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Racial Inequity committee at heart of NC Sorority Suspension
October 7, 2021
A national sorority has suspended activities at a North Carolina university after most of its members left the school chapter when it failed to hold discussions on racial inequities following the death of George Floyd. ... read more »
Vice President Kamala Harris Discusses Voting Rights with Her Collegiate Family, the “Divine 9”
October 7, 2021
Madam President Kamala Harris incorporated personal lessons within her build to leadership, which included the strength of sisterhood. As part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. body of sisters, Harris embraced the level of kinship taught within her sorority home; it would later serve as a pillar in leading the country.   ... read more »
Syracuse University Settles $3.7M Gender Pay Lawsuit
October 4, 2021
 Syracuse University will pay $3.7 million to settle a lawsuit brought by five female faculty members who claimed they were paid less than their male counterparts who held equivalent positions. ... read more »
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University of California President Michael V. Drake Leads by Example
September 30, 2021
Michael V. Drake harvested enough academic experience to attract the perfect opportunity to lead the mission of racial equality through collegiate means. More than 200,000 students and faculty members will be influenced by his decisions. ... read more »
USC Athletics, Pechanga Casino Announce Sponsorship Deal
September 25, 2021
The USC Athletics Department and Pechanga Resort Casino announced a sponsorship agreement on Friday.   ... read more »
Chronicling One African American’s Path to the PGA
September 9, 2021
Langston Frazier was born hearing impaired in both ears, which nullified any chance of participating in sports like basketball or football. But, in an inspiring story originating from PGA.com, Frazier found golf in the fourth grade in Bowie, Maryland, through an initiative called “First Tee.” The program enables children to build the strength of character to face a lifetime of new challenges. ... read more »
Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Dems Poised to Push Through $3.5 Trillion Budget
August 12, 2021
The Senate on Tuesday, August 10, passed one of President Joe Biden’s most ambitious pieces of legislation, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill, which now must pass the House, counts as the largest federal investment in America’s public works system in more than 10 years. ... read more »
Removing Educational Barriers, Especially High Textbook Costs
July 22, 2021
Unapologetically Fighting for Black Student Success // No. 4 ... read more »
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Summerfield Family Award Scholarships in Memory of Murdered Son
July 1, 2021
The loss of a child is never assuaged, but Dwight and Patricia Summerfield tried to alleviate the pain by presenting $41,667 in scholarships to five college friends of their late son, Andrew Joseph Summerfield. ... read more »
Section of Highway Named for Civil Rights Pioneer Clyde Kennard
May 31, 2021
 A highway section near the University of Southern Mississippi has been named to honor a civil rights pioneer who was wrongfully convicted after he tried to enroll at the all-white university in the 1950s. ... read more »
Gipson Bill Supports Male Educators of Color AB 520 Diversifies Teaching Workforce
April 15, 2021
Last week, the Assembly Education Committee approved AB 520, authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson and sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, which is designed to help support male educators of color and diversify the teaching workforce. ... read more »
Morgan State Alum Dropped Out, Drove for UPS, Presents University with $20 Million Endowment
March 4, 2021
“Morgan is so proud to call this son and daughter of the great City of Baltimore our own, and through their historic giving, the doors of higher education will most certainly be kept open for generations of aspiring leaders whose financial shortfalls may have kept them from realizing their academic dreams,” David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University, stated in the release. ... read more »
Bank of America Awards Los Angeles Trade Tech $1 Million for Jobs Initiative
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles Trade Tech and Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success in Southern California. ... read more »
Wyomia Tyus, Tennessee State, Blazed a Trail for Womens’ College Athletics
March 25, 2020
 When Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 was passed, academic institutions had to ensure equality in the federal funding of activities for men and women. Prior to that, women’s athletic activities go little to no funding. ... read more »
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