World Bank Group Signs MOU with Jackson State University and HBCUs

Will work together to promote more inclusive and sustainable development WASHINGTON, September 23, 2022 —The World Bank Group today signed a new agreement with Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. and the presidents of five other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that will promote the sharing of knowledge and talent between the…

Love for JSU: Alumna establishes $100K endowed criminal justice scholarship

Jackson State University alumna Jennifer Love recently established the $100,000 Jennifer Love Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship at her alma mater. “We are thankful to have alumni like Jennifer, whose generous investment in Jackson State and our criminal justice students will help to empower and transform their higher education futures. Her gift further elevates…

Jackson State University Welcomes Cohort 19 of the Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education Program

JACKSON, Miss. – This fall, the Jackson State University College of Education and Human Development welcomes the 19th cohort to the Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Educationprogram. The dynamic group of 17 working professionals will participate in a rigorous two-year research program to assume senior leadership roles in post-secondary institutions. “Admittance into the Jackson State…

The Nation’s #1 Black Newspaper Celebrates 130 Years

(Black PR Wire) BALTIMORE— In August, The AFRO will celebrate 130 years as the oldest Black-owned, family business in the state of Maryland and the third oldest in the country! It has also received Nielsen’s coveted designation as the Nation’s #1 Black Newspaper. Various dignitaries and community leaders will celebrate the historic accomplishments of The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

JSU graduate overcomes familial struggles to receive computer science degree

Jackson native Emerril Green attained his bachelor’s degree from JSU on April 30. He also secured a data analyst position with Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Freddie Mac. Still, Green acknowledged that his academic journey was not always easy because of unexpected life challenges. Due to the unprecedented winter storm, Green described the beginning of…

Evergreen Christian Community Church, Welcomes Pastor Carl M. Bickham, Jr.

Evergreen Christian Community Church (EC³), a nondenominational church in Brandon, MS, is pleased to invite you to the “Church Celebration & Pastor Installation Service” for Pastor Carl M. and First Lady Octavia Bickham, Jr. scheduled to be held on May 1, 2022 at 1 pm. (Southern Laced) Brandon, Mississippi – Evergreen Christian Community Church (EC³)…

JSUNAA Blue Tie Gala will honor JSU legends, provide student scholarships

Jackson State University’s National Alumni Association (JSUNAA) is hosting its fifth Blue Tie Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. The red carpet fundraising event will recognize 15 JSU legends, and 30 students will receive scholarships to attend JSU, ranked in the top five of STEM HBCUs….

JSU partners with UMMC to give high school students a pathway to medicine

(JACKSON, Miss.) — On Saturday, March 5, up to 100 Mississippi high school students filled Jackson State University’s College Science Engineering and Technology building for the Exploring Healthcare Pathways Impact the Race Program. The one-day event is held on participating college campuses throughout the state and allows students to engage and learn about the various…

Thirteen JSU students selected for Nissan and Black Automotive Media Group internship

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Thirteen students from Jackson State University were chosen to engage in a 10-week apprenticeship program comprised of virtual training and mentoring sessions known as The Driving Force (TDF). The initiative sprung from a partnership between Nissan and the Black Automotive Group (BAMG) and gives students real-world journalism experience within the automotive industry. “The…

JSU journalism and media studies major lands coveted internship with WLBT

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University junior Mia Pettigrew has secured not one but two internships this spring semester. She is sharpening her media skills working with WLBT, the local NBC-affiliated television news station, and Nissan/the Black Automotive Media Group. Pettigrew said she was especially shocked to receive an internship from WLBT. The journalism and…

Help JSUNAA March to One Million in Scholarships

WILL YOU HELP ME REACH MY GOAL? Dear Alumni and Friends, I’m serving as an Honorary Chair for the Jackson State University National Alumni Association, Inc.’s (JSUNAA) “THEE Blue Tie Scholarship and Recognition Gala” for April 9, 2022. The goal is to raise $1 million for the endowed scholarship. This scholarship will support into perpetuity,…

Jackson State University announces president and dean’s list for fall 2021

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University (JSU) has over 1400 students who have made the President’s List or Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester. The President’s List is composed of students who, during a regular semester, complete a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours with a semester grade point average of 4.00. The Dean’s List…