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Section of Highway Named for Civil Rights Pioneer Clyde Kennard
May 31, 2021
 A highway section near the University of Southern Mississippi has been named to honor a civil rights pioneer who was wrongfully convicted after he tried to enroll at the all-white university in the 1950s. ... read more »
LSU Picks William F. Tate IV for College Chancellor; First Black Man to Lead University System
May 6, 2021
Tate, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the unanimous pick of the LSU Board of Supervisors after public in-person interviews with three finalists and 90 minutes of closed-door debate among board members. ... read more »
Now Open: ASCEND LA Looks for Budding BIPOC Businesses to Take to the Next Level
February 18, 2021
Applications are now open for ASCEND LA’s 2021 Spring cohort. After the success of its inaugural cohort in 2020, the free business accelerator program has doubled its capacity, selecting 30 businesses owned by women and people of color to undergo a management education program, obtain certification and bid preparation support, connect with regional and national supply chains, receive 1-on-1 advising with loan and procurement specialists, and access flexible capital resources. ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: Sept. 24, 2019- Brought to you by Black 365
September 24, 2019
On this day in 1965, Executive Order 11246, which later became known as "affirmative action", was instituted. ... read more »
A Tale of Two Graduations
June 20, 2019
“…while the students are demographically different, one can hope that the call to "practice humanity" is one that will be heeded. It is, perhaps a sign of the times, that graduates have to be urged to practice humanity, but so much of our world is inhumane, placing profits over people, that the admonition is appropriate.” ... read more »
Shaw University Officially Names Dillard as 18th President
May 10, 2019
“We want to adapt the university so that it’s clear what its relevance continues to be,” Dillard said. That means that, given the challenges of higher education — and HBCUs in particular — we have to make sure that the education we’re providing transforms the lives of the students that we have,” she said. ... read more »
SCAQMD Awards More Than $47 Million in Incentive Funds to Implement and Demonstrate Cleaner Technologies and Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution
January 10, 2019
Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution. ... read more »
Waters Praises Settlement Against President-Elect Trump’s Phony University
November 25, 2016
“I commend New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for his vigilance and commitment to the victims who were defrauded many thousands of dollars by President-elect Trump's phony for-profit university. " -Maxine Waters ... read more »
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1955 University of Iowa student finally gets honor, apology
October 26, 2016
university officials denied Dora Martin Berry representation as Miss SUI at official school events ... read more »
Historic black fraternity forms New Mexico undergrad chapter
May 14, 2016
Seven University of New Mexico students chartered this week an undergraduate chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi-one the nation's oldest Greek-letter fraternities established by African-American male students. ... read more »
Students return to Washington campus after racial threats
December 2, 2015
Most, but not all, students returned to a Washington state university Monday as police investigate racial threats against black students and others on social media that shut down the campus last week. ... read more »
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