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…

Florida Power & Light Company partners with 100 Black Men of South Florida for their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help spread joy this holiday season

(Black PR Wire) On Nov. 21, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) joined other community partners to support 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food drive fulfills the need to help and bring the joy of Thanksgiving to economically disadvantaged individuals in South Florida. The members, who refer to themselves as…

SOUTHERN LACED: FORTY OVER FORTY LACED PEOPLE TO WATCH IN 2021

Southern Laced would like to recognize successful individuals over the age of 40 for our FORTY OVER FORTY LACED People to Watch in 2021 edition. Each nominee will be evaluated based on their accomplishments and individual story. Candidates must be over the age of 40 as of January 31, 2021.  The deadline to submit nominations…

New Documentary Series Recognizes, Elevates and Illuminates Unsung Black Voices and Stories with Support from Toyota

KANSAS CITY, Kan., November 17, 2020–Toyota announced today the premiere of a new documentary series about the historically Black communities of Kansas City, developed in partnership with content creator Roger Suggs, also known as the rapper ‘Vigalantee,’ who is the coordinator of Student Activities at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). Each episode of the…

Business professor at JSU wins $10,000 Blockchain Research Award

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Young Sik Cho, assistant professor of Operations Management in JSU’s College of Business, has won the Blockchain Research Award, which includes a financial prize of $10,000. “Blockchain technology is one of the fastest-growing and disruptive innovations in contemporary business practices, but the educational curriculum for applying Blockchain technology to a company’s…

Comcast Promotes Rich Jennings to President of Comcast Cable’s West Division

November 09, 2020 08:15 PM Eastern Standard Time PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has promoted Rich Jennings to President of Comcast Cable’s West Division, reporting to Comcast Cable President and CEO Dave Watson. Effective today, Mr. Jennings is responsible for all Comcast cable operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington,…

JSU’s College of Business welcomes Simmons and Didia as new faculty members

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Sharon Simmons is an associate professor in the College of Business. She earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting from Hampton University. She has also practiced as…

JSU Development Foundation promotes Tinker to executive director

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jerome Tinker has been promoted to the position of executive director for the JSU Development Foundation. In 2018, Tinker joined the JSUDF where he fulfilled the duties of executive assistant, accounts payable, donor relations, board administrator, and most recently, director. When asked how he felt about his new position, Tinker replied he…

GHANA’S AFROBEAT PRINCE KELVYN BOY RELEASES DEBUT PROJECT THE BLACK STAR ALBUM

PREMIERES NEW VISUAL “WATCH NOBODY” WITH HIGHLIFE LEGEND GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY ON COMPLEX UK LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “BLACK STAR” HERE FEATURED ON SPOTIFY’S ‘AFRICAN HEAT’ PLAYLIST COVER‘NO WAHALA’ PLAYLIST ‘PEPPEH’ PLAYLIST FEATURED ON APPLE MUSIC’S ‘AFRICA NOW’ PLAYLIST ‘GHANA BOUNCE’ PLAYLIST (Accra, Ghana – November  6, 2020) Fast-rising, Ghanaian, afrobeats artist/songwriter, VGMA ‘Unsung Artiste Of The Year’ award…

CELLUS HAMILTON TEAMS UP WITH BRITTNEY CARTER IN “SAME WAR” MUSIC VIDEO

Atlanta meets Chicago in this lyrical duel of wordsmiths. Both Kendrick Lamar & Lauryn Hill are absolutely beaming with pride watching these two emerging emcees. Cellus Hamilton, an Atlanta hiphop artist, has teamed up with Brittney Carter, a smooth lyricist hailing from Chicago, to release one of the most amazing songs of the year. The…

JSU’s virtual town halls aim to ensure productive environment in COVID-19 era

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Staying ahead of concerns spurred by COVID-19 changes, JSU administrators and students have been holding virtual faculty and student town halls to improve learning and educational instruction for all. “Our return to campus centered on our desire for students to progress in their studies and complete their degrees. We are learning lessons…

Marrow is the first student from a Mississippi institution to be selected for the program. She joins the program’s fourth cohort, which includes 59 other doctoral students from various universities.

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Two political science students took home cash awards for winning a ‘Get Out the Vote’ video competition recently sponsored by the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts. Ruby Pollock, a senior, won the first-place prize of $80 for her Halloween inspired theme. Rianna Davis, also a senior, took…

Jackson State University exceeds fall 2020 enrollment projections

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s fall 2020 enrollment sees only a slight decline since fall 2019.  The university’s current preliminary enrollment is 6,921, or a 1.6 percent decline, and represents a difference of 99 students from last year’s preliminary figure of 7,020. Higher education institutions nationwide have been facing declining enrollment over the past…

Jackson State University joins national alliance aimed at developing more inclusive, diverse STEM faculty

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University announced today that it’s one of 19 universities to join a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices in STEM. It’s co-partnering with Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in an effort known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse…

Jackson State University releases Education Achievement Council report card on enrollment, student progress, research, other measures

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s latest Education Achievement Council report card on student enrollment, degrees awarded, college readiness and other variables is now available to the public. This week, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced that the report cards for all Mississippi universities are posted online at http://www.mississippi.edu/eac/. The…

Benny The Butcher & BSF Release New Video “Grams in the Water”

Benny The Butcher & DJ Drama Presents:Gangsta Grillz X BSF Da Respected Sopranos ProjectOut Now (October 28, 2020) Today, Benny The Butcher’s Black Soprano Family release a new video, “Grams in the Water.” The dark visual was directed by The Wizard and features Rick Hyde, Loveboat Luciano, Benny The Butcher, Dwayne Collins and Heem. The…