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Vice President Harris Leaves Historic Legacy in Senate
January 21, 2021
There is a growing consciousness around the character of political leadership in America. Although there has always been concern of who sits in the seat of power for this country, there is an additional keen sense developing around the nature of those who look to serve the people. Officials working as support to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, welcomed those with questions about her steps into a new era in American History. ... read more »
Howard University Showtime Marching Band To Escort Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for Inauguration
January 18, 2021
Howard University is proud to announce the Showtime Marching Band will escort Vice President Kamala Harris at the 59th presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. They will perform a special drum cadence for the parade. ... read more »
After 43 Years, Dr. William Harvey of Hampton University Announces Retirement
December 24, 2020
He began as President of one of the most storied Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America in 1978. On December 15, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced his retirement after 43 years, effective June 30, 2022. ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Brandon Rembert
December 10, 2020
With talent and motivation, Brandon Rembert is a consistent hitter for the Alcorn State University Braves baseball team. Rembert desires to be a role model for African American boys, encouraging them to get involved in baseball. A key piece of advice that he learned is how consistency is important to excel in the sport. ... read more »
MSNBC Executive Producer Rashida Jones Propels Forward as the First Black Woman Network President
December 9, 2020
Mass media conglomerate MSNBC has moved forward with presenting their highest-ranking senior role to executive producer Rashida Jones. She will become President of the network on February 1.   ... read more »
Kamala Harris’ VP Win Helps Validate the Power of Black Colleges
November 26, 2020
The Howard University Graduate shares in the legacy of influential Black College Alumni As Vice President-elect Kamala Harris takes on her new position in the White House, ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Appoints Drake Dillard to Calif. Commission on Disability Access
November 19, 2020
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. ... read more »
American Heart Association Hosts Empowered to Serve Roundtables to Discuss COVID-19, Mental Health and Health Justice
November 19, 2020
As COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, the numbers still reflect a higher risk for those of Black and Brown communities. With efforts to help educate, inspire and curb the effects, the American Heart Association launched Empowered to Serve Roundtables to prompt leadership, communication and transformation amongst the communities. ... read more »
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BIDEN-HARRIS WIN ELECTION
November 12, 2020
Perhaps 200 years from now, someone doing research, will view this time period as a turning point in American History.  It is, in fact, November, 2020 and Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris makes history, on several fronts, as the first woman and person of color voted into the Vice-Presidential office.  ... read more / view gallery »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Convenes Public Health professionals for Community Health Forum
October 22, 2020
Racism and inequality continue fueling coronavirus-related deaths among Black and Brown Angelenos. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a public forum for residents in South Los Angeles to hear directly from Black public health professionals about how to protect our community from COVID-19. ... read more »
Harrison Barnes, Jaylen Brown, George Hill, Chris Paul And Dwight Powell Named Recipients of 2019-20 End-Of-Season NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente
October 5, 2020
Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul and Dallas Mavericks forward-center Dwight Powell have received the 2019-20 End-of-Season NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of their continued commitment to positively impacting their communities through sustained efforts over the course of the season, ... read more / watch video »
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Does It Again and Raises $1 Million in Support of HBCUs
October 1, 2020
“We did it, we did it again!” Dr. Glenda Glover, AKA International President and Chief Executive Officer shared with excitement in a video message to sorority members. “The online receipts alone totaled more than $1.3 million. We can now continue to provide endowments to our treasured HBCUs.” ... read more »
Bloomberg Philanthropies Strives to Increase Black Physicians by Donating to Historically Black Medical Schools
September 10, 2020
Inequality in education is one of the most fossilized civil rights issues that one can still witness today. There is a lot of discourse and imbalance found in the unequal funding and lack of federal or state priority within community-driven colleges of color. Recently, there has been meteoric change in social awareness, which is bringing more light to the current state of the educational system for people within the Black Community. ... read more »
Dodgers, MLB Front Office Employees Tells HBCU Students About Sports Industry
September 3, 2020
To celebrate the legacy of Jackie Robinson, the Los Angeles Dodgers partnered with the L.A. Dodgers Foundation (LADF) to host a career panel for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The career panel was to show students the various occupations in Major League Baseball. ... read more »
Xavier University of Louisiana gets $20M donation
August 1, 2020
A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she had given away. ... read more »
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