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….

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….

Hiphop Has a New Supergroup and It’s Not The Lox or Griselda

When Cellus Hamilton decided to launch his new marketing company with his wife in 2019, he didn’t know he was creating a future launching pad for artists. He started advertising his artist development package and quickly begin getting connected with artists from all over the country looking to take their careers to the next level….

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…

Business professor at JSU wins $10,000 Blockchain Research Award

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Young Sik Cho, assistant professor of Operations Management in JSU’s College of Business, has won the Blockchain Research Award, which includes a financial prize of $10,000. “Blockchain technology is one of the fastest-growing and disruptive innovations in contemporary business practices, but the educational curriculum for applying Blockchain technology to a company’s…

Comcast Promotes Rich Jennings to President of Comcast Cable’s West Division

November 09, 2020 08:15 PM Eastern Standard Time PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has promoted Rich Jennings to President of Comcast Cable’s West Division, reporting to Comcast Cable President and CEO Dave Watson. Effective today, Mr. Jennings is responsible for all Comcast cable operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington,…

JSU’s College of Business welcomes Simmons and Didia as new faculty members

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Sharon Simmons is an associate professor in the College of Business. She earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting from Hampton University. She has also practiced as…

JSU Development Foundation promotes Tinker to executive director

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jerome Tinker has been promoted to the position of executive director for the JSU Development Foundation. In 2018, Tinker joined the JSUDF where he fulfilled the duties of executive assistant, accounts payable, donor relations, board administrator, and most recently, director. When asked how he felt about his new position, Tinker replied he…