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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 »
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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 »
AspireTV’s General Manager, Melissa M. Ingram goes one-on-one
July 30, 2020
“At Aspire we have these pillars which is a lens of how to look at content. I like to say that we look at how the Black audiences do these five things, eat, live, shop, dream, and play.” – Melissa M. Ingram ... read more »
Top High School Basketball Star Commits to Howard University
July 9, 2020
Five-star high school basketball player Makur Maker has committed to play for Howard University. He chose Howard to encourage other top basketball prospects to commit to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He turned down the likes of UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis. ... read more »
Congressman James E. Clyburn Talks CARES Act Phase Four with the Black Economic Alliance
April 30, 2020
While the world continues to manage economic shutdown and stay at home orders, and their health, organizations like the Black Economic Alliance (BEA) have chosen to use their platform to connect leaders with the public to keep everyone informed and well. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kailyn Watkins
April 2, 2020
Senior guard Kailyn Watkins helped give the Crenshaw Cougars girls basketball team a competitive edge this season. Her contributions helped the Cougars get a 22-7 overall record and a perfect 10-0 record in the Coliseum League. ... 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 »
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Commits $1 Million To Thurgood Marshall College Fund
February 27, 2020
The agreement establishes a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 23, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 23, 2020
Ed "Too Tall" Jones, the first HBCU player selected #1 in the NFL Draft was born in Jackson, Tennessee, 1951. ... read more »
Mark Calendars For Black College Expo February 1, 2020
January 30, 2020
This is the 21st year that the expo will be in town. ... read more »
Black-ish Star Marsai Martin to be Honored by HBCU Spelman College’s Alumnae Association in Los Angeles
January 28, 2020
Courtesy Photo: Marsai Martin (LOS ANGELES, CA) – 15-year old producer, entrepreneur, and award-winning actor Marsai Martin (Black-ish, Little) is among the honorees for the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College – ... read more »
Lizzo’s video at Southern made students feel “Good as Hell”
January 2, 2020
The 31-year-old wanted her new ``Good as Hell'' video to be a love letter to both marching band culture and historically black colleges and universities. ... read more »
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