Category: HBCU

Capitals development camp prospects tour African American history museum

Mitchell Gibson said seeing the life-size bronze statue of Willie O’Ree at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture made him think. “To see African American history gives us a unique perspective as hockey players,” said Gibson, a Harvard goalie attending Washington Capitals development camp this week. “I’ve had maybe only a…

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Georgia Tech to Help Expand Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Georgia Tech’s Office of Information Technology was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to enable network and research enhancements for nearby historically black colleges and universities. Georgia Tech’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) was recently awarded a $995,550 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable network and research enhancements for nearby…

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Historically Black sorority founded on Butler University’s campus celebrates its 100th anniversary

An international sorority celebrates its 100th anniversary in Indianapolis this week. Butler University President James Danko said Sigma Gamma Rho started on the campus in 1922. “By seven courageous ladies who in the face of difficult times back then, frankly, founded one of the only Black sororities [at a predominantly white institution] in the country…

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Dear Fat, Black Girls Who Were Not Spared from Diet Culture — I Understand

The world has very decided views on Black women. Actually, what the world has is a set of inherent stereotypes and biases that people desperately cling to in order to maintain their (assumed) place in society’s hierarchy. As a fat, Black woman, these stereotypes run the gamut from the regular insults of laziness to the…

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HBCU Grad makes history by landing into 3 Major Retailers

Tones of Melanin is an HBCU clothing company that speaks to the HBCU culture’s pulse through philanthropic endeavors, one-of-a-kind designs, and long-lasting quality. Tones of Melanin is currently available in over 18 HBCU Follett Bookstores across the country. Tones of Melanin is the only HBCU brand that is created by a HBCU graduate that is…

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Strickland Introduces Legislation To Help HBCUs Become Top Tier Research Institutions

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland along with several other congressional advocates are betting their political capital on the brilliant minds that attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), as they have introduced the ‘‘HBCU Research, Innovation, Security, and Excellence Act’’ (RISE Act) which will bring federal dollars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to HBCUs. According to…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Announces Scholarship Awards

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Sigma Theta Omega Chapter has announced its 2022 Gertrude Lockhart Melchior Scholarship Awards. “This year we were excited to be able to provide scholarship awards to all six applicants. The applicants were all outstanding, with bright and promising futures. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s mission of service to all mankind remains…

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority inducts new members

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (local Alumni Chapter in the Roanoke- Chowan area) announce the recent induction of four women into the Sorority. The induction ceremony took place at Central Middle School in Gatesville. The inductees are Judith N. Boone of Murfreesboro, Kenya Harrell of Gates, Precious James of Hyattsville, MD (formerly of…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Members Aglow in Pink and Green at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort Ahead of National Convention in Orlando

Hundreds of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority members stood in their trademark pink and green colors outside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort late Saturday night, a day before the sorority’s international convention began in Orlando. The sorority members attended a private after-hours reception hosted by Disney at the park to…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Debuts Special Double Magazine Cover Featuring Honorary Members

Today Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. debuted a special double cover of its Ivy Leaf magazine, and four iconic faces are on the front! To order to celebrate sorority’s 2022 “Boule” national conference in Orlando, the digital double cover features honorary members Yolanda Adams, Ruth E. Carter, Suzanne de Passe, and Lynn Whitfield all wearing…

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