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Xavier University Announces New Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Xavier University of Louisiana has announced the formation of the Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit, an intellectual and physical convening place for research, teaching, community engagement, and debate on issues related to race-based inequities, social identity production and power relations. According to an press release by the university,… Continue reading Xavier University Announces New Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit

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UAPB Alumna Tamika S. Edwards Named Executive Director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Philander Smith College (PSC), a historically black college, has announced that Tamika S. Edwards, J.D., has been selected to lead the College’s Social Justice Institute following an extensive national search. The appointment, which makes Edwards the second Executive Director in the institute’s history, will begin September 4. According to an press… Continue reading UAPB Alumna Tamika S. Edwards Named Executive Director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College

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Lane College Announces ‘A Different World’ Actress Jasmine Guy as 2018 Homecoming Parade Marshal

JACKSON, TN – Lane College, a historically black college, located in Jackson, Tennessee announces ‘A Different World’ Actress Jasmine Guy as 2018 Homecoming Parade Marshal. According to an press release by the university, Lane college is pleased to announced actor/dancer/director Jasmine Guys as the 2018 Lane College Homecoming Parade Marshal. Guy is best known for… Continue reading Lane College Announces ‘A Different World’ Actress Jasmine Guy as 2018 Homecoming Parade Marshal

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Lifelong UAPB Educator and Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely to be inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

PINE BLUFF, AR – Lifelong educator and chancellor emeritus Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), to be inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame. While at UAPB, she developed the Honors College and served as Dean. At the request of students, it was renamed in her honored.… Continue reading Lifelong UAPB Educator and Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely to be inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

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Southern University Announces Pete Richardson Classic Football Game

BATON ROUGE, LA – Southern University athletics held an news conference for the announcement of the inaugural Pete Richardson Classic that is set to take place on September 15 when the Jaguars host Langston for the home opener. Beginning this season, all future Southern football home openers will take part in the classic game. According… Continue reading Southern University Announces Pete Richardson Classic Football Game

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West Virginia State University Alumnus Creates Lasting Tribute to Katherine Johnson

INSTITUTE, W. Va – West Virginia State University (WVSU) is planned to honor distinguished NASA mathematician and WVSU alumna Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson on August 25 with a statue dedicated in her honor, it is fitting that the work was created by a fellow Yellow Jacket alum. According to an press release by the university,… Continue reading West Virginia State University Alumnus Creates Lasting Tribute to Katherine Johnson

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Clinton College Named Dr. Lester A. McCorn as 13th President

ROCK HILL, SC – The Clinton College Board of Trustees announced that it has completed its search and has removed the ‘Interim’ title from Dr. Lester A. McCorn as the 13th President of Clinton College on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Dr. McCorn’s has been acting president for the past year and has more than three… Continue reading Clinton College Named Dr. Lester A. McCorn as 13th President

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Albany State University Board of Regents Named Marion Fedrick as President

ALBANY, GA – Albany State University (ASU) Board of Regents named Marion Fedrick as president of the university on August 14, 2018. According to an press release by the university, Fedrick has been serving as the Interim president of ASU since Jan. 12, 2018. Prior to that appointment, Fedrick served as ASU’s Interim executive vice… Continue reading Albany State University Board of Regents Named Marion Fedrick as President

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SWAC named Dr. Charles McClelland as new Commissioner

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Council of Presidents has announced that Dr. Charles McClelland will become the sixth SWAC Commissioner in league history since the conference began in 1920. According to an official press release, McClelland has served the past 17 plus years at the helm of two SWAC member institutions –… Continue reading SWAC named Dr. Charles McClelland as new Commissioner