Saint Augustine’s Mourns Football Player Killed in Car Accident

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Saint Augustine’s University junior offensive lineman Matthew Mangram was killed this morning in a two-car accident near Darien, Ga., where he was home visiting his sick grandmother. From WRAL.com:
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Norfolk to Keep MEAC Basketball Tournaments Through 2018

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The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference last week announced an extension of its agreement with the City of Norfolk to host its men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments through 2018.
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Alabama State Receives $500K Grant to Fight Cancer in Black Communities

Alabama State is the second public university in the state to ban smoking on campus in as many weeks (with Auburn).

Alabama State University today announced receipt of a $500,000 grant to research and raise awareness of prostate and colorectal cancer, specifically in African-American and other minority communities.
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Algeania Warren Freeman Named Wilberforce President

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Wilberforce University today announced Algeania Warren Freeman as its next president. Dr. Freeman is the former president of Livingstone College, and has served as a faculty member at Norfolk State University.
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HBCU Digest Podcast Series – Morehouse School of Medicine President Valerie Montgomery Rice

We talk with Morehouse School of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice about her path to the presidency, her vision for broadening care to Black communities, and her vision for MSM as a world class medical school.
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Grambling State’s Larry Donnell Sets it Off in Fantasy Football

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Former Grambling State University standout and current New York Giant Larry Donnell had a big game last night against the Washington Redskins last night. With five catches, 54 yards and three touchdowns, he’s the talk of NFL pundits and fantasy football gurus this morning.
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Elwood Robinson Named Winston-Salem State Chancellor

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The UNC System Board of Governors this afternoon selected Elwood Robinson as Winston-Salem State University’s next chancellor. Dr. Robinson, a North Carolina native who was the founding dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at North Carolina Central University, his alma mater.  [Read more...]

HBCUs Receive Grants to Spur Campus LGBT Inclusion

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Four historically Black colleges and universities have received grants from the Human Rights Campaign to support or create new programs which foster Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender tolerance on campus.
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WATCH – Officers Injured in Incident at North Carolina Central

Police officers from North Carolina Central University and the City of Durham were injured last night in an incident on the NCCU campus, when an illegally parked driver sped away after being questioned by the officers.
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SCSU Stanback Museum Spurs Outreach to Caribbean Nations

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South Carolina State University’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium will soon take current and former parts of its unique collection to the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
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