#Jackson State University

Morning ‘Sip: At the Vet with Jackson State for Soul Filled Weekend

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson State University Tigers have their home opener this weekend against the Delta State Fighting Okra. 12 News’ Jade Bulecza, Noah Newman, and Blake Levine were at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson to preview the game! It is all part of a “Soul Filled Weekend” in Jackson with activities through Sunday in the Capital City.
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JSU President executive cabinet, academic deans fully vaccinated

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson announced on Wednesday that his executive leadership team and academic deans have all received their COVID-19 vaccine. Hudson said he hopes the news will inspire additional leadership on campus and throughout the community of Historically Black Colleges and Universities...
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City of Jackson to kick off first soul-filled weekend

JACKSON, Miss. — The city of Jackson has kicked off its first Soul-Filled weekend, with events that emphasize the mind, body, and soul. After a steady season due to the pandemic, communications manager Yolanda-Clay Moore said the weekend is expected to bring in millions of dollars. "We've been suffering as...

HBCU and SWAC sports in limelight

Historically Black Colleges sports have been receiving wide recognition with abun- dant media coverage and big- time commitments to univer- sities over the beginning of the fall season. HBCUs are known to be rich in culture and tradition and are celebrated worldwide. It is no secret that HBCUs have produced...
Arkansas Online

Lions' match-up pits past champs

As kickoff for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's latest Thursday night football shindig approaches, national attention is likely pointed more toward its opponent. Alcorn State University nearly pulled off an unlikely upset of a Football Bowl Subdivision team last Saturday after missing two practices earlier in the week without an available trainer. That same team, which won the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship in 2019, did not compete during the spring of this year, at the players' behest due to issues related to covid-19.

Dr. Hilliard Lackey Paves Path to College for High Schoolers in Marks, Miss.

Less than a week before he was assassinated, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took the pulpit of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The space behind the altar rail was not unfamiliar to the man many hailed as a “modern day prophet,” as he had spent many years as a pastor before his role in the Montgomery Bus Boycotts in the mid-1950s thrust him into the national spotlight.

Pepsi Fan-Favorite HBCU: Vote for Your School to Get a $25,000 Donation

School pride during fall football season at HBCUs is unmatched but, this year, Pepsi is giving students one more way to level up their unapologetic fandom and another reason to celebrate. Pepsi is rallying HBCU students and alumni to vote for their favorite university, unlocking a $25,000 donation to the winning school’s general scholarship fund. Following the return of the Orange Blossom Classic, fans will be able to cast their vote on September 7th, while getting hyped up with a playlist curated by actor and North Carolina A&T State University alum Terrence J.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Tacquice Wiggan Davis has been named assistant vice president for inclusive excellence at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. She has worked for the last 10 years in the Office of Student Leadership at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She most recently served as the associate director for the department of intercultural affairs. Dr. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ramapo College in New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree in behavioral sciences from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Western Carolina University. Phillip Cockrell was appointed vice president for campus engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion at Cleveland State University in Ohio. He was vice president for student affairs and vice provost at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cockrell was dean of students at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Dr. Cockrell holds a bachelor’s degree in family studies from Mississippi University for Women. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership/student affairs administration from Florida International University and a doctorate in urban higher education from Jackson State University. The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences recently welcomed Felysha Jenkins as its...
Mississippi Press

Ocean Springs superintendent named to MGCCC board

PERKINSTON, Mississippi -- Ocean Springs school superintendent Bonita Coleman has been named to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees, the college announced Thursday. Coleman is a career educator who has served as Ocean Springs superintendent since 2012. During her 20-year career, she has served as a K-12...

Jackson State to offer COVID-19 vaccinations on Sept. 28

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to students, faculty, staff and community members on Tuesday, September 28 at Jackson State University. Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations will be administered by the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at One University Place, Suite 6.

Laphonza Butler Becomes First Black Woman to Lead Influential Political Organization EMILY'S List

Butler speaks to ESSENCE about becoming president of the 36-year-old organization. The list of groundbreaking women whom EMILY’S List has endorsed or helped elect reads like a who’s who of political leaders, past and present: Vice President Kamala Harris. Former U.S. Senator, Carol Moseley Braun. Stacey Abrams. Women in Congress, from Rep. Maxine Waters to Reps. Lucy McBath, Jahana Hayes, and Lauren Underwood.

Jackson State to play at Texas State in 2023, at ULM in 2024

The Jackson State Tigers have added two future non-conference games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents, has learned. Copies of contracts for both football games were obtained from Jackson State University via a state public records request. Jackson State will travel to play the Texas State Bobcats of the...

Jackson State, Alabama A&M to play in Gulf Coast Challenge in 2022, 2024

The Jackson State Tigers and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs will play in the Gulf Coast Challenge twice over the next three seasons, has learned. A copy of the contract for both games was obtained from Jackson State University via a state public records request. Jackson State and Alabama A&M...

Cowboys Coach Tracker: Former Cowboys' CB Deion Sanders Has Surgery, Won't Miss Time Coaching

FRISCO - Our Dallas Cowboys Coach Tracker .... keeping you informed as “America’s Team” makes coaching staff decisions ... WEDNESDAY SEPT 22: DEION SANDERS' BIG TOE Former Cowboys cornerback has toe surgery, but still plans to coach. Sanders was reportedly in so much pain he was barefooted during games and practices over the past few weeks, as reported by Kyle T. Mosley.

Falcons Legend Deion Sanders Has Surgery to Correct ‘Old Deformity’

On Sept. 22 NFL Hall of Fame cornerback and current Jackson State University head coach Deion ‘ Prime Time’ Sanders had foot surgery to repair what one of his doctors described as an “old deformity … from an old football injury.”. Sanders posted an explanation of the somewhat gruesome procedure...

Denny's Announces Schedule for Multicultural Hiring Tour, Scholarships for Diverse College Students

The brand is looking to hire 20,000 to fill a wide variety of positions throughout the country. SPARTANBURG, S.C., Sept. 23, 2021 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - With a goal of hiring 20,000 future employees, Denny's Inc. today announced it is launching the second phase of its nationwide hiring tour, leveraging its relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the National Urban League, and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.