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Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced the appointment of three new members to its North American Diversity Advisory Board (DAB), one being Robert C. Davidson Jr., CEO, Surface Protection Industries effective August 1, 2022. "Toyota's core philosophy of Respect for People is part of our DNA and is reflected in our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Sandra Phillips Rogers, senior vice president, corporate resources and chief diversity officer, TMNA. "The addition of Robert, Domenika and Tammy bring powerful voices to the DAB which will help us

Courtesy of Black Information Network Photo: Getty Images An HBCU grad who comes from a family of sharecroppers is the man behind the James Webb Space Telescope project, which recently unveiled groundbreaking images of distant galaxies, New York Times reports. Gregory Robinson brought the long-stalled NASA project back on track after years of delay and unanticipated costs when he came on as program director in 2018. The James Webb Space Telescope project started back in 2002 and was first scheduled to launch in 2010. A myriad of problems continued to push back the launch date costing NASA over

Men of Morehouse are trained to have disciplined minds, leading lives of leadership and service. As they go on into their professional careers, we welcome Morehouse Men to share their wisdom and lessons learned. Below, attorneys, founders and owners of Sanders Roberts, LLP – Justin Sanders and Reginald Roberts, Jr. – share how they’ve leveraged their networks and relationship-building to grow individually and professionally to today own one of the largest Black-owned law firms in the western region of the United States, boasting more than 60 employees including 35 attorneys, 15 paralegals, and many

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

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent U.S. Army retired Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, a 1983 graduate of Hampton University, who earned the title of Mister Freshman, will serve as the institution’s next president. Williams was chosen from almost 300 applicants after the Board of Trustees created a presidential search committee in January 2021. After Dr. William Harvey, who served as president of the historically Black school since 1978, announced his retirement, Trustees began their extensive search for a replacement. “We embarked on a search for a proven

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

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

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

In honor of HBCU Week, we're celebrating the gifts that are Historically Black colleges and universities! HBCUs serve many functions in American society. Not only did they provide educational opportunities to Black Americans when most predominantly white institutions shut them out centuries ago, but they continue to serve an important role in Black culture. These institutions have also left their mark on American history as a whole due to their various contributions. To understand these contributions, let's roll the clock back to the 1800s. The earliest HBCUs are dated back to the

Washington, D.C., Feb 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A $100,000 gift will be presented on Feb. 17 to UNCF (United Negro College Fund) in support of three UNCF-member historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) by William F. Pickard, Ph.D., founder and executive chairman of Global Automotive Alliance (GAA) Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. The presentation will take place on the campus of UNCF-member Clark Atlanta University. Pickard’s gift includes donations to UNCF, Clark Atlanta University, Saint Augustine University and Philander Smith College. The donation is being made by Pickard