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…

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…

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…

Latest Winter Weather Update: JSU campuses will REOPEN at NOON Wednesday, Feb. 17; in-person classes, activities canceled

(JACKSON, Miss.) – All Jackson State University sites will reopen at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17; however, all in-person classes and activities are canceled. Employees who are able to telework are encouraged to do so. Those who travel to the office should exercise caution on the roadways. The University will continue to monitor weather developments and update accordingly. To…

Winter Weather Alert: JSU will close all campuses Monday due to ice, snow

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Due to inclement winter weather, all campuses of Jackson State University are closed Monday, Feb. 15, and classes are canceled. 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:…

FedEx will provide $1M to JSU to support educational efforts, aid in COVID-19 relief

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University will receive $1 million over five years from FedEx Corp. to support educational opportunities and employment equity. An initial funding of $200K has been designated to support students, faculty and staff as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Remaining funds will support a broader collaborative program between FedEx and the…

National Geographic Documentary Films Partners With Acclaimed Director Dawn Porter in Search of Justice and Peace 100 Years After Tulsa Massacre in New Feature Documentary RED SUMMER (Working Title)

Award-Winning Journalist DeNeen Brown Spearheads Investigation of Mass Grave in Oklahoma, Chronicling Early 20th Century’s Reign of Racial Terror and Legacy of Violence in Two-Hour Special to Premiere on National Geographic in June 2021 February 09, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, National Geographic Documentary Films announced it is partnering with acclaimed…

Comcast RISE to Award $5 Million in Grants to BIPOC-Owned, Small Businesses

Eligible businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants. Additionally, over $2 million has been awarded to more than 20 community-based organizations and diverse chambers of commerce to provide support to BIPOC-owned, small businesses. February 09, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced the Comcast RISE…

ESSENCE Appoints Executive Team to Lead Company’s Strategic Realignment, Innovation Focus & Community Impact

– Investment in Continuing to Serve Black Women Deeply, Bridge Black Culture Globally via Appointment of New Leadership Roles – February 09, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE, the leading and only 100% Black-owned media, technology and commerce company at scale dedicated to Black women and communities, today announced updates to its…