Four FAMU Law Students Awarded the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship

Four FAMU Law Students Awarded the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship

ORLANDO, Fla – Four Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law students are recipients of the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship. Alba Manuela Suarez, Jai’Ehir Jackson-Hawkins, Derrick Gaiter and Seana-Jahan La Coa received the monetary awards. The program provides grants allowing students at participating law schools to work in unpaid public interest law positions during […]

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 Xavier Named Louisiana’s Top HBCU

Xavier Named Louisiana’s Top HBCU

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana was recently awarded several accolades from Plexuss, an education technology company that seeks to connect millions of students with universities and opportunities for growth. Plexuss recognized Xavier as the nation’s second-ranked Historically Black College and University and as the No. 1 HBCU in Louisiana. Plexuss also ranked Xavier’s […]

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 MOREHOUSE GRADUATE SAMUEL L. JACKSON NAMED CHAIRMAN’S AWARD RECIPIENT FOR “53RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS”

MOREHOUSE GRADUATE SAMUEL L. JACKSON NAMED CHAIRMAN’S AWARD RECIPIENT FOR “53RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS”

The NAACP and BET announced that Academy Award-nominated actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award during the “53rd NAACP Image Awards.” The Chairman’s Award is bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Past honorees of the Chairman’s […]

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 New Year, New Threats

New Year, New Threats

A string of bomb threats at several Historically Black Colleges and Universities may be racially motivated.  On the first day of Black History Month, several HBCUs across the nation went on alert.  Just a month ago, during the MLK Holiday, many of the same campuses issued evacuation or shelter-in-place orders for the same thing.  Fortunately, […]

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 Netflix’s New Series Has HBCU Connections

Netflix’s New Series Has HBCU Connections

Netflix’s hottest new series, Archive 81, has HBCU connections.  Alabama State University alums, Charlie Hudson, III and Africa Miranda are supporting cast members. The former drum major and Miss ASU, respectively, play the parents of the main character.  Hudson said the genre-bending series is difficult to classify: “It’s drama, suspense, horror, everything wrapped up in […]

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 Maya Angelou Coin Is A First

Maya Angelou Coin Is A First

The U.S. Mint debuted the American Women Quarters™ Program this month and Mother Maya Angelou is the first woman in the series.  In fact, she’s the first Black woman to ever appear on a U.S. coin. The AWQ Program was sponsored by Rep Barbara Lee and is is a bipartisan effort with Republicans Rep. Anthony […]

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