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…

Underrepresented Students Will Benefit From Nearly $400,000 NSF Grant For Biology, STEM

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Department of Biology at Jackson State University has been awarded a $399,958 grant from the National Science Foundation that will help underrepresented students enter graduate schools and STEM careers. The three-year multifaceted grant is called “Enhancement of Jackson State University Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (JSU-CURE) Program in the Biological Sciences.” Dr. Tim…

Lottie Thornton Early Childhood Center maintains ‘A’ rating; parents pleased with virtual learning

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Lottie Thornton Early Childhood Center, in the College of Education and Human Development, recently received an A-rating from the Mississippi Department of Health Childcare Licensure Department. This year’s inspection was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ironically, there was more pressure hosting an inspection virtually than the traditional walk-through inspection,…

Cunningham becomes interim director of JSU Global

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Tomaz Cunningham is the new interim director of JSU Global in the Division of Academic Affairs at Jackson State University. Cunningham has spent seven years as an associate professor of foreign languages at JSU. “I would like to thank Dr. (Joseph) Whittaker and Dr. (Alisa) Mosley for this exciting opportunity to…

Nearly 550 JSU fall 2020 graduates accept their degrees virtually

(JACKSON, Miss.) — About 550 JSU fall graduates participated in a virtual ceremony from their homes Friday while administrators, deans and other program participants gathered inside the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center (AAC) to bestow degrees to the 2020 honorees in real time. Due to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, the…

SINGER/SONGWRITER DAVID LYN RELEASES DEBUT EP“ANY DAY NOW” TODAY!

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD “ANY DAY NOW” TODAY! PREMIERES DEBUT SINGLE “KEEP MOVING” VIA BOOMSHOTS GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER IZYBEATS PRODUCES LEAD SINGLE “GWAN FI MONEY” FEATURING TARRUS RILEY WATCH “KEEP MOVING” HERE WATCH “GWAN FI MONEY” HERE Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2020) – Emerging singer/songwriter David Lyn releases debut EP Any Day Now via Creative Titans….