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…

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…

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…

Fighting Sickle Cell Disease in the Age of COVID

After-Care for a Life-Saving Procedure May Be Out of Reach For Sickle Cell Patients (Black PR Wire) Gwinnett County, Georgia — Online Media Interactive, LLC, a local Atlanta technology company announced today that the company is planning a virtual fundraiser to help a client who will soon undergo a bone marrow transplant to save her…

Black Celebrity Chef Gives Back to the Community That Poured into Him

Celebrity Chef Ameer Natson is doing it for the Culture and his People (Black PR Wire) Ameer Natson, celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and founder of the Become Creative Agency is set to launch a co-working space and culinary kitchen for Black creatives and aspiring chefs in New Jersey, a first- of-its kind in the Garden State….

Jackson State redesigns commuter lounge with Home Depot $50,000 grant

(JACKSON, Miss.) — After securing the ‘Retool Your School’ campus improvement grant for $50,000, JSU has redesigned the commuter lounge in the Student Center. The Retool Your School program was established in 2010 by The Home Depot to give back to the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program provides support through grants…

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…