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MacKenzie Scott Makes An Unrestricted $12M Donation To The Howard University College Of Medicine

MacKenzie Scott has returned to the Howard University College of Medicine just in time for another season of giving.

Shanique Yates

Dec 14, 2023

Howard University Call Of Duty Team, Cold Steel, Wins $80K At Esports Tournament

The Howard University gaming community is celebrating a new achievement.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 28, 2023

HBCU Student Exceeds $6K GoFundMe Goal To Continue Her Studies After Kyrie Irving Donates $22K

Kyrie Irving has made a significant donation that will help a Howard University student continue her studies.

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 16, 2022

Meet Dr. Hayes Dixon, The First Black Woman To Become Dean Of The Howard University College Of Medicine In Its 154-Year History

Andrea A. Hayes Dixon, M.D., FACS, FAAP has made history as the first Black woman to serve as dean for the Howard University College of Medicine.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 6, 2022

These HBCUs Are Giving Formerly Incarcerated People A Fighting Chance With Prison-To-College Education Programs

No matter one’s background, they’re deserving of access to education. Currently, there are several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that share this sentiment and are taking initiative. A majority of formerly incarcerated people of color aren’t presented life fulfilling opportunities. Changing this circumstance, Parents reports that HBCUs nationwide are creating and investing in new prison-to-college education programs. The programs aim to “reduce recidivism and improve economic opportunities.” They help to teach skills needed to land jobs, become a business owner, and navigate life after prison. Overall, the mission is to support individuals in having a higher probability of successfully re-entering society. The effort is a flip of the pre-K to prison pipeline, which has harmed the Black community and its youth. Currently, institutions such as Howard University, Claflin University, and Lane College are part of providing a way for formerly incarcerated people of...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 13, 2022

Jordan Brand Announces 20-Year Partnership With Howard University

Black futures will be emboldened through an ambitious 20-year commitment between Howard University and Jordan Brand. “HBCU‘s have been impacting culture since the beginning. Now we see a new era on the horizon, and an opportunity with Jordan Brand to introduce Howard University to the world. I’m excited to see our university partner with a partner like Jordan Brand that already means so much to the Black Community. Together, we have the power to make a difference and inspire the next generation of students to do the same,” said Jordyn Allen, Howard University Student Association President, in a statement.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 11, 2022

Diddy Played A Part In Helping To Boost Howard University's Credit Rating In The Municipal-Bond Market, Report Says

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ contributions have elevated his alma mater Howard University’s credit rating in the municipal bond market.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 26, 2022

Team Of Howard University Students Win $1M Grand Prize At Goldman Sachs Competition

Five Howard University students have secured a $1 million cash prize.  

Samantha Dorisca

May 26, 2022

Dr. Amira Ogunleye Teams Up With SmileDirectClub To Make Quality Dental Care Accessible

On a mission to advocate for healthier smiles, SmileDirectClub — the first MedTech platform for teeth straightening — will be partnering with cosmetic dentist Dr. Amira Ogunleye. According to a press release, Dr. Amira Ogunleye, who has worked with patients like LeBron James, Michelle Williams, and Dwyane Wade, will advocate for increased access to cost-friendly, effective, and safe dental care. The oral thought leader will also educate patients and colleagues to highlight the innovative telehealth platform. “I’m thrilled to partner with SmileDirectClub as we share a deeply rooted value and purpose-driven passion for increasing access to quality dental care, in addition to a desire to create more diversity in the dental industry,” said Dr. Amira Ogunleye in a press statement. “As a graduate of Howard University, leading dental professional and mentor, I know how much representation in the industry matters, as well as how important it is for ensuring equitable access to care. I look...

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 9, 2021

Keshia Knight Pulliam To Lead Course At HBCU To Fuel The Next Generation Of Black Entrepreneurs

A new face will be joining Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Clark Atlanta University to inspire the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. Hollywood veteran Keshia Knight Pulliam — most recognized for her roles on “The Cosby Show” and “Tyler Perry House of Payne” — will become the newest partner of Now and Later® candy as a part of its #RecognizeTheChew Class in Session series. “I look forward to partnering with Now and Later on this program and sharing my personal and professional experience with the #RecognizeTheChew Class in Session students,” Pulliam said in a press release. “This next generation of HBCU leaders are resilient, and I am honored to provide any helpful nuggets to help fuel their entrepreneurial passions.” According to a press release from PR Newswire the brand’s focal point is to celebrate the work ethic and community spirit of HBCU leaders. For its introductory year, the program will be housed at HBCUs Clark Atlanta University’s Mass Media Arts...

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 22, 2021

The NBA To Support All 107 HBCUs In Its Latest Initiative To Provide More Opportunities

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is giving back bigger than ever to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). All 107 HBCUs will receive support to advance opportunities, according to the NBA’s website. The NBA is set to launch its first-ever NBA HBCU Classic, a new fellowship program for career development, $1 million in donations through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and additional programming including events and game telecasts. “The NBA family recognizes the storied and prominent role that HBCUs have played in our society for decades,” NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Tatum said. “We also recognize that within our commitments to increase Black representation across the league and grow the game, we can create educational, athletic and career opportunities through engagement with these institutions. Through continued collaboration with partners like TMCF and UNCF, our teams and...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 21, 2021

Howard University Receives A $16.8M Grant From PNC To Support Black Entrepreneurs

Cha-ching — that’s the sound of Black entrepreneurs going to the next level! According to Howard Newsroom, PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s charitable foundation has announced a five-year $16.8 million grant to Howard University to build the The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship. “This is a huge investment by PNC and it’s going to have a tremendous impact to address Black wealth and Black businesses,” said Anthony Wilbon, dean of Howard’s business school in an official statement. The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship is on a mission to equip Black entrepreneurs with both the education and resources needed to expand their businesses. This will also open the door to helping them create a network among other business owners and chambers of commerce. “The center will be an effective champion of interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial development within the African-American community,” said Wayne A. I....

Shanique Yates

Oct 20, 2021

Howard University Sweethearts Donate $5M, The Largest-Ever Alumni Donation In Its History

Howard University sweethearts Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown have just made the largest alumni donation the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) has ever received. According to the university, the couple pledged $5 million, which will be allocated toward Graduation Retention Access to Continued Excellence (GRACE), a need-based fund established by Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick in 2014. “We are extremely grateful to Eddie and Sylvia for making this historic gift to Howard University,” Frederick shared in a press release. “The GRACE Grant has helped to eliminate financial barriers to education for Howard students, and I am thrilled that the Browns were inspired to commit such a generous gift to this important fund. My hope is that students will be inspired by their story and generosity and that others in our alumni community will consider the many ways they, too, can impact current and future generations of Howard students.” For Eddie and Sylvia,...

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 14, 2021

Netflix Announces $5.4M Chadwick A. Boseman Scholarship For Howard University Students

The legacy of Chadwick A. Boseman lives on. Variety reports that Netflix has just announced the Chadwick A. Boseman Scholarship at the late actor’s alma mater, Howard University. The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will be geared toward incoming students at the historically Black university’s College of Fine Arts. As previously reported by AfroTech, the newly reestablished college was named after Boseman in May of 2021. The four-year scholarship is worth a whopping $5.4 million and will cover the full cost of university tuition. “It is with immense pleasure and deep gratitude that we announce the creation of an endowed scholarship in honor of alumnus, Chadwick Boseman, whose life and contributions to the arts continues to inspire,” said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D. in an official statement. “This scholarship embodies Chadwick’s love for Howard, his passion for storytelling, and his willingness to support future generations of Howard students. I am...

Shanique Yates

Oct 4, 2021