Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Blake to Produce Faith Film About Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers made a lasting mark on American history by overcoming hurdles of racism and oppression to emerge victorious and beloved throughout the country. Producer Stephen Ashley Blake tells their story in his film, “Steal Away,” which traces the evolution of the heralded African American ensemble.

Conoco Phillips Heads Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in the Oil and Gas Industry

At ConocoPhillips, Shawn Green and Maalika Moore-Thomas each take an optimistic approach to recruiting some of the best minority talent and minds. Green, the manager of global services and technology, and Moore-Thomas, the senior supplier diversity coordinator, also keep a steady eye on diversity and inclusion with ConocoPhillips’ contractors and suppliers.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Signs Bill sending $577 Million to State’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities  

March 24, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed legislation that funnels $577 million to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). The federal implementation comes after 15 years of litigation involving organizations in favor of HBCUs; proposing that the State assist with the inadequate gaps in funding.  

President-Elect Biden Names All-Women Senior Communications Staff

“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women. These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” Biden said in a statement.

Michelle Matthews-Alexander of General Motors Earns NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award

In partnership with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Matthews-Alexander and Chevrolet have invested heavily in the future of Black journalism while simultaneously supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Matthews-Alexander will receive the NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award.

Black News Channel (BNC) TV Launches in America

BNC, which officially launches at 6 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 has agreements with Charter Communications, Comcast and DISH TV. The network already has commitments for carriage in major African American hubs like Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Los Angeles.