UNCF issues first ever State of HBCUs Address, launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll
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UNCF issues first ever State of HBCUs Address, launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll

Institutional leaders, elected officials, advocates and other supporters of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were in attendance for the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) inaugural State of the HBCU Address, which put forth a comprehensive legislative agenda for Congressional members to further support HBCUs and their capacity to be engines of socioeconomic … Continue reading

Norfolk State University to Compete for Championship Title at 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) in Los Angeles, April 13-17
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Norfolk State University to Compete for Championship Title at 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) in Los Angeles, April 13-17

National Competition Celebrates HBCU Academic Excellence After winning a series of regional competitions, Norfolk State University is one of 48 schools that will vie for the championship title at the 30th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The HCASC National Championship Tournament will be … Continue reading

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Senate moves to remove DCTAG

By Imajae Johnson A recent federal budget proposal, could result in the elimination of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, or DCTAG, by one-fourth. This tuition aid program helps thousands of D.C. residents afford college. Currently, the government provides $40 million to the program, giving city students an affordable college option. The students of the … Continue reading

The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong
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The Latest: Time magazine says Trump’s got it wrong

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Time magazine is disputing President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected the magazine’s request for an interview and photo sessions ahead of its “Person of the Year” issue. In a Friday evening tweet, Trump says the magazine informed … Continue reading

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
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Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him. His office “resolved the allegations” … “for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment,” the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat said in a statement. House … Continue reading

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations
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CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a … Continue reading

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Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic said Monday it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Mladic’s attorneys have filed a flurry of … Continue reading

Harry Styles, Miguel set for Victoria’s Secret China show
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Harry Styles, Miguel set for Victoria’s Secret China show

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Harry Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS. Karlie Kloss and … Continue reading

Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct
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Weinstein’s Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. To be sure, prominent men have faced … Continue reading

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march
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Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of youths attacked police in Greece’s two largest cities on Friday, hurling rocks, flares and gas bombs, following a large, peaceful march to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against Greece’s former military dictatorship. At least two people were injured. In Athens, protesters hurled dozens … Continue reading

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis
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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights icon said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago … Continue reading

BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)
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BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Friday, November 10, appointed Vice Rector Dr. Melvin T. Stith to serve as the university’s interim president while the Board delineates a plan to conduct a national search for a new president. Stith, 71, is a 1968 NSU alumnus and a longtime supporter of the university. He was … Continue reading

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients
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US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said in a statement … Continue reading

In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman
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In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

NEW YORK (AP) — Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics, nor did it in the making of the superhero team-up film “Justice League.” Made in the wake of the disappointment surrounding its predecessor, “Batman v Superman,” ”Justice League” was, like a jetliner given new wings in midair, retooled on the fly. Warner … Continue reading

Fallout continues for Louis C.K. as film, special scrapped
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Fallout continues for Louis C.K. as film, special scrapped

NEW YORK (AP) — The sex harassment scandal roiling Hollywood jumped across the Atlantic Ocean, dove decades into the past and abruptly tanked an upcoming film release Friday when the BBC scrapped a TV series in the wake of rape allegations against actor Ed Westwick, actress Jenny McCarthy accused Steven Seagal of asking her to … Continue reading

Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’
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Disney hopes for its next blockbuster in newest ‘Star Wars’

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s $4 billion deal for Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” just keeps getting better for the House of Mouse. The company is banking on the latest installments, “The Last Jedi” in December and a Han Solo movie in May, to drive people to theaters. But that’s far from the end of money-making … Continue reading

The Latest: HBO: Louis C.K. won’t appear on upcoming benefit
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The Latest: HBO: Louis C.K. won’t appear on upcoming benefit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 7:15 p.m. HBO says Louis C.K. will not appear on its upcoming autism benefit show “Night of Too Many Stars.” The cable network also says it is removing all of C.K.’s past … Continue reading

Authorities review video of small-town Texas church attack
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Authorities review video of small-town Texas church attack

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage that shows the assailant shooting victims in the head during Sunday services, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The official’s account of the video is consistent with statements made by … Continue reading