Norfolk State’s Maia Chaka Sets Sights on Becoming NFL’s First Black Female Referee

Norfolk State University alumna Maia Chaka is one of 21 participants in the National Football League’s Officiating Development program. And as one of two women participating in the advanced stages of the program, is on track to become the league’s first African-American female referee.
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HBCU Marching Band Battle – Week 3

Discuss your favorites from week three in the comments, and help to pick the ‘baddest band in the land’ at the conclusion of the 2014 football season. To submit videos for consideration, email YouTube or Vimeo links at hbcudigest.com/contact

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WATCH – Morgan State Choir, Jordin Sparks Perform National Anthem

The Morgan State University Choir joined national recording artist Jordin Sparks for a performance of the national anthem, during the 200th anniversary celebration of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
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FAMU Receives $1.3M Cancer Research Grant

Florida A&M University will develop innovative treatment options in lung cancer, thanks to a four-year, $1.3 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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Jackson State Posts Record Enrollment

Jackson State University recently announced its fall enrollment as its highest in school history, with more than 9,500 students.
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Morgan State Responds to Presidential Spending Inquiry

Morgan State University Spokesperson Clinton Coleman has released a statement on the recent HBCU Digest coverage of university president David Wilson’s spending, questioning the accuracy of the reported figure of more than $218,000 of university and university foundation money spent on travel fare, meals, accommodations and personal expenses between 2011 and 2014.
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With $30K Raised by Coach, FAMU Golf Set to Return This Month

The Tallahassee Democrat today reports on the reinstatement of the Florida A&M University golf team, which will return to competition later this month following a June suspension by university athletic director Kellen Winslow Sr. for lack of funding.
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Board Member: “I Think Virginia State is in Trouble”

An enrollment shortfall of more than 500 students has prompted a grim reaction from a member of Virginia State University’s Board of Visitors.
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Daily HBCU Power Index – The 16-Year-Old Cheerleader

The HBCU Power Index (HPI) is a rundown of the most powerful figures on and around HBCU culture. Filed daily, the HPI provides links and synopsis of influential students, media, executives, legislators, alumni and supporters of HBCUs.
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Tuskegee Eminent Associates Pledge $2 Million to University

Members of the Tuskegee University Eminent Associates recently pledged $2 million to the university during its annual fall convocation. The pledge was initiated by a check presentation of $259,691, made by members of the Associates who have given $1,000 or more to the university.
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