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Lincoln University of Missouri announces presidential candidate finalists

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University has announced that Dr. William E. Hudson Jr. and Dr. Jerald Jones Woolfolk are the two finalists for the permanent president position on Thursday. According to the News Tribune, the two finalists will visit Jefferson City for interview sessions with faculty and staff, students, alumni, and the community next… Continue reading Lincoln University of Missouri announces presidential candidate finalists

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South Carolina State University awarded $6.2 million for cancer research

ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State University, a historically black university, was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $6.2 million by the National Cancer Institute, to establish the South Carolina Disparities Research Center. According to www.thetandd.com, a portion of the total $12.5 million award will fund the Medical University of South Carolina’s cancer… Continue reading South Carolina State University awarded $6.2 million for cancer research

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Black History Month Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

I am Black history. I am Black excellence. I am Charlie Nelms, who is an educator and administrator. I served as the tenth chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. I was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas in 1946, and I enrolled at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (now the University of… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: I Am… Charlie Nelms

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107 Days of HBCU History – Day 1 – Lincoln University of Missouri

The Kwesi Ronald Harris Division of Historical Records presents its 107 Days of HBCU History initiative that commemorates the founders and values of why historically black colleges and universities are relevant and very vital to the African-American community through its founding missions. The campaign will last for approximately 107 days until each HBCU history is… Continue reading 107 Days of HBCU History – Day 1 – Lincoln University of Missouri

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HCF Kicks off its 10 Days of Giving campaign

CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is excited in announcing its first fundraising campaign of the year, “10 Days of Giving” beginning February 10 through February 19, 2018, in meeting a goal of $5,000 in supporting students and HBCU institutions through our mission. Join us in HBCU Campaigning for HBCU education with providing students… Continue reading HCF Kicks off its 10 Days of Giving campaign

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Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute, one of the oldest educational institutions for African-American in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1907 in Jefferson Davis County by Jonas Edward “J.E.” Johnson (1873-1953) a graduate of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College, and his wife Bertha LaBranche Johnson (1882-1971) a graduate of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Professor… Continue reading Remembering HBCU: Prentiss Institute

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Did you know, the Chicago Politician and Clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr.?

Did you know? On August 3, 1957, lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr., was the first African-American appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as Chair of his committee on government employment policy, working to reduce racial discrimination. The youngest of five children born to the Reverend Archibald J. Carey, a minister… Continue reading Did you know, the Chicago Politician and Clergyman Archibald J. Carey Jr.?

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Fisk University to Inaugurate Kevin D. Rome, Sr., Ph.D. as the 16th President

NASHVILLE, TN – Fisk University will inaugurate Kevin D. Rome, Sr., Ph.D. as the 16th president of the university on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fisk Memorial Chapel. According to a press release from the university, in Spring 2017, the Fisk University Board of Trustees selected Rome after nearly an eight-month… Continue reading Fisk University to Inaugurate Kevin D. Rome, Sr., Ph.D. as the 16th President

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Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Freddie Hartfield ’50, Arkansas AM&N/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Graduate and Professor

HCF and its Kwesi Ronald Harris Division of Historical Records commemorates Black History Month remembering those important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. During Black History Month, HCF will focus on students and alumni of HBCUs, and individuals who made or are making history in the African-American community. Dr. Freddie Hartfield,… Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Freddie Hartfield ’50, Arkansas AM&N/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Graduate and Professor

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South Carolina State University Commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre, Bakari Sellers served as keynote speaker

ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State University (SCSU) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center (SHM). The University will pause to remember those martyrs whose lives were taken that February night in 1968, and those that were wounded during the most… Continue reading South Carolina State University Commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre, Bakari Sellers served as keynote speaker