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Caltech Among Universities Sued Over Financial Aid Formula
January 13, 2022
Caltech is among 16 universities being sued for alleged violations of antitrust laws by colluding to unfairly reduce the amount of financial aid awarded to students, it was announced today. ... read more »
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Celebrates 111 Years of Achievement
January 6, 2022
Since January 5, 1911, the noble men of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated have celebrated its motto of “achievement,” dating back to its founders, Elder Watson Diggs, Dr. Ezra D. Alexander, Dr. Byron Kenneth Armstrong, Atty. Henry Tourner Asher, Dr. Marcus Peter Blakemore, Paul Waymond Caine, George Wesley Edmonds, Dr. Guy Levis Grant, Edward Giles Irvin, and Sgt. John Milton Lee.  ... read more »
Pharrell to college grads: ‘We are the emerging majority’
December 13, 2021
Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams on Saturday told the newest graduates of a historically Black university in Virginia to act like ``the emerging majority'' and help develop the area's businesses and culture. ... read more »
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Cultural Property Title Gives New Mexico Family Peace
December 6, 2021
Few community members know the role of Clara Belle Williams in Las Cruces education, but one family made it their mission to get Williams and her legacy recognized by the state. ... read more »
USC Sets School Record for Graduating Athletes For Eighth Consecutive Year
December 3, 2021
USC athletes set a school Graduation Success Rate for the eighth consecutive year while UCLA's rate was three percentage points lower than its record set two years ago, according to figures released today by the NCAA. USC had a 92% Graduation Success Rate, one percentage point higher than last year. UCLA's rate was 89%, one percentage point less than last year. ... read more »
Dillard: $5M Gift to Create Civil Rights, Other Internships
November 22, 2021
A historically Black university in New Orleans says a $5 million gift will create civil rights and public interest internships for students. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
Fair Play, Means Fair Pay
March 25, 2021
As we close out Women’s History Month there has been much attention paid to the progress women have made over the years.  The stone-cold reality is, women are still underrepresented at every level in the workplace, and women of color are the most underrepresented group of all, lagging behind white men, men of color and white women. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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