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Local filmmaker George W. Tillman Jr. will host a one-time screening of his documentary, “The Lucky 11,” at the Guest House at Graceland on June 29, beginning at 7 p.m. “The Lucky 11” pays tribute to an elite group of Fisk University football players. It weaves together the true stories...
By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to participate in the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism (DTU) Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will travel the country to discover...
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 a successful high school journey. Many of those seniors were awarded...
Leading women in the faith-based and organization communities are joining forces to host a “High Tea” fundraiser on Saturday (June 1) to benefit the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and LeMoyne-Owen College. The Leading Ladies High Tea will begin at noon at BRIDGES at 477 North Fifth St. The hostesses are...
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 also hoped to compete for LeMoyne-Owen College, where the biology...
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By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Nana-Ama Brookman, a senior at Virginia Union, said she wouldn’t be on the cusp of graduating with honors and with a degree in mass communications and criminal justice, if it weren’t for the United Negro College Fund. When she started college, Brookman worked three...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T8XrwOZifQ As Cheyney University reportedly struggles with debt and enrollment declines as well as concerns about its accreditation, president Aaron Walton has announced an ambitious fundraising campaign to help balance the budget for the first time in at least six years. “We will have a balanced budget,” Walton said at a...
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 as her own during the college’s recent convocation. By definition, that’s...
Earl G. “Butch” Graves Jr. was praised as the Southern Heritage Classic’s best speaker ever by the Rev. Dr. Roz Nichols, who gave the benediction at the Coaches Luncheon at the Sheraton Friday afternoon. A long-term measure of Graves’ effectiveness will be to what extent those who heard him pass...