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Meharry Medical College Receives $34M Endowment

Meharry Medical College has been dedicated to addressing healthcare issues that plague underserved communities and the HBCU will be able to further its efforts thanks to a major gift. According to Forbes, the Nashville-based institution received a $34 million endowment.

Meharry Medical College gets $34M gift to increase the number of Black doctors nationwide and help improve health care in minority communities. Medical students will be eligible for a scholarship [Read more]

Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson To Release Memoir In 2021

Throughout her entire career living legend Cicely Tyson has brought pivotal roles to life in films and on television and her storied journey in the entertainment industry will be the focus of a new memoir. According to Essence, Tyson is releasing a book about her life that is slated to hit bookshelves in 2021.

“At 95, I’m only beginning to fully understand my identity.” https://t.co/DGDjnIzU9z

— ESSENCE (@Essence) September 17, 2020

The memoir, titled “Just As I Am,” [Read more]

Wells Fargo: Hope and Courage

Millions of Americans are facing tough decisions on how to keep food on the table. However, in these trying moments, there are countless stories of courage and hope.  In this video presented by Wells Fargo, two stories of local heroes provide a glimpse of how people are responding to the needs in their communities. We begin with the Carter family who works together to deliver over 150 meals to their local food pantry each week. And then there’s Corey Gamble who regularly bikes 16 miles to volunteer [Read more]

The Black Ballot: How Do HBCUs Fit Into ‘The Black Vote’?

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The Black Ballot: How Do HBCUs Fit Into ‘The Black Vote’?

NewsOne’s The Black Ballot initiative and its ongoing political conversation about the Black experience in America recently turned to the topic of historically Black colleges and universities and the roles HBCUs and their students are playing with “the Black vote” as Election Day rapidly approaches.

An impressive panel of Black minds helped NewsOne identify, explore and contextualize a number of nuanced themes [Read more]