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Wireless Provider Celebrates the “Soul” of HBCU Campuses

While education is the heartbeat of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), music tells the story of culture, community, and connection to the overall campus experience. From marching bands to acapella groups to gospel choirs, music is truly the soul of HBCU campuses. As we honor all genres of music during Black Music Month, Cricket Wireless invites you to take a moment to see how we’re showcasing and supporting HBCU music programs. “Music is the Soul of HBCU Campuses” As Cricket Wireless continues to focus on spreading smiles one connection…

AUCC Awards over $1M in Scholarship Awards to Dual Degree Engineering Program Students

AUCC Awards over $1M in Scholarship Awards to Dual Degree Engineering Program Students Thanks to additional donations corporate sponsors have made scholarships and internships possible for over 60 students awarded at the 45TH AUC Consortium Dual Degree Engineering Program April 30th.  Atlanta – As another school year ends, the Atlanta University Center Consortium honored students in its Dual Degree Engineering Program by disbursing $1,100,000 in scholarship awards from its corporate sponsors directly to students in the form of scholarships and internships. This year’s award program was held in person after…

Gammon Theological Seminary and President-Dean Reverend Dr. Candace M. Lewis

On May 7, 2022, Gammon Theological Seminary President-Dean, Reverend Dr. Candace M. Lewis proudly stands with some of her graduating seniors (of the Class of 2022) and makes history! President-Dean Lewis is the first woman to serve as Gammon’s president in the school’s 139-year history! This is her first graduating class. ABOUT Gammon Theological Seminary Located in Atlanta, GA, Gammon Theological Seminary is the United Methodist constituent member of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), a consortium of six historically African American theological schools. Gammon at the ITC is a co-educational,…

Clark Atlanta University Investiture of Fifth President, George T. French Jr., Ph.D.

By Lashley John On Friday, April 29th, Clark Atlanta University performed the investiture of its fifth president, George T. French Jr., Ph. D. The event was held at the Georgia World Convention Center in the presence of faculty members, visiting guests, and supporting staff, students and family members of the institution. Dr. French was appointed as the president of the university in September 2019. The investiture was delayed due to the pandemic that affected activities in the nation. Under his leadership, the United Negro Fund has ranked the college as…

Morehouse School of Medicine to Host 12th Annual Hugh M. Gloster Society Celebration on April 21

Signature Fundraising Event Will Support Student Scholarships, Honor Health Equity Leaders, and Showcase Education, Research, and Clinical Innovations Atlanta – April 12, 2022 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) will host the 12th Annual Hugh M. Gloster Society Celebration on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in a hybrid format for both in-person and virtual guests. The institution’s signature fundraising event will benefit student scholarships, honor leaders in health care and health equity, and showcase MSM’s innovations in education, research, and patient-focused clinical care. This year’s event holds even greater significance as…

Atlanta’s Own The Power of Girls and Jr. NBA Team Up for Second Annual Girl Power Summit

Now More than Ever, it’s “Her Time to Shine” with The Power of Girls and Jr. NBA The Power of Girls and Jr. NBA Return for the Second Annual Free Virtual Girl Power Summit from March 24-26, 2022 ATLANTA, GA — The Power of Girls and the Jr. NBA – the NBA and WNBA’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls – today announced plans for the second annual “Her Time to Shine,” a three-day summit focused on empowering and inspiring girls ages 11-16. The virtual summit, which will take…

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young Celebrates 90th Birthday – Parade and Unveiling of Statue

It was a beautiful day in Atlanta, Georgia on March 10, 2022.  The perfect day for a special 90th birthday celebration for U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young. The day started off with a well attended ”Birthday Parade” in downtown Atlanta that ended up in Vine City at the Rodney Cook Peace Park. The park is about two blocks from Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s home on Sunset Avenue. There was a special statue unveiling and before the unveiling, Ambassador Young amused the crowd when he said that “When we dedicated a…

Walk for Peace in Honor of U.S. Ambassador Andrew J. Young’s 90th Birthday

By Lashley John On March 10, 2022, a walk for peace was held in Atlanta staring “Centennial Olympic Park” which is located in the heart of the city and ending at the “Rodney Cook Sr. Park. The 90-minute walk was meant to send a message to the world that the voice and message for peace is needed at this time. In addressing the crowd who did the march across the city, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young said that “America had changed, and it was a change for the better, and it…

Tidbits about U.S. Ambasssador Andrew J. Young, Jr. as He Celebrates 90 Years

Tidbits about Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on March 12, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bachelor of Science Degree, Howard University Bachelor of Divinity Degree, Hartford Seminary Minister, Pastor Civil Rights Activist He and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1961 Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Close friend and confidant to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia’s 5th District (1973 – 1977), first Black Georgian elected to the U.S. Congress since Reconstruction U.S. Ambassador to…

ULI/REAP Virtual Academy Returns this Spring with New Programming to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Expanding Sectors of CRE

The ULI/REAP Virtual Academy in commercial real estate (CRE) is returning this spring with enhanced educational content available nationwide. This follows a year that firmly established the innovative online academy as a pandemic counter-strategy for advancing diversity & inclusion in the industry. The ULI/REAP Virtual Academy is a landmark partnership between Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), the oldest and largest national effort to advance diversity, equity & inclusion in CRE, and ULI (the Urban Land Institute), the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts…

Congressman Johnson Holding Black History Program: Blacks in Aviation: Past and Present

Stonecrest, Georgia – On Wednesday, February 23, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is hosting his 2022 Black History Program entitled: “Blacks in Aviation: Past and Present.” The program will honor the history of Black pioneers for their courage and perseverance that paved the way for later generations to pursue careers in aviation. It will also explore how young aviators are making it in the world of aviation today – to share their stories and expose young people in the audience to careers aviation. Congressman Johnson will spotlight and honor three now-deceased…

Police Issue an ‘All Clear’ After Howard’s 4th Bomb Threat in 2022 (02/14/2022, 07:40 pm)

By Airielle LoweHoward University News Service (https://hunewsservice.com/) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) issued an all-clear today after investigating Howard University’s fourth bomb threat since the start of the new year. It has been only about two weeks since the university received its third threat, along with numerous other HBCUs at the time. MPD and Howard’s Department of Public Safety “swept the campus and identified the threat actor,” the university said in a statement. “No active devices were found. All facilities, grounds and campus access points have been cleared and deemed…

Free Career Tests to Students Attending HBCUs

Career Clarifier LLC announced today that it is giving away 2,500 career tests to college students enrolled at an HBCU in honor of Black History Month. The tests will help 1st and 2nd-year students to identify appealing majors. Juniors and seniors can use their test results to discover exciting career options. Students attending an HBCU can request a free career test with a the premium results report at https://www.careerclarifier.com/hbcu/student-sign-up. “Black History Month is a celebration of achievements by Black Americans, and Career Clarifier is thrilled to donate our innovative career…

Black Film Space Virtual Screenwriting Workshop on January 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Virtual Screenwriting Workshops: Every other Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Eastern Time) The workshops will be held on every other Thursday. During the meetings, we will read one 15-page (or less) script and offer constructive feedback. In order to participate in the workshop, we are asking you to download the Zoom app to your device to use the video conferencing feature. For Thursday, the call opens 6:45 pm and we’ll start exactly at 7 pm (Eastern Time). The Zoom info will be emailed out 1 hour before the workshop…

AT&T Honored HBCU Students in Atlanta on Thursday with 5,000 Dollars Each as Rising Future Makers

AT&T helped some exceptional Morehouse and Clark Atlanta students make their dreams a big reality on Thursday, December 9, at an awards ceremony in Atlanta honoring AT&T’s Rising Future Makers program. The AT&T Rising Future Makers program, which was founded earlier this year, set out to identify 25 Black students at HBCUs across the country who’ve already made a big impact in their communities and have clear visions for the future. This initiative continues AT&T’s ongoing commitment to empower future leaders and dedicate resources to initiatives that foster economic growth…

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