HBCU Digest Podcast Series – Fayetteville State Assistant Vice-Chancellor Jason DeSousa

Fayetteville State Assistant Vice-Chancellor Jason DeSousa discusses the role and importance of Black Male Initiative programs at HBCUs. It is part one of the HBCU Digest Podcast series on Black Male Achievement modules at historically Black colleges and universities.
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False Unsafe Food Claims Roil Students, Vendor at Johnson C. Smith

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An unproven claim of unsanitary food conditions at Johnson C. Smith University is prompting outrage from executives of the food service company.
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WATCH – Johnson C. Smith Linebacker Builds Profile as Athlete, Musician and Entrepreneur

The Charlotte Post recently profiled Austin Jacques, a junior linebacker at Johnson C. Smith University who is among the nation’s best defensive players but is quickly raising eyebrows with his off-the-field interests.
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Fayetteville State Awarded $859K to Fight Substance Abuse, HIV Infection

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Fayetteville State University is the latest historically Black institution to receive a federal grant to fight substance abuse and HIV/AIDS infection on campus and in its surrounding community.
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Synthia Saint James is America’s HBCU ‘Artist-in-Residence’

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What began as a special commissioned work of art for Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall has turned into a growing call for acclaimed visual artist Synthia Saint James to add her signature style to HBCU presidential inaugurations and institutional history.
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NCA&T’s Jelani Elom Headed to London Film School

Elom portrait_web_130x129North Carolina A&T State University alumnus and aspiring filmmaker Jelani Elom may have been rejected by several domestic film schools, but will soon begin his journey to Hollywood at one of the world’s most prestigious institutes of cinematic arts – the London Film School.
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WSSU Rehabilitation Counseling Program Awarded $2 Million in Grants

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Winston-Salem State University will expand regional research and professional development opportunities in rehabilitation counseling, thanks to more than $2 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received two grants totally more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
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North Carolina A&T Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Largest HBCU

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With more than 10,700 students enrolled this fall, North Carolina A&T State University has taken the top spot as the nation’s largest HBCU by student enrollment.
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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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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…]