‘It’s Not Over Yet’: Jackson State University, Dobbs tackle COVID-19 in virtual town hall to protect Mississippi and campus

(JACKSON, Miss.) — JSU’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is partnering with the CDC Foundation for a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall meeting, “Pandemic Surge and Current Strategies,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The event is part of a $420,000 cooperative agreement between JSU and the foundation, and it promotes Jackson State University’s “It’s Not…

BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021

“BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021” January 20th Starting At 11am/10c – an Exclusive News Special Co-Hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Marc Lamont Hill will Broadcast LIVE Extended Coverage of Presidential Inauguration and Feature Special Interviews with Representative James Clyburn, Representative Maxine Waters, National Action Network Founder Reverend Al Sharpton, NAACP President Derrick John, National Urban…

Diverse Representation Launches Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline Program

DIVERSE REPRESENTATION LAUNCHES BLACK ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVESPIPELINE PROGRAM (Black PR Wire) Diverse Representation announces the launch of the Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline program. The aim of the Black Entertainment Executives Pipeline program is to increase the number of Black executives in the entertainment industry, specifically television and film. According to the 2020 UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report,…

JSU delays opening until 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Due to inclement weather, all campuses of Jackson State University will not open until 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11. As always, we want to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.   For further updates about inclement conditions, we urge the campus community and constituents to monitor the university’s social media and website: http://www.jsums.edu.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. to Celebrate 107 Years on January 9, 2021 with a Virtual Global Celebration and Live Conversation from the International Space Station with NASA Astronaut Victor J. Glover, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 5, 2021) Micheal E. Cristal, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., announces 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration. The event will take place Saturday January 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon EST and will be LIVE streamed simultaneously to the Phi Beta Sigma Official Website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms….

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…

Jackson State University’s celebration for first-generation college students offers support toward graduation

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University recently presented its inaugural First-Generation College Students Celebration to acknowledge young trailblazers pursuing a four-year degree as they close in on a family milestone. JSU partnered with Southern University in Baton Rouge for a series of mostly virtual events (Zoom and Facebook Live) that were designed to help first-generation…

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…

Jackson State University partners with META teletherapy that provides students with mental health services

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is partnering with META teletherapy to further assist students with mental health counseling. META is the nation’s first teletherapy app built specifically for college students, offering real-time video counseling with licensed mental health professionals from the privacy of a smartphone. “The heart of our mission is to provide quality…

CDC Foundation awards JSU $420,000 to curb high COVID-19 infections among Blacks ages 18-29 in Central Mississippi

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The CDC Foundation has entered a cooperative agreement with Jackson State University, providing $420,000 to develop a marketing campaign this fall to reduce and prevent the disproportionate COVID-19 transmissions among African Americans ages 18-29 in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. These three counties have experienced the highest rate of transmissions in Mississippi….

JSU secures nearly $1 million grant over 5 years to aid special-needs population

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services in the College of Education and Human Development has received a nearly $1 million grant over five years ($199,995 per year)  from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Grant proceeds will be used for JSU’s Rehabilitation Counseling Long-Term Training Project, which…

Comcast RISE Awards Over 700 Black-Owned, Small Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

Multi-year Program Opens Eligibility to Small Businesses Owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color November 25, 2020 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients —over 700 businesses will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales…

Florida Power & Light Company partners with 100 Black Men of South Florida for their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help spread joy this holiday season

(Black PR Wire) On Nov. 21, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) joined other community partners to support 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food drive fulfills the need to help and bring the joy of Thanksgiving to economically disadvantaged individuals in South Florida. The members, who refer to themselves as…

SOUTHERN LACED: FORTY OVER FORTY LACED PEOPLE TO WATCH IN 2021

Southern Laced would like to recognize successful individuals over the age of 40 for our FORTY OVER FORTY LACED People to Watch in 2021 edition. Each nominee will be evaluated based on their accomplishments and individual story. Candidates must be over the age of 40 as of January 31, 2021.  The deadline to submit nominations…

New Documentary Series Recognizes, Elevates and Illuminates Unsung Black Voices and Stories with Support from Toyota

KANSAS CITY, Kan., November 17, 2020–Toyota announced today the premiere of a new documentary series about the historically Black communities of Kansas City, developed in partnership with content creator Roger Suggs, also known as the rapper ‘Vigalantee,’ who is the coordinator of Student Activities at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). Each episode of the…