Posted on: August 4, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Texas College Appoints Former Dallas Cowboy as The New Head Football Coach

Texas College recently appointed Greg Ellis, the former Dallas Cowboys Defensive End as the new Head Football Coach. Ellis is well experienced as both a coach and a player and in the NFL. For 12 years of his career in the NFL, Ellis played for the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, and served both teams as the captain for ten years of his work in the NFL. Coach Ellis’ leadership…

Posted on: August 2, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Gaming Platform Twitch Partners With Non Profit To Bring the First Ever Esports League to HBCUs

Gaming platform Twitch announced its partnership with nonprofit organization Cxmmunity, to bring the first ever esports league to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This confederation will be the first of its kind in Black institutions. Engadget reports that the HBCU students partaking in the game will be offered scholarships and educational support through the Twitch Student program. The platform will help HBCUs expand their esports curriculums. “As a graduate…

Posted on: July 29, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Meet HBCU Graduate, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Member and Double Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Jones

Dr. Nicholas Jones is a double-board certified plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery specializing in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He is also a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. On Episode 16 of our Podcast The Culture Effect, we speak with him about his HBCU experience, the life of a…

Posted on: July 27, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Eleven HBCUs to Receive $35 Million in Educational Scholarships from Dominion Energy

Eleven historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), in South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio received $35 million from Dominion Energy, through an initiative meant to promote higher education equity. The “HBCU Promise” initiative will offer $25 million to selected institutes, for six years. A $10 million grant fund will be used to support underrepresented minority and African American students, throughout the company’s service territory. Thomas F. Farrell, II, the…

Posted on: July 23, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Morgan State University Will Offer a Three Degree Curriculum In Ghana Following Board Authorization

Morgan State University is expected to establish a universal presence in Africa by offering a new pilot curriculum. Recently, the Board of Regents agreed on the proposal for the university to provide three-degree courses; a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Global Multimedia Journalism and Communications. These programs will be offered through collaborations with the African University College of Communications…

Posted on: July 22, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Former WNBA Player, Laura Harper, Appointed as Head Coach of Coppin State Women’s Basketball

Laura Harper, a former WNBA player, was selected as the head coach of the Coppin State University women’s basketball. It was announced on Monday by the Director of Sports Derek Carter. “It is a dream come true to be named the new head women’s basketball coach at Coppin State University,” said Harper. “I am very thankful for the special opportunity that President Jenkins, Mr. Carter, Mrs. Person, and Mrs. Carrington-Johnson…

Posted on: July 21, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Meet The HBCU Graduate and Woman Behind the “Pattie Pies,” Kinna Thomas

You never know where life, or college experience may take you. For Lane College graduate Kinna Thomas, her previous position as a Walmart corporate buyer, led her into a chance meeting with the legendary singer Patti Labelle. This meeting eventually led to the creation of the sweet potato pie that was the talk of the internet upon its initial release in 2015, the “Patti Pies.” Listen to our full interview…

Posted on: July 20, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Howard University Created a Satellite Campus at Google Headquarters to Help Close the Minority Tech Diversity Gap

For a long period, Silicon Valley’s top technology companies have struggled on how to diversify. Efforts have been made to employ and retain Latino and black engineers, but still haven’t hit the target. In an attempt to address the issue, design firm Kurani joined Howard University and Google in 2017 to introduce a satellite University at Google headquarters. The campus was created to link HBCU students with the technology ecosystem.…

Posted on: July 20, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Honda Redirects Funds From the Cancelled Campus All-Star Challenge Program to Support HBCU Communities Through Covid-19 Pandemic

The 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge( HCASC) for HBCUs in America was expected to take place late March in California, where 48 coaches and 250 students could partake the function. Unfortunately, the championship had to be canceled at the rise of the COVID -19 pandemic, and the funds relocated to support local communities at these difficult times of fighting the pandemic. Honda now partners with 58 HBCUs to create…

Posted on: July 18, 2020 Posted by: Historically Black Since Comments: 0

Meet NCA&T Graduate, Trevor Rudd, of The Village Mentoring Nonprofit Organization for Young Boys

Trevor Rudd was raised in Hollister, North Carolina. Growing up as a black male in a rural area that was heavily influenced by Native American heritage, Trevor wanted to expand his horizons to learn more about his black culture. This led him to attend the largest HBCU in the nation – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as a first-generation college student. Throughout his tenure, Rudd felt purposed to…