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…

A COLLECTIVE OF BLACK WOMEN LEADERS CELEBRATE AND CONGRATULATE JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON ON HISTORIC NOMINATION TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT AND ANNOUNCE EFFORT TO SUPPORT HER

Representing millions of women across America, leaders of Black women’s organizations and networks form The Black Women’s Leadership Collective (BWLC) to leverage their collective power in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination. (Black PR Wire) Washington, DC – Today leaders of national Black women’s organizations and networks celebrated and congratulated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson…

JSU’s Almesha Campbell Named AUTM Board Chair-Elect

Jackson, MS – AUTM, a global nonprofit whose members support the commercialization of academic research, welcomed Almesha L. Campbell, Ph.D., as AUTM chair-elect, the first Black person to serve on the Board, and as chair-elect. Campbell is assistant vice president for Research and Economic Development at Jackson State University (JSU) and previously served on the…

JSU’s Assistant Provost receives IHL diversity award

(JACKSON, Miss.) — State higher education officials have honored ConSandra McNeil, Ph.D., assistant provost and professor of sociology at Jackson State University, for her efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect. The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning recognized her Thursday, Feb. 17. “I am grateful to President…

NEVER WHISPER JUSTICE AND OLD SPICE PARTNER ON BLACK BOYS

Film Featured at Brand Storytelling 2022 A Sanctioned Event of Sundance Film Festival Partnership Extends Beyond Documentary and Will Provide Free Digital Learning Course to 200K+ Students, 400+ School Districts, and 7,000+ Teachers Nationwide February 16, 2022 06:38 PM Eastern Standard Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Never Whisper Justice, Old Spice, and Stride, Inc. are teaming up…

Jackson State University Football Day at the Capitol: State, local leaders join fans in salute to SWAC champions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Mississippi state legislators assembled inside the Senate and House chambers and outside on the Capitol steps Tuesday to salute Jackson State University football, which earned the 2021 SWAC Championship under head Coach Deion “Prime” Sanders. The SWAC championship football team and coaches were greeted by Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and House Speaker…

Governor Reeves Appoints JSU Alum to State Board of Accountancy

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s Annette K. Pridgen, Ph.D., has been appointed by Gov. Tate Reeves to represent the 3rd Congressional District for the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy. The five-year appointment began on Jan. 1, 2022, and ends on Dec. 31, 2027. “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on…

Jackson State University VP/Athletic Director Ashley Robinson receives 2022 Visit Jackson Tourism Visionary Award

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University Vice President and Athletics Director Ashley Robinson has been named the 2022 Tourism Visionary Award recipient by Visit Jackson, the organization’s highest industry achievement. The award recognizes industry partners who navigate new standards of involvement and cooperation to develop Jackson’s tourism future. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition,”…

TRAYVON: TEN YEARS LATER — A Mother’s Essay from Sybrina Fulton Now Available from Amazon Original Stories

Ten years after the tragic killing of her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton reflects on her grief, anger, and hope in the wake of a single unforgivable moment—and why she advocates for positive social change February 01, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Original Stories, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced…

Hundreds of Vehicles Lined up for Miles for JSU’s Bi-annual Crop Drop Giveaway

(JACKSON, Miss.) — On Saturday, vehicles lined up before 6 a.m. for the bi-annual Crop Drop giveaway sponsored by Jackson State University’s Center for Community Engagement and Society of Saint Andrew. Volunteers filled nearly 1,000 bags with sweet potatoes, cabbage, onions and canned goods. Numerous cars and community members were on the scene to grab…