By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Higher education officials in Mississippi voted Nov. 16 to name a new president of Jackson State University, the state’s largest historically Black university. Marcus L. Thompson recently was named the 13th president of Jackson State University. (Photo courtesy of Jackson State University) The board of trustees for
PRESS ROOM: Baltimore among the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2023 Culture of Health Prize winners
Baltimore is among nine jurisdictions across the nation to be chosen by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to receive its 2023 Culture of Health Prize. The Prize celebrates communities across the country where residents and organizations are collaborating to build solutions to barriers that have created unequal opportunities for health and wellbeing. With the
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority becomes first Divine Nine sorority to raise $1 Million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
By Blackpress USA Staff Blackpress USA Rasheeda S. Liberty, International Grand Basileus of Sigma Gamma Rho stated, “Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is grateful for the opportunity to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s work to find cures and help save the lives of children all over the world.” Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority – a
PRESS ROOM: CBCF charts a path forward towards racial equity with its corporate social responsibility guide
Center for Policy Analysis and Research’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” encourages businesses to adopt sustainable, inclusive, and equitable practices. (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) recently announced the release of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) guide, “Where Do We Go from Here? A Guide to Advance Racial
By Ericka Alston Buck Special to the AFRO The world of music was hit with a devastating blow when the news of Aaron Spears’ passing reverberated across social media. Spears, a highly accomplished and respected drummer, known for his exceptional talents and contributions to the music industry, left an indelible mark during his impressive career.
The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect in Tennessee died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on the run Nov. 19 after a series of shootings that killed four of his female relatives and seriously injured a fifth person, police said. Officers found the body of Mavis Christian Jr., 52, in his car
Thousands of fans had already traveled to the stadium in Rio de Janeiro by the time the show on Saturday was called off because of safety concerns.
A dominant World Cup run closes with a loss to Australia in the final, a symbol of how far India has come and how far it still has to go.
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour broke records in North America, but has faced tragedy and mishaps during a three-day stretch of concerts in Rio de Janeiro.
The latest from the war in Gaza.