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President-Elect Gerald A. Griggs: “The NAACP is back. The monster has awakened, and we will be on the front lines fighting for voting rights, justice, and accountability. When Black people and minorities’ rights are violated, expect to hear from the NAACP.” On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Attorney Gerald Griggs received more than 65 percent of the vote to become the next President of the Georgia NAACP. Griggs becomes the 13th President of the Georgia NAACP. For nearly 20 years, the Atlanta native has used activism and his profession to take

ATLANTA, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spelman College Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Helene Gayle, MD its 11th president. Spelman College has a long, proud history of excellence and global leadership in the education of women of African descent and is committed to addressing racial inequities in education ensuring equitable opportunities for students of all economic backgrounds. Dr. Gayle's presidency will begin on July 1, 2022. Dr. Gayle currently serves as president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. Under her leadership, the

Morehouse bested more than 60 HBCU teams to win the 2022 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship and a $75,000 institutional grantKentucky State University, Oakwood University and Tuskegee University finish in the top four Joshua Ernest of Winston-Salem State University selected by fellow competitors to receive Ernest C. Jones Sportsperson AwardTo rewatch the HCASC National Championship Tournament games, visit HCASC.com  Morehouse College has emerged as the champion of the 33rd Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America's premier academic competition for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), after more than 150 thrilling games of head-to-head competition. More than

In the age of technology, users are used to gaining assistance at the click of a button. Apps are ever-evolving and provide the ability to access information in an instant. Merging money management with technology, developers are building apps to provide financial assistance without the hassle of in-person meetings. Access to financial assistance is a major stumbling block for African Americans. With implicit biases in banking and barriers created by systemic racism and discrimination, the ability to receive financial assistance and opportunities dwindles for Black consumers. However, African

By Peyton Blakemore LaShun Pace has died at the age of 60. Larry Reid Live was the first outlet to report the famed gospel singer's death. "We have lost one of the baddest sopranos to ever walk this earth," read LRL's post on Facebook, which included several photos of Pace, on Monday (March 21). "LaShun Pace one of the lead singers of The Pace Sisters has passed." The statement continued, "The Pace Sisters recently loss [sic] their sister songbird Duranice Pace and Mom Pastor Betty Pace. Pray for them and all of us who will

Ralph Lauren expanded its partnership with Morehouse College and Spelman College, unveiling a limited-edition collection inspired by the schools’ rich heritage and esteemed traditions. The Polo Ralph Lauren Exclusively for Morehouse and Spelman Colleges Collection is a first-of-its kind  collaboration for the Company.The collection seeks to honor the history of both schools and widen the aperture of Ralph Lauren’s storytelling — including the nature of life at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), a story untold in depictions of Ralph Lauren’s collegiate  sensibility until today.“This collection expresses

In an effort to dramatically boost the number of principals of color leading K-12 schools across the country, national nonprofit New Leaders is forming a first-of-its-kind partnership with distinguished historically Black institutions Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University to launch the Aspiring Principals Fellowship. The Fellowship is an online principal certification and master’s degree program designed to train the next generation of equity-focused school leaders who better reflect the students they serve. Half of all students in K-12 public schools identify as people of color, while only 1

Although the pandemic created many hurdles economically for all segments of the population, Black Americans were hit particularly hard. But many entrepreneurs have used the adversity to create the job or career of their dreams. We spoke with Andrus Washington, the CEO of Box Office Cookies, who turned his passion into a profession and profit. https://youtu.be/RfEx3-FNiqo

Tangela Parker is the Director of Marketing and Brand Services for the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. She is responsible for marketing/brand strategy, creative services, advertising programming, and social media engagement. Additionally, Parker’s team oversees parking services and the concessions program. Prior to her role at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tangela spent 22 years in various leadership positions in the healthcare industry. Most recently she was the Sr. Director of Member Experience for WellCare Health Plans, Inc. In this role she had oversight over the

Morehouse College President, David A. Thomas presents Judson Pickard (left) and Dr. William F. Pickard (right) with Candle in the Dark Awards as actor Clifton Powell, Morehouse students look on. Photo Credit Alex JonesIn a city renowned for an elevated standard of living for Black Americans and celebrating the accomplishments of African American professionals, few events can rival Morehouse College’s Candle in the Dark scholarship benefit and gala. Fresh off the heels of a raging pandemic, The Candle in the Dark Gala took center stage, throwing open the