Kristin Richards appointed director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University’s School of Social Work appoints Kristin Richards, Ph.D. as director of the Bachelor of Social Work program (BSW). She most recently served as associate vice president of Future Energy Solutions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “Dr. Richards puts student-learning first and has added value to our Division of Social Work…

Roderick Little named HBCU Band Director of the Year

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South (SBOTS) Band Director Roderick Little, Ph.D., has been named 2022 HBCU band director of the year by Best American Craftsman (B.A.C.) Musical Instruments. The manufacturing company held its inaugural Greatest of All Times (G.O.A.T.) Awards Ceremony in December at a Chicago venue, making Little the first…

Jackson State University professor elected president of Hinds County Economic Development Authority for 2022-2023

(Jackson, Miss) — Jackson State University professor and author Hilliard Lackey, Ph.D., was elected president of the Hinds County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) for the 2022-2023 term. HCEDA is the economic development organization created by House Bill 1687, specializing in recruiting and retaining businesses in Hinds County. Lackey’s presidency was a natural succession as a…

Jackson State music students selected to participate in LA Opera Career Comprehensive

Jackson State University music students Madison Perry, Bryan Jefferson and recent graduate Maya Davis, were selected to participate in the prestigious LA Opera’s HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive over the summer. Only eight artists from HBCUs around the country were accepted into the program. JSU had the largest representation. “This tells the world that we’re very serious here at…

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….