Spotlights

Claflin University Becomes a Regional Hub for Coding and Creativity

July 17, Claflin University announced it will become a regional hub for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities. “We are extremely excited and grateful for our selection…

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Dominion Energy Commits $35 Million to Initiative Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Student Scholarships

  Dominion Energy is launching a $35 million initiative in support of African American and underrepresented minority students. This six-year program will support historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina. Additionally, as part of the initiative, a $10 million scholarship fund will be created to support African American and…

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African American High School Music Group Releases Groundbreaking Animated Video Addressing Current Social Issues

The Paragon Project, a revolving collective of nationally-recognized high school artists, found a unique way to release its fourth album as schools shut down and live performances stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full project will be released as an illustrated lyric video on July 10, 2020, via YouTube. The album features songs with Truck North of The Grammy award…

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SBA Celebrates the Launch of New South Carolina Women’s Business Centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced June 30 the launch of two South Carolina Women’s Business Centers hosted by HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, SC and Community Works Women’s Business Center in Greenville, SC.  These new opportunity centers will carry out the mission of helping women-owned small businesses start, grow, expand and recover their businesses as America works to restart the economy.  The commitment…

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HBCU Buzz Presents: 2020 HBCU Top 30 Under 30

For the sixth year, HBCU Buzz presents the HBCU Top 30 Under 30, honoring the achievements of alumni of historically Black colleges and universities. The next HBCU Top 30 class is a combination of bold leaders in the fields of politics, community, technology, entertainment, entrepreneurship, fashion, health, education and money. Right now, more than ever, HBCU Buzz prioritizes…

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Claflin Receives Grant to Support Women Entrepreneurs in the United States and India

Claflin University was awarded a grant for nearly $75,000 to conduct research and develop training to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in family-owned businesses. The Partnership 2020: Leveraging US-India Cooperation in Higher Education to Harness Economic Opportunities and Innovation grant is a subaward from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Afghanistan Studies. The grant creates a partnership between…

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HBCU Heroes Hosts First-Ever Virtual Esports Tournament For Historically Black Colleges And Universities In Conjunction With John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Call-To-Action To Increase Student Voter Participation

The Good Trouble Takeover is a 4-hour, online NBA 2K20 tournament between six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and premiere-a-thon to support the release of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a documentary about the Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights Icon. Celebrities, entertainers, professional athletes, HBCU leadership, political influencers, activists and the filmmakers are joining forces…

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Zoom and Claflin University Launch Five-Year Strategic Partnership

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Claflin University have announced a commitment to a five-year strategic partnership. The video communications provider and Historically Black University have developed a multifaceted foundational program that represents $1.2M in educational and financial investments. Program components include: Internships: Paid internships during the school year, and paid internships as part of Zoom’s summer internship program Scholarships: Merit- and…

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HHS Announces $40 Million Partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to Fight COVID-19 in Black and Communities of Color

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced the selection of the Morehouse School of Medicine as the awardee for a new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities. The Morehouse School of Medicine will enter into a cooperative…

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