By Alexander Nazaryan 8/18/15 at 4:37 AM
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Medgar Evers College, an overwhelmingly black branch of the City University of New York, sits atop a hill in central Brooklyn. ...
Posted Friday, August 28th 2015 at 6:08PM
Breaking color barriers is par for the course for African Americans. Lee Elders did exactly that 40 years ago by making history for becoming the first African American to attend the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia in 1975. In a star studded ce ...
Posted Thursday, July 23rd 2015 at 4:58PM
A fervent dream became reality today for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.
It is one of the highest honors for a performer.
"I'm just so honored, so ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30th 2015 at 6:54PM
LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lipscomb proudly announced Memphis, Tennessee native and 1976 LOC graduate Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller as the college’s 12th president after an exhaustive national search. “Today marks a new ...
Posted Friday, June 12th 2015 at 2:00PM
First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke to the graduating class of 2015 at Tuskegee University. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which she talks about growing ...
Posted Tuesday, May 19th 2015 at 1:34PM
Alcorn State University sends its deepest sympathy to the family of former Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Davey “The Wiz” Whitney Sr., who died yesterday at age 85.During his tenure at Alcorn (1969-1989 and 1996-2003), he cap ...
Posted Monday, May 11th 2015 at 1:31PM
Bipartisan Co-Chairs Reps. Adams & Byrne to Host Launch Event & Panel Discussion Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 28th at 5PM, Reps. Alma S. Adams (D-NC12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) will launch the first ever Bipartisan Congressiona ...
Posted Monday, April 27th 2015 at 5:27PM
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Posted Wednesday, March 11th 2015 at 5:37PM
Kade Henderson was crowned Miss Black New York City USA 2015. Kade Henderson, 21, Rochester, New York native, fashion entrepreneur, and Fashion Institute of Technology alumni holds the current reign.
Kade’s acceptance of the highly-prized crow ...
Posted Friday, February 27th 2015 at 5:27PM
A House subcommittee has approved a measure that would temporarily close South Carolina State University to allow the school to correct its finances.
The Higher Education and Technical Colleges subcommittee approved the measure on a 3-1 vote Tuesday ...
Posted Tuesday, February 10th 2015 at 6:18PM
The basketball court in the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex at Alcorn State University will be named in honor of former women's head basketball coach Shirley A. Gibbs-Walker during a halftime ceremony of the Lady Braves basketball contest against Jacks ...
Posted Friday, February 6th 2015 at 5:57PM
The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations. After King's death, United States Representative John Conyers (a Democrat from Michigan) and United States Senator Edward Brooke (a Republican ...
Posted Friday, January 16th 2015 at 2:50PM
105-Year-Old Graduate Reflects on School’s Impact on Her Life, Career
Beatrice Payne, 105, remembers her days training to become a teacher at the school that would later become Bowie State University.
“I just thought teaching was the grandest t ...
Posted Thursday, January 15th 2015 at 1:33PM
Voting Open for Fans to Help Determine the Final Eight to Perform in Atlanta in January 2015
The Honda Battle of the Bands is set to make a triumphant return to Atlanta January 24, 2015, when eight of the most prestigious marching bands from Ameri ...
Posted Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 4:08PM
Featured Artist Kevin X. Rhodes in Dunbar Gallery, January 20 – February 26, 2015
From January 20 – February 26, 2015, Grambling State University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will feature an exhibition by Kevin X. Rhodes in Dunbar Ga ...
Posted Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 3:31PM
The Hall Johnson Summer Camp is held on the campus of Allen University for high school choral students. This camp places an emphasis on the music of Hall Johnson and the appropriate performance practice for the Negro spiritual. Campers will have a we ...
Posted Monday, January 12th 2015 at 3:22PM
Alcorn State University announces that eligible high school students have a chance to participate in the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program and receive a scholarship to attend the university in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resour ...
Posted Monday, January 5th 2015 at 4:53PM
The Jarvis Christian College Counseling Center recently received a Behavioral Health grant from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE). The grant supports the development and implementation of a campus-wide ...
Posted Monday, December 15th 2014 at 6:10PM
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death of African American women in the United States as well as providing more risks of attaining it than White women. Take action to protect your heart. View the Inforgraphic at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educat ...
Posted Tuesday, November 11th 2014 at 6:22PM
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Marita Rivero has been named chairman-elect to the National Trust’s Board of Trustees. Marita will assume the chairman’s role in October 2014.
Marita is currently of counsel ...
Posted Thursday, July 24th 2014 at 3:25PM
In a move that many educators, prognosticators and medical practitioners saw coming for years, Georgia native Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice becomes the first woman president of Morehouse School of Medicine.
The Macon, Ga. native succeeds outgoing pr ...
Posted Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 2:02PM
Media correspondent and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania alum Tanisha LaVerne Grant was on the red carpet last night for one of New York City's most anticipated events ... the inaugural of the American Black Film Festival also known as ABFF. What a ...
Posted Friday, June 20th 2014 at 5:34PM
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Posted Thursday, June 19th 2014 at 7:22PM
25 to Life, a debut feature-length documentary by award-winning director and Spike Lee protégé Mike L. Brown, will have its world premiere as part of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in New York at SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street) on Sunday, J ...
Posted Monday, June 16th 2014 at 7:23PM