Youth & Education

Report: HBCUs Generate $14.8 Billion In Economic Impact

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The landmark study titled, “HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said that public HBCUs…

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Hampton University Exits MEAC for Big South Conference

By Fred Jeter (TriceEdneyWire.com) – There’s an upside and a downside to Hampton University’s surprise decision to leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) for the Big South Conference. The upside: Less travel and time lost from class by Hampton athletes. The downside: Severing decades-old rivalries with other HBCUs. Hampton University President William R. Harvey announced on…

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Wabash College’s Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When I first met three students from Wabash College who had driven to Washington, DC to attend the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I admit to being surprised when told that they were members of the college’s Malcolm X Society. I had heard…

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New Career Book From Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond Helps Young Adults Find Their Way

Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond’s new book, Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career, aims to help high-school and college-age students land in the right career. Published by New York- and Hampton Roads-based Morgan James Publishing, it is for sale as an ebook now on popular bookselling sites and releases in…

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Simmons Announces the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Simmons announced  that its new College of Media, Arts, and Humanities will be named in remembrance and honor of the late journalist Gwen Ifill, one of the College’s most distinguished alumnae. With the announcement of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, Simmons also is previewing a significant redesign of its academic structure.The Gwen…

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Twenty-Two HBCU Dance Teams Go Head to Head for the Chance to Win $25,000 in the #RadiantDanceOff Contest

Every weekend, hundreds of college women participate as dancers in high energy marching bands across the country. From show-stopping halftime performances to intricate routines, young dancers must be ready to perform every day of the month, under all circumstances. To help women demonstrate confidence during their toughest days, HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc. teamed up with…

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THE QUAD Internship Program Prepares HBCU Students for TV Careers

The producers of the groundbreaking BET drama The Quad have selected 8 students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to participate in a paid internship program that provides the unique opportunity to train in multiple departments while Season 2 of the series is in production. The Quad received over 250 applications for the 8 openings.…

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