Category: HBCU News

Net Neutrality and You

A hot button issue as 2017 came to a close was the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end Net Neutrality in a 3:2 vote on Dec. 14. The outrage leading up to the vote was obvious with people rallying together to voice their dissatisfaction with protests and petitions. Now the questions remains as to how this decision is going to affect the way we use the Internet and what we can expect in 2018.

The Power of the Black Vote

“Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his book Why We Can’t Wait. More than three hundred years later, the voice of the black community, once a whisper, has become a thunderous roar through the power of voting. This feat has been most recently exemplified by Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama senate race.

The Double Standard of Drugs: When Weed Sees Color

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the news that marijuana is big business. Weed has become an industry all on its own, creating overnight millionaires whether it be growing or selling and everything in between. According to Forbes, North America spent a total of $6.7 billion in legal markets in 2016, a number that is expected to grow to $20.2 billion by 2021. With a growth rate of 25% annually, weed is exceeding the both “dot-com era” of the 2000’s and cable television in the 1990’s. That’s a huge deal since the process to nationwide legalization is just beginning.

Morgan State University College Prep Program Receives $200,000 Grant from Maryland’s Department of Education

College Discovery Academy Supports and Inspires Middle School and High School Students in Baltimore City Morgan State University’s (MSU’s) College Discovery Academy, a year-round college preparatory program created by MSU’s Office of Community Service, has been awarded a $200,000 Next Generation Scholars of Maryland grant by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The College …

Morgan State University Board of Regents Announces New, Five-Year Contract for President David Wilson

photo of Dr. Wilson with Board of RegentsAgreement Extends President’s Leadership Until 2023, Continuing Current Momentum Morgan State University’s Board of Regents has announced its unanimous vote to award a new, five-year contract to University President David Wilson, extending his term until 2023. The announcement and official contract signing took place in an open public session during the Board’s February meeting. With the new …

TSU’s Oldest Cheerleader Passes Away

Tennessee State Universities Nashville Alumni Association had a moment last Tuesday, January 22cnd,  after a member announced that Burnece Walker Brunson was placed on hospice.

The source said Brunson would be spending her last days in her home with people she loved. This came up after a brief discussion about how the association would pay respect to members that pass away arose.

Same Room, New Name


The Communications department at Tennessee State University held a tribute ceremony for a fallen professor this afternoon. Journalism professor, Gethan Ward, died December 16th due to an illness during winter break, a few days after final grades were due. The department made up a small committee to find a way to both honor his memory and his impact. Wanting the family to be involved, the assembly was planned for today so that the department could honor the family and Ward’s contributions before they got on a plane back to Liberia this evening, after a month of mourning.

SA+P Professor Dr. Mohammad Gharipour Publishes Ninth Book

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Professor of Architecture, just published his ninth book, entitled “Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires.”  This edited book, which is published by Pennsylvania State University Press, is the first study on the role of gardens and landscapes in the broader context of the information sharing that took place among Europeans and Islamic …