Friday, June 18, 2021

HBCUs

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...
For the second time in two years, the Faculty Senate at LeMoyne-Owen College has issued a vote of no confidence for LOC President Andrea Miller – this time on allegations that she presented the words of televangelist Joel Osteen...
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...
Early reactions to the hiring of Dr. Carolyn Johnson-Dean as interim president of LeMoyne-Owen College are positive among LOC alumni. Given her predecessor’s tumultuous tenure, it should surprise no one that there is a recurring theme: Stability. “I think it’s a...
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...
“First, I cried,” said LeMoyne-Owen College Interim President Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean. “I was overjoyed, in tears. This $40 million gift is nothing short of transformative for the college.” Johnson-Dean received a call on Tuesday of this week from the Community...
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...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Thousands of local seniors reveled this past month in the time-honored stroll across a stage at their formal graduations and made the traditional hat toss in jubilant celebration of...
by Jay Connor --  Sometimes it’s hard to keep secrets when your actions speak for themselves. When Grambling State alum Doug Williams learned that an anonymous foundation endowed a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, he was hell-bent on...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Gérard Kobéané is a sprinter from Burkina Faso, Africa who ran the 100 to 200 meter in the 2012 Olympics in London. And he hopes to compete in Toyko in 2020. He...