Wednesday, June 16, 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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
(Lane College President Logan Hampton detailed the State of the College while addressing the Lane College National Alumni Association Annual Meeting in Memphis on July 19. Here are excerpts from his talk.) …Today, I am delighted to update you on the...
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...
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...
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...
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...