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On Monday, Oprah Winfrey blessed Morehouse College with a surprise $13 million donation. —Billionaire Robert F. Smith also promises to pay off parents debt of Morehouse College graduates— Winfrey’s donation along with the $12 million the media mogul gifted the school 30 years ago, totaling $25, has become the largest endowment...
Students, faculty, local alumni, and community supporters convened on the grounds of LeMoyne-Owen College to launch “The 2020 Inaugural National Annual Fund Campaign” last Friday, to raise an unprecedented $1.2 million. The rally-styled event featured rousing numbers from the school’s band, inspiring, Negro-spiritual standards by the choir, and enthusiastic votes...
The 2018 Southern Heritage Classic will go down as one of the most memorable ever. There were no winners. No losers. Just rain. LOTS of rain. Thunder and lightning too. So much so that SHC officials finally decided the stormy weather was too dangerous to play the game. Eventually, canceling...
TSU Newsroom NASHVILLE – Technology giant Apple, Inc. has partnered with Tennessee State University to give minorities and underserved communities greater access to the field. TSU has been charged with strengthening the collaboration by offering the company’s coding curriculum to new audiences. That expansion includes providing TSU alums the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of...
BET announces it will broadcast a new primetime news special examining student loan debt and its disproportionate impact on African American students. The special is the first nationally-televised hour-long town hall aimed at the hot button student loan crisis. Hosted by political strategist and advocate, Angela Rye, this Town...
With the Southern Heritage Classic as their backdrop, the alumni organizations of Tennessee State University and Jackson State University have been “signifying and trash-talking” over whose band outdid the other, whose tailgating is better, and of course, who is going to definitely win the game. “That’s all part of the...
Two steps inside of Fred Jones Jr.’s home in French Fort just off of Downtown and any visitor would pick up on his affinity for the Southern Heritage Classic. And with it about to turn 30, the founder and his team are in full-execution mode relative to a plan...
Debra K. Porter Johnson was a proud graduate of Tennessee State University, a proclamation from the university said about the woman killed by a prison escapee in her home on Aug. 7. TSU President Glenda Glover, accompanied by senior university administration officials, presented the proclamation to Johnson’s family, with a...
Senior Otis Ferguson IV had tried for years to launch a golf team at Howard University. He printed flyers, held interest meetings with prospective team members and even reached out to a nonprofit that offered to provide golf equipment. Yet, the team never got off the ground. But that is...
Dr. Carolyn Johnson-Dean isn't exactly closing the door on taking the 'interim' off of her current role as president of LeMoyne-Owen College, but when asked about the possibility, she clearly imagines someone else in the job. "I think the board is going to take its time, but not too long,"...