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Beyoncé funds HBCU scholarship Program

Following a historical performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival, Beyoncé, through the BeyGOOD initiative, has announced that one student from four different historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) will be awarded with a $25,000 scholarship through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The 2018-2019 academic year’s BeyGOOD scholars program will be extended to students attending … Continue reading

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Norfolk State’s newest leaders on plans for change

By Skyler Sales On March 25th, the students of Norfolk State University selected juniors Astra Armstrong and Zipporah Gatling as the new Student Government Association president and vice president. Also, students crowned sophomore, Starlet Windham and junior, Myron Simon, Jr. as the new Mister and Miss NSU. The newly elected representatives have already started implementing … Continue reading

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HBCUs experience lower graduation rates

An op-ed by Kori Wiggins According to a study conducted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the six-year graduation rates of 20 historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) were 20 percent or lower in 2015. Although a handful of HBCUs have more than 50 percent of their new freshmen graduating within six years, the percentages of the … Continue reading

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Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces delayed opening of 64 Express Lanes

RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced Thursday, Nov. 29, the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had planned to open the Express Lanes in December. However, the opening has been delayed in order to complete additional testing of electronic tolling equipment. “Last April, we … Continue reading

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Black College Football Player of the Year Award finalists announced

Atlanta, GA (November 30, 2017) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today four Finalists for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) that embodies the rich tradition of athletic excellence and integrity … Continue reading