Fulbright Program recognizes Jackson State University as institutional leader

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University is proud to be named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Institutional Leader for the second consecutive year. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) designation recognizes Jackson State’s significant engagement with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational…

Amazon Announces The Prime Day Show Featuring Groundbreaking Artists Billie Eilish, H.E.R., And Kid Cudi In A Three-Part Musical Event For Fans Around The World

In celebration of Prime Day, the Prime Day Show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video starting June 17 June 03, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced that multi-award-winning and groundbreaking artists Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi will star in the Prime Day Show, a three-part immersive musical…

BET Announces Official Nominations for the “BET AWARDS” 2021

THE “BET AWARDS” 2021 WILL AIR LIVE FROM MICROSOFT THEATER AT L.A. LIVE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 27 AT 8 PM ET/ PT ON BET MEGAN THEE STALLION AND DABABY LEAD WITH SEVEN NOMINATIONS EACH CARDI B AND DRAKE FOLLOW WITH FIVE NOMINATIONS APIECE ANDERSON .PAAK, BRUNO MARS, CHLOE X HALLE, AND CHRIS BROWN TIE WITH…

Cedric The Entertainer, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Shaun Robinson and Uzo Aduba join the list of stellar celebrities who’ll be empowering and inspiring Black High School students during a once-in-a-lifetime “Rites Of Passage” celebration. The event applauds Black students’ excellence and celebrates academic achievers.

Cedric The Entertainer, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Shaun Robinson and Uzo Aduba join the list of stellar celebrities who’ll be empowering and inspiring Black High School students during a once-in-a-lifetime “Rites Of Passage” celebration. The event applauds Black students’ excellence and celebrates academic achievers. (Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES, CA:  Actor, Stand-Up Comedian and Game Show Host Cedric…

COVID-19 Vaccines: Children ages 12-15 can get Pfizer shots at JSU on May 25; both 1st, 2nd doses of Pfizer, Moderna will be available for those on campus and in community

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide, for the first time, COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 12-15, specifically Pfizer. Both brands, Pfizer and Moderna, will be available to all others, including students, faculty, staff and community members from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. First…

Tweet about JSU’s Golden Class of 1970 tragedy, commencement goes viral and sparks convo among thousands, reaches millions

(JACKSON, Miss.) — One tweet. One tweet about Jackson State University’s Golden Class of 1970 has gone viral on Twitter, the microblogging and social networking platform, receiving over 9,000 likes, 2,300 retweets and 5 million-plus impressions (views). On Saturday, May 15, the tweet was posted during the Golden Class of 1970’s commencement ceremony and the 51st…

AUDRI NIX RELEASES NEW SONG AND VIDEO “NO SIENTO NA”

LISTEN HERE ‖ WATCH HERE (May 21, 2021) Puerto Rican songstress Audri Nix is taking this year by storm.  The Latin Pop singer/songwriter isn’t mincing any words in this suave new single, “No Siento Na,” out today. Marking Audri Nix’s first release of 2021, “No Siento Na,” is an unapologetic call out to unreliable men…

Jackson State’s Hudson joins United Negro College Fund And H.E.L.F. Presidential Leadership Institute

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson is one of eight presidents participating in the United Negro College Fund and the Higher Education Leadership Foundation’s inaugural Presidential Leadership Institute cohort (PLI). The cohort is made possible by the Kresge Foundation. According to a release, the PLI will intentionally engage presidents at HBCUs and predominately Black institutions as they…

Jackson State University student is denied then accepted into dream graduate program

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Statistically, there are approximately 3.1 percent black occupational therapists in the U.S., according to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2015 Salary & Workforce Survey. Brandon Franklin, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, plans to change that soon. On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Franklin graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health,…

Sports, Depression & COVID-19: NBA’s Wilkins, NFL’s Fulcher will team up for virtual town hall at Jackson State University

(JACKSON, Miss.) — JSU’s College of Health Sciences will present a COVID-19 virtual town hall about sports and depression, featuring nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins and NFL Superbowl champion David Fulcher, along with other sports and health professionals for Mental Health Awareness Month. Jackson State University women’s head basketball coach Tomekia Reed, who steered her…

Moderna, Pfizer vaccines will be available Tuesday, May 18, for campus, local communities at JSU site along with make-up shots

(JACKSON, Miss.) — The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and community members from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Pfizer and Moderna brands will be administered. Also, second-dose vaccinations will be available. (If you received a text message advising you to…