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Earl Francis Lloyd (1928-2015) was the first African American to play in the NBA for the Washington Capitols in 1950. Subsequently, he was also the first African American to both win an NBA Championship (1 ...
Posted Thursday, September 3rd 2015 at 5:35PM
By Alexander Nazaryan 8/18/15 at 4:37 AM
Coutesy of NewsWeek - http://www.newsweek.com/black-colleges-matter-363667
Medgar Evers College, an overwhelmingly black branch of the City University of New York, sits atop a hill in central Brooklyn. ...
Posted Friday, August 28th 2015 at 6:08PM
Jelisa Barringer is the 47th National Miss Black America Titleholder. She Joined the Ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Toni Braxton, Bernadette Stanis, Alexandra Morton and more.
Jelisa is a 25 year old native of Columbus, OH crowned Miss Black America 2015-1 ...
Posted Friday, August 28th 2015 at 5:25PM
By Carmen Jones
Courtesy of XOJane.com
One day I woke up, and Twitter had exploded. A young Black woman had gotten everyone into a tizzy. “A 4.0 at an HBCU is not equivalent to a 4.0 at a PWI,” she tweeted. It really got me thinking. Is ...
Posted Friday, August 21st 2015 at 6:23PM
Allen University has opened its doors to the new Mother Mary Ann Norris Honors Program Center.
Angel Risher is the current Miss Allen University. She and the other honors students in her class will be the first to graduate in the honors program ...
Posted Friday, August 21st 2015 at 5:57PM
NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute®(EI), is a “must attend” day long series of business development workshops and breakthrough training sessions. The EI attracts new entrepreneurs, current business owners and small business professionals seeking the knowledge and tools of success. EI provides professional development via workshops, panels, discussions, networking opportunities and ...
Posted Monday, July 27th 2015 at 5:56PM
Chicago, IL and Houston, TX - In its search for proven and flexible instructional programs to serve its mission of, “empowering students, parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders in an effort to develop independent learners&rdquo ...
Posted Friday, July 24th 2015 at 3:10PM
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) received Initial Approval status for its Pre-Licensure (Generic) Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) program from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing Wednesday. Enrollment is open for the upcom ...
Posted Friday, July 10th 2015 at 6:11PM
Allen University has created a scholarship fund to honor three alumni who lost their lives in the historic Mother Emanuel - African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church massacre on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Allen Universit ...
Posted Monday, July 6th 2015 at 5:31PM
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Posted Friday, July 3rd 2015 at 7:02PM
Contributor: Tanisha LaVerne Grant
Malcolm Lee, Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and David Oyelowo are among 322 artist who have been invited to join the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tanisha LaVerne Grant Entertainment correspondent ...
Posted Friday, July 3rd 2015 at 3:48PM
Black Americans made strides in the job market in June, with their unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in seven years.
The black unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the best showing since a 9.4 percent reading in June 2008.
Despite the i ...
Posted Thursday, July 2nd 2015 at 3:47PM
A fervent dream became reality today for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.
It is one of the highest honors for a performer.
"I'm just so honored, so ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30th 2015 at 6:54PM
LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lipscomb proudly announced Memphis, Tennessee native and 1976 LOC graduate Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller as the college’s 12th president after an exhaustive national search. “Today marks a new ...
Posted Friday, June 12th 2015 at 2:00PM
By Kia Kokalitcheva/Fortune
Google has updated it workplace demographics data, a year after an initial report showed huge gender and racial disparities.
Acknowledging a problem may be the first step in fixing it, but that migh ...
Posted Monday, June 1st 2015 at 7:40PM
It's our turn.... In star studded fashion The Paley Center for Media paid tribute Wednesday night to African-Americans in all facets of film, television, comedy, and journalism. The gala which took place at an exclusive Cipriani event space on Wall S ...
Posted Thursday, May 21st 2015 at 7:00PM
First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke to the graduating class of 2015 at Tuskegee University. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which she talks about growing ...
Posted Tuesday, May 19th 2015 at 1:34PM
Graduating is the pinnacle achievement in most young people’s lives. It is the culmination of several years of learning, growing and maturing into someone that is prepared to produce positive results that will serve themselves and society productively. One local family will get to experience the joy and celebrations that graduating brings four times in less than a month as the entire fami ...
Posted Tuesday, May 12th 2015 at 1:56PM
Bipartisan Co-Chairs Reps. Adams & Byrne to Host Launch Event & Panel Discussion Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 28th at 5PM, Reps. Alma S. Adams (D-NC12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) will launch the first ever Bipartisan Congressiona ...
Posted Monday, April 27th 2015 at 5:27PM
Mary J. Blige the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul " graced the red carpet at the world premier of her documentary "The London Sessions" during this year's 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. "The London Sessions" Mary J. Blige's 13th album of the same name has been said to be her best album since 2005 according to Billboard magazine. Directed by Sam Wrench, it's only fitting to have a do ...
Posted Tuesday, April 21st 2015 at 4:50PM
by Chelsea Moore '17
Two Bennett College students have been chosen as representatives on the newly formed City of Greensboro College Commission. Freshwoman Anna Brown and Junior Nana Sloan are two of the fourteen college students who wil ...
Posted Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 5:03PM
Psychology majors and honor students from Bennett College attended the recent 2015 Anna Julia Cooper lecture, featuring Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. The event, held on the campus of Wake Forest University, brings annually to the Anna Julia Cooper Ce ...
Posted Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 5:00PM
Fourteen members of the Bennett College Pre-Alumnae Council (PAC) attended the 67th National Alumni Council/57th National UNCF Pre-Alumni Council Annual Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC. The conference provided interactive workshops and e ...
Posted Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 4:57PM
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Posted Wednesday, April 1st 2015 at 4:05PM