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These HBCU Grads Are Behind The First Black-Owned Alcohol Delivery Service

Cheers! Thanks to these two Historically Black College and University (HBCU) grads, you could soon have your cocktail ingredients delivered to your front door, reports Navarr Grevious and Mikáel Pyles met on campus while attending Clark Atlanta University back in the early 2010s and not only did they become good friends and fraternity brothers, but now they’re business partners and have created the perfect digital platform for the alcohol industry. QuikLiq — operating out of Miami, FL — was designed to make ordering alcohol both easy and convenient and is well on its way to becoming a leading digital platform for wine, beer, and spirit delivery. “QuikLiq is a tech-forward digital marketplace that provides our customers with access to the best selection of wine, beer, and spirits , right from the comfort of their homes,” according to the company’s website. “By partnering with the premier alcohol retailers along Miami Beach and throughout the US, we have set out to...

May 13, 2021

Morris Brown College Becomes The First HBCU Candidate To Regain Its Accreditation After 20-Year Hiatus

Morris Brown College did it! According to CBS 46, after 20 years in the making, the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) has announced its candidacy to regain its accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2002, the college was stripped of its accreditation due to debt and financial mismanagement. The new candidacy confirms that the institution is in compliance with the standards and criteria, has been evaluated by an on-site peer team, and provides sound instruction and student services in the professional judgment of the evaluation team and the Accreditation Commission. Now, Morris Brown College will make history as the first HBCU to regain its status! “We intend on making history as the first HBCU to regain its status after a 20-year hiatus and the first HBCU to have a flagged hotel on its campus for a hospitality education program,” said Morris Brown President Kevin James, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. “These achievements have sparked other closed HBCU’s...

Apr 14, 2021

These Black Tech Founders Donated $160K to Morris Brown College to Make HBCUs Contenders in eSports

Black tech founders are positioning HBCUs to become contenders in the field of eSports, and Georgia-based organization Pharaoh’s Conclave (PCX) is maintaining this mission with its latest donation. According to Black Enterprise, Pharaoh’s Conclave — Georgia’s leading organization for diversity and inclusion in competitive video gaming — has shared that — in partnership with the Thomas Family Fund — they’ve made a $160,000 contribution toward Morris Brown College to establish the Ronald Floyd Thomas Center for eSports and Innovation. The decision from Morris Brown College Board of Trustees was unanimously approved to establish the center back in October 2020. “I am so grateful for the gift from the Ronald Floyd Thomas family and Pharaoh’s Conclave,” Dr. Kevin James — President of Morris Brown College — said in a written statement. “This designated gift will help take our new eSports program to the next level. I am so excited that Morris Brown College can lead as Georgia’s first State...

Jan 12, 2021

Morris Brown College Set to Become the First HBCU to Earn Its Accreditation Nearly 20 Years After Losing It

Nearly 20 years after losing its accreditation, HBCU Morris Brown College is making historical strides to get it back. Today, the university announced that its application for accreditation was approved by the federally recognized Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), putting it back on track to earn its official status back. According to Atlanta Voice , TRACS representatives plan to visit the campus in January of 2021 for their final evaluation ahead of candidacy consideration in April 2021. If Morris Brown College is awarded its accreditation once again, it will become the first HBCU to do so. “This is history in the making,” said Morris Brown President Kevin James to Fox 5 Atlanta . “Morris Brown intends to become the first HBCU to earn its accreditation back twenty years after losing it. When Morris Brown achieves candidacy status, hopefully by April 2021, it will give the college all the rights of a fully accredited college, which allows students...

Nov 11, 2020