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    Success, Diversity Took Center Stage at Morgan’s 143rd Commencement    

    Congressman Elijah Cummings Called MSU Graduates to Action BALTIMORE, Md. – More than 700 bachelor’s candidates and 228 master’s and doctoral candidates received their degrees at Morgan State University’s (MSU’s) jubilant 143rd Spring Commencement Exercises, which included...

    Speaker Stuns 2019 Morehouse Grads, To Pay Off Student Debt

    By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __...

    HBCU Commencements Targeted by Controversial Westboro Baptist Church

    By Mo Barnes, NNPA Newswire For the past four years students of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark-Atlanta University have labored for educational and personal development in pursuit of their degrees. But this year, the upcoming...

    Hennessey Fellows Program Commits $10M to HBCU’s

    By S.E. Williams, NNPA News Service Last month, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Hennessy & Co., introduced the Hennessy Fellows Program. The new initiative commits an unprecedented $10 million to be awarded to...

    HBCU 2019 Commencement Announcement

    Morgan State University Keynote: Elijah Cummings Thursday May 16, 2019 Graduate 9:30 a.m. Saturday May 18, 2019 Undergraduate  9:30 a.m.   ************************************************************* Coppin State University Keynote: Robert L. Wallace Wednesday May, 22, 2019 College of Arts and Sciences, and Education 9:00 a.m. College of...

    NAACP: Search for Coppin State President Lacks Transparency

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP says the chair of the search committee for a new Coppin State University president has agreed to meet with...

    Blakeney Comes To Lead Bison Basketball Fortunes

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] In an attempt to keep the momentum of a basketball program that appears to be a contender in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Howard University has turned to a blue blood with...

    Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

    The Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of...

    CNN to Make Documentary on Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that "Gideon's Army" director Dawn Porter is helming...

    AFRO’s Draper to Step Down from Morgan Board

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Morgan State University held its quarterly meeting of the Board of Regents May 7 and one of its longest serving members announced she would not seek reappointment. Dr. Frances M. Draper,...

    Expelled in 1956, Black Woman Gets Doctorate At U of Alabama

     By The Associated Press Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree May 3 from the university where her presence brought mobs of protesters in...

    Roland Martin To Deliver Commencement Address At Bowie State

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Provocative, award winning and controversial multimedia journalist Roland Martin is set to offer the impactful parting words to Bowie State University’s class of 2019, when he delivers the commencement address...

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