Greek Unity Fest brings together Black sororities and fraternities with step show
The Daily Orange
Syracuse University students, alumni, faculty and staff packed Goldstein Auditorium Saturday afternoon, many decked out in their freshest Greek paraphernalia — from ice cold black and gold to pretty pink and green, the Divine Nine was out in full force.
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Hampton University Addresses Criticism Over Free Tuition Offer to Ukraine Students
The idea to help these students came from Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey who has stepped up and offered similar assistance in situations like this before. Hampton offered Xavier University of Louisiana students a chance to study at Hampton for free when Hurricane Katrina caused serious damage to their campus. Years later, Students at the University of the Bahamas would get the same opportunity after Hurricane Dorian.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission pushes for HBCU satellite campus
Representatives from the Northern Virginia Regional Commission – which includes 13 local governments such as Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince William – have met with administrators at Norfolk State University and Virginia State University who demonstrated interest in building a location in Northern Virginia, chair of the commission Cydny Neville said.
Black Baltimore has largely been left out of Maryland’s marijuana industry. Here’s how some are pushing to fix that.
Medical cannabis has grown into a $600-million-a-year industry in Maryland since the first pre-rolled joint was sold legally in 2017, but Black Baltimoreans are largely left out.
VSU President to serve on U.S. President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs
Virginia State University President, Dr. Makola M. Abdullah was asked to serve on the U.S. President’s Board of Advisors (PBA) on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which is made up of other professionals.
Op-Ed: Here’s why Black Californians should consider attending an HBCU
Los Angeles Times
Had I attended an HBCU, I would’ve been embedded within a diverse community that could also relate to my experiences. I would’ve been taught by professors who looked like me.
Asia Thomas is the 1st Black Woman to Own a Subway Franchise in Duluth, Georgia
Asia Thomas, an entrepreneur and a single mother of three, is the first Black woman to own and operate the first Subway franchise in Duluth, Ga.