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Southern Company, Global Leaders Announce $10M Grant To Help HBCU Students Land Jobs

Southern Company will be joining forces with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and nonprofit INROADS, Inc., to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The global leaders have announced $10 million in grants via the Southern Company Foundation to ensure students attending HBCUs will receive the financial backing to pursue academic opportunities. The funds will encourage students to advance their talents and economic developments within their communities, campus, and beyond. “Degrees matter. Careers matter. Impact also matters. Imagine the impact of this initiative as graduates pursue careers focused on developing and ensuring the viability of our communities! Thanks to the Southern Company Foundation for this important investment and innovative collaboration with UNCF and Thurgood Marshall College Fund. This investment will go a long way to provide sustainable impact for HBCUs, their students, and our communities,” said...

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 17, 2021

Grammy Award-Winning Producer Pharrell Williams Receives Honorary Doctorate From HBCU

Pharrell Williams welcomed nearly 400 new alumni at Norfolk State University as the commencement speaker during the university fall ceremony. “I didn’t attend Norfolk State, but I was always present,” Williams said, according to The Virginian-Pilot. “The pull of the green and the gold is strong. I am honored to have made this part of my work, my story and still today, I can’t wait to see how far you amazing, impressive graduates of Norfolk State … how far you’ll go.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Norfolk State University 🔰 (@norfolkstateuniversity) During Pharrell Williams’ speech, he shared many gems with students. The acclaimed producer encouraged students to put their dollars toward local businesses prioritizing their needs and to embrace language that empowers people of color. “We are the emerging majority,” Williams said, according to The Virginian-Pilot. “Don’t wait until Election Day. Vote with your wallets today, tomorrow and the next day. Does the business...

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 14, 2021