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A Grandmother and Granddaughter Graduates Together from Chicago State University

CHICAGO, IL – This graduation season, a grandmother and granddaughter graduated together from Chicago State University on December 14. According to ABC 7 Chicago, Grandmother Belinda Berry, who is 62 years old, and granddaughter Karea Berry, who is 25 years old, waited nervously in the Raucous Jones Convention Center for their names to be called.… Continue reading A Grandmother and Granddaughter Graduates Together from Chicago State University

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First Black Collegiate Football Game Marks Its 125th Anniversary

SALISBURY, NC – One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Livingstone College awaited the arrival of Johnson C. Smith University (then Biddle Memorial Institute), who traveled by horse and buggy to Salisbury to play football.The contest held on a snowy December 27, 1892, on the front lawn of Livingstone College, was the first black intercollegiate football… Continue reading First Black Collegiate Football Game Marks Its 125th Anniversary

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UAPB Named Cedric Thomas as New Head Football Coach

PINE BLUFF, AR – Former Alcorn State Defensive Coordinator Cedric Thomas has been named the 20th head coach of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions football team. Thomas, who has been involved in football for over 15 years returns home to the institution that gave him the opportunity to play collegiate football.… Continue reading UAPB Named Cedric Thomas as New Head Football Coach

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Dr. Joseph Jones Ousted as Arkansas Baptist College president

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Board of Trustees of Arkansas Baptist College announced Monday that Dr. Joseph L. Jones, President of the college has been terminated for cause effective immediately. According to ArkansasMatters.com, Dr. Jones had served as president of Arkansas Baptist for fifteen months and succeeded the ten-year tenure of Dr. Fitz Hill who… Continue reading Dr. Joseph Jones Ousted as Arkansas Baptist College president

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Club 1964 Announces its HBCU Symposium 2018 at Florida Memorial University

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Club 1964, Inc. invites HBCU Scholars, Leaders, and Advocates from across the nation to join them on Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Illustrious Florida Memorial University for HBCU Symposium 2018; themed, “HBCU Tomorrow: Our impact in the 21st Century Beyond.” Club 1964’s 2016 and 2017 Symposiums… Continue reading Club 1964 Announces its HBCU Symposium 2018 at Florida Memorial University

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Wilberforce University Announces Leadership Transition, Dr. Felton Named 17th President and CEO of Wiley College

WILBERFORCE, OH – The Wilberforce University Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint current Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard as the 22nd President of Wilberforce University to succeed Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr. This announcement comes after President Felton announced his decision to leave amid of his appointment as the… Continue reading Wilberforce University Announces Leadership Transition, Dr. Felton Named 17th President and CEO of Wiley College

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Retired Energy Executive and Longtime Mechanical Engineer Cordell Reed Passes Away

CHICAGO, IL – Cordell Reed, an executive with ComEd and a longtime mechanical engineer, died on December 4, 2017, at the age of 79 after a long illness, said his wife of 27-years Bernice Reed according to Chicago State University. Born on March 26, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois Reed grew up in a south side… Continue reading Retired Energy Executive and Longtime Mechanical Engineer Cordell Reed Passes Away

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GRAMMY Award-winning Gospel singer, Texas Southern alumna Yolanda Adams to deliver Winter Commencement Address

HOUSTON, TX – GRAMMY Award-winning Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, will address graduates at Texas Southern University’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 9:30 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Arena on campus. According to a press release by the university, Adams has claimed five GRAMMY Awards and a host of Stellar, Dove… Continue reading GRAMMY Award-winning Gospel singer, Texas Southern alumna Yolanda Adams to deliver Winter Commencement Address

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Ten Students from Minority Serving Institutions have been selected to spend Summer in South Africa

This summer, ten students from Minority Serving Institutions have been selected to spend the summer in Cape Town, South Africa, as a Frederick Douglass Fellow. Six of those students attend a historically black college or university including: Kloe Harris, Lincoln University of Missouri; Joshua Blackwell, North Carolina A&T State University; Chiagoziem Sylvester Agu, Albany State… Continue reading Ten Students from Minority Serving Institutions have been selected to spend Summer in South Africa

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Dillard University’s President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough to deliver Elizabeth City State University’s 165th Commencement Address

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Elizabeth City State University’s 165th Fall Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the R.L. Vaughan Center. Dillard University’s president Dr. Water M. Kimbrough will deliver the keynote address. According to a press release by the university, Dr. Kimbrough is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.… Continue reading Dillard University’s President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough to deliver Elizabeth City State University’s 165th Commencement Address