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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 Bluefield State Seeks Conference Status

Bluefield State Seeks Conference Status

Bluefield State College seeks conference status.  They are petitioning to become a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Originally Bluefield Colored Institute, the institution educated children of black coal miners in segregated West Virginia. Although it maintains it’s HBCU status, today Bluefield State College is 90 percent white.  The new landscape is a […]

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 How Are HBCUs Handling COVID?

How Are HBCUs Handling COVID?

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are not strangers to changing with the times.  So, adjusting to the challenges that COVID-19 creates is just par for the course.  Still, the physical and mental health and well being of the students, faculty and staff is always in the forefront. The most recent COVID surge forced many campuses […]

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 Nex Cubed has launched its HBCU Founder’s Program

Nex Cubed has launched its HBCU Founder’s Program

Nex Cubed, a leader in early-stage innovation and startup acceleration, has launched its HBCU Founder’s Program to provide students and recent alumni at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with access to the financial and advisory resources necessary to develop technology-enabled businesses. The aim is to support these students in the areas of Financial Services […]

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 Beyonce’ Partners with Peloton..

Beyonce’ Partners with Peloton..

Peloton, in partnership with Beyoncé, announced that students at 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will have access to free two-year memberships by the end of November. Every current student at Bennett College, Clark Atlanta University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, Texas Southern University, […]

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 TSU unveils 500-pound bronze tiger statue on main campus as part of ‘Big Blue’ pride

TSU unveils 500-pound bronze tiger statue on main campus as part of ‘Big Blue’ pride

Calling it a symbol of strength and a representation of its Big Blue pride, Tennessee State University has unveiled a tiger statue on the main campus to coincide with this year’s virtual Homecoming ceremonies. The specially commissioned bronze 6-foot long sculpture, weighing in at 500 pounds, was unveiled Oct. 23 in a virtual ceremony. Observing […]

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 Clark Atlanta University Receives PPE Donation from Lowe’s Home Improvements

Clark Atlanta University Receives PPE Donation from Lowe’s Home Improvements

ATLANTA, GA Clark Atlanta University receives $10,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Lowe’s Home Improvement as part of the company’s community outreach and support of higher education program. The donation will help the university continue its efforts to help mitigate the COVID-19 virus on campus and to ensure all required safety precautions.  The […]

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 FAMU President Robinson Named to Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council

FAMU President Robinson Named to Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council

Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., is the newest member of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (JOCI) Leadership Council, a bipartisan group of senior leaders who work with local, state, and regional leaders to develop actions toward meaningful ocean policy reform. Robinson, whose work as a scientist and on the environment impressed the group, […]

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