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In Memoriam – Kimberly Rachelle Willis Gagnier, Esq.
April 27, 2022
Sunrise: Monday, May 3, 1971 Sunset: Wednesday, April 21, 2022 ... read more »
Sisters of the Skies and Delta Air Lines Host Fundraiser for Future Black Female Pilots
March 17, 2022
The purpose of the gala is to seek to improve the current number of Black female pilots which stands roughly north of 150 in the United States for those holding Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial, Military and or Certified Flight instructor licenses. The first gala was held in February 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia honoring the first All-African American Female flight crew. This year the SOS brings fundraiser back to where it began again recognizing Black women who are first in their aviation careers. ... read more »
Howard gets $2M grant to digitize Black newspaper archive
March 3, 2022
Howard University has received a $2 million donation to digitize a major collection of Black newspaper archives in hopes of making it more broadly available to researchers and the public. ... read more »
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March 2: Howard University Charter Day, 1867
March 2, 2022
Howard University was charted in Washington, D.C.,1867 ... read more »
Civil and Human Rights Activist Andrew Young Turns 90!
February 24, 2022
When former Ambassador Andrew Young turned 80, the late Congressman John Lewis spoke of his contributions to the city of Atlanta and the world, “He has been a voice for what is right, fair, and just. Young helped make America and the world a better place.” ... read more »
College Preparation and Enrollment Declined for L.A. Black And Latinx Students During COVID-19
February 17, 2022
The Campaign for College Opportunity released State of Higher Education for Latinx and Black Angelenos on Feb. 12, a new report that examines college preparation, access, and attainment rates for Black and Latinx students in Los Angeles; and the disparate impact of COVID-19 on these students. ... read more »
Community Mourns Passing of Frederick Douglass Parrott, Jr.
February 10, 2022
Frederick Douglass Parrott, Jr., MD, founded the "Real Men Cook Foundation" in 1986. The foundation raised more than $3 million for four Historically African American medical schools. ... read more »
Dr. William R. Weathers Passes Away
February 3, 2022
Dr. William Rolfe Weathers, 83 years of age, died on December 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. William was born at Homer G. Phillips Hospital on October 5, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri,  the third of four siblings born to Dr. Henri Weathers II and Alice Mae Gentry Weathers. ... read more »
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ChristianaCare announces $500,000 in scholarships for students pursuing health fields, in partnership with HBCU Week Foundation
December 23, 2021
To strengthen and diversify the health care workforce for years to come, ChristianaCare will provide $500,000 in scholarships to 10 students in Delaware who plan to pursue degrees in health care. Administered through the HBCU Week Foundation, each scholarship will provide $12,500 per year in financial support over four years and will include a paid internship at ChristianaCare. ... read more »
Florida Star and Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Dies
October 7, 2021
Clara McLaughlin, the famous author, and publisher of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star in Jacksonville, Florida, has died. ... read more »
Engagement Announcement: Hope Jenkins ~ Darrell Smith, Jr.
July 29, 2021
Engagement Announcement: Hope Jenkins ~ Darrell Smith, Jr. ... read more »
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates Fill Journalism Posts at Howard University
July 10, 2021
Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates have announced they will take on faculty roles at Howard University. ... read more »
Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts
May 28, 2021
“In this full circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role,” announced Howard’s Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. ... read more »
 Finding a ‘Greater Love’ with Novelist Devyn Bakewell 
April 22, 2021
Diving into the intricate details of today’s college experience, “Greater Love,” submerges the reader in the male and female perspective as young adults from the Black community, entering a realm of secondary education. Main characters, Ryan McKnight and Devyn Baker, represent two differentiating experiences.  ... read more »
Black Press Week Shows Power of African American Newspapers
April 8, 2021
With the theme, “Black Business Challenges Responsibilities and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic,” Black Press publishers, readers, viewers, sponsors, partners, and anyone else tuning in were enlightened about overcoming adversities on many levels. “We will have informative workshops,” promised Pluria Marshall Jr., the NNPAF Chair and CEO of Marshall Broadcasting Group. Marshall and his colleagues delivered. ... read more »
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