Florida A&M football players and coaches at forefront of Tallahassee protests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The crises confronting students at historically Black colleges and universities – racial injustice, police brutality and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic – have driven them to the streets to protest and push for voting in the November presidential election.Florida A&M University students have already marched in city streets demanding change. As Nov. 3 approaches, Blake...

‘Home back home’: Rapper Akon plans $6billion city in Senegal homeland

Senegalese-American singer and songwriter Akon speaks to the press in a hotel in Dakar, on August 31, 2020, to present plans to create a city named “Akon City”. – The rapper, whose real name is Alioune Badara Thiam, pledged to invest in tourism in his native Senegal where he spent his early childhood before moving to the US at...

HBCU coaches, players busy preparing for the 2021 spring season

With the postponement of football at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) this fall, players and coaches are staying active, not only physically but mentally to prepare for the spring 2021 season.HBCUs have known since August that their seasons would begin in late February. The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will play six conference games, with the season kicking off...

U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Funding For Earn-and-Learn Opportunities to Prepare Postsecondary Students for Career Success

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today additional funding for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Experimental Sites, an initiative which expands earn-and-learn opportunities for students by removing barriers to off-campus jobs, allowing students to work more hours, and permitting institutions to pay students for work-based learning such as apprenticeships, externships, and clinical rotations. Initiated in...