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Syndicated Radio Host Tom Joyner to deliver three HBCU commencement addresses next month

Tom Joyner, a syndicated radio host and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will be the commencement speaker at Shaw University, Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College next month. Joyner, 67, has hosted the Tom Joyner Morning Show since 1994 and is now heard in more than 100 markets across the country. Since 1999,… Continue reading Syndicated Radio Host Tom Joyner to deliver three HBCU commencement addresses next month

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UAPB alumna writes book on UAPB founder Joseph Carter Corbin

PINE BLUFF, ARK – A University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) alumna writes book on the founder of who it all began with. Having operated now for more than 140 years, UAPB was founded in 1875 as Branch Normal College by Joseph Carter Corbin, a native of Ohio and son of former slaves. Corbin,… Continue reading UAPB alumna writes book on UAPB founder Joseph Carter Corbin

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West Virginia State University Celebrates Earth Day

INSTITUTUE, W.Va – West Virginia State University (WVSU), a historically black university located in Institute, West Virginia, celebrated Earth Day this past Thursday, April 20, with a full day of activities that took place in and around the James C. Wilson University Union. According to the university’s press release, the celebration began at 9:30 a.m.… Continue reading West Virginia State University Celebrates Earth Day

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Chicago Trinity United Church of Christ’s Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III to speak at Kentucky State’s Commencement

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State University has announced that Trinity United Church of Christ’s Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III will be the speaker at the university’s 128th Commencement. The commencement will be held at 9 a.m. on May 13 at the Frankfort Convention Center.   According to the university’s press release, Dr. Moss is Senior… Continue reading Chicago Trinity United Church of Christ’s Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III to speak at Kentucky State’s Commencement

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Chicago State University board names Rachel Lindsey and Paul Vallas to its top interim posts

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago State University,  a predominately black institution located on the south side of Chicago has named Rachel Lindsey as interim president and Paul Vallas as its temporary chief administrative officer. The board announced after more than four hours in a close session the hiring of Rachel Lindsey, who served as Dean of… Continue reading Chicago State University board names Rachel Lindsey and Paul Vallas to its top interim posts

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UAPB Vice Chancellor Dr. Carla Martin named to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield board

PINE BLUFF, ARK. – Dr. Carla Martin, vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  (UAPB) (a public historically black university) located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has been elected to the board of directors for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, according to James V. Kelly, chairman of the… Continue reading UAPB Vice Chancellor Dr. Carla Martin named to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield board

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Janelle Monáe, Multi-Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Academy Award Winning Actor to deliver Dillard University’s 81st Commencement Address

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. – Dillard University (a private, liberal arts historically black college) located in New Orleans has announce that multi-talented superstar Janelle Monáe will deliver this year’s commencement address. The 81st Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m., on the historic Avenue of the Oaks. The University will confer more… Continue reading Janelle Monáe, Multi-Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Academy Award Winning Actor to deliver Dillard University’s 81st Commencement Address