a college degree. Black men and women are vastly underrepresented today…

Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Unveils Minority Serving Institution Graduate Scholarship Award

Tuition incentive supports students who have earned their undergraduate degree at a designated MSI school. March 16, 2021 08:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (Tulane SoPA) has announced a tuition discount award of 20 percent to students enrolled in Tulane SoPA graduate or post-baccalaureate programs who have earned…

Jackson State’s $470,000 Homeland Security award aims to increase awareness of natural disasters through emerging technology

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is the recipient of a Department of Homeland Security Scientific Leadership Award totaling $470,000. Funds will be used for a collaborative interdisciplinary effort to integrate Emergency Management Technology and meteorology in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) In addition, the award will help form a partnership with Copiah-Lincoln Community…

$469,000 Homeland Security grant to Jackson State will help target minorities for careers in emergency management, disaster preparedness

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University has been awarded a $469,000 interdisciplinary grant from the Department of Homeland Security to prepare underrepresented undergraduate minority students to successfully enter graduate programs or careers in emergency management and/or disaster preparedness, with a STEM emphasis. The Homeland initiative is called the Community Resilience Engaging Advanced Training and Education (C.R.E.A.T.E.). It involves fields…

Jackson State University alum makes history as first African American, first male president of Saint Elizabeth University in New Jersey

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University alum Dr. Gary B. Crosby has been selected unanimously by the Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) Board of Trustees to serve as the institution’s eighth president in Morristown, New Jersey. He has nearly 20 years of advanced innovative administrative experience in higher education. “I am deeply honored and humbled, and…

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…

Still LACED Over Forty: 7 People to Watch in 2021

To the old, you are still young and to the young you are old. Who am I? – Someone over 40. No matter how hard you try to slow down the process of aging, the end result is the same. Aging is inevitable. Is that good or bad? It depends on the individual. 2020 was…

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…