Thank You For Your Continued Service!

It is always beautiful to see those who serve our country get their moment to shine. @generaldwilson sang the national anthem tonight at the beginning of the Chiefs vs Bengals football game. United States Navy Veteran Generald Wilson has been singing for professional sports teams for over 20 years, and it is always good to see him at every performance.

Tyre Nichols Case Revives Calls For Change In Police Culture

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An unarmed Black man dies after a videotaped beating by police. The officers involved are fired. After a thorough review of the evidence, criminal charges are swiftly filed against the offending officers. Investigation, accountability and charges. This is often the most Black citizens can hope for as the deaths continue. Nationwide, police have killed roughly three people per day consistently since 2020, according to academics and advocates

Wilks ‘Disappointed, Not Defeated’ Over Panthers Snub

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Carolina Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks is “disappointed, but not defeated” that he didn’t land the team’s full-time head coaching position. The Panthers announced on Thursday they’ve agreed to hire Frank Reich as their coach. “The sun rose this morning and by the grace of God so did I,” Wilks tweeted Friday. “Many people aren’t built for this but I know what it means to persevere and see

TSU Hopes For Grammy With Gospel Album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Like a lot of great projects, the idea for Grammy-nominated album “The Urban Hymnal” was first sketched out on a paper restaurant napkin. Gospel songwriter and producer Sir the Baptist had come to Nashville in October 2021 to hear Tennessee State University's Aristocrat of Bands perform during homecoming at the invitation of assistant band director Larry Jenkins. Baptist “fell in love with the band" at the historically Black university. Later that night,

Howard Univ. Awarded $90M Air Force Contract

Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, hosted U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, and U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall to announce that Howard will serve as the 15th University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). With this announcement, Howard makes history as the first HBCU to lead a UARC and the first center to be funded by the Air Force. “Being awarded this contract is

The Thurstons Go To Washington

Washington, D.C. - Charles and Carolyn Thurston, the founders and owners of Wisdom Senior Care which is a home care franchisor based in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently joined other top franchise brands for a legislative reception with the new 118th Congress on Capitol Hill. As part of the International Franchise Association’s Open for Opportunity Campaign, the event included franchise brands Wisdom Senior Care, The UPS Store, Jimmy John’s, Woofies, Dunkin’ Donuts

Ford Tech Spotlight: Interview with HBCU Grad Telisha Everett

Telisha Everett Ford’s mission to build a better world where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. Supporting HBCUs and driving towards not only attracting but retaining talent from these institutions are a part of their efforts to contribute towards strengthening communities.    We had the chance to speak with the Cyber Defense Analyst at Ford and Hampton University graduate, Telisha Everett, sharing her experience at an

“Congress has unfinished business for Black America”

The 117th Congress has unfinished business for Black America. In 2020, President Biden ran and won on a platform that included advancing the economic mobility of African Americans and closing racial wealth and income gaps; making far-reaching investments in ending health disparities by race; and tackling racial inequity in our education system. We can make big, bipartisan progress on these issues before the end of Congress, but it’s up to us to act. First,

Tips on Choosing the Right University from HBCU Alumni + Ford Executive Ivan Boykin

Ford’s dedication goes beyond supporting HBCUs, opening the scope for those to join them in their mission to build a better world.  “Our success isn't because we're without weakness or because we are perfect in any way. But it's really about the way we find our own unique strengths and develop them – I felt like that was done for me at A&T”, said Ford’s Retail Marketing & Yield Management

Fisk, 1st HBCU Gymnastics at NCAA Level, Heads to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fisk University women’s gymnastics program, the first at a Historically Black College and University at the NCAA level, will make its team debut on Jan. 6 at the inaugural “Super 16” in Las Vegas. The two-day invitational will be held Jan. 6-7 at Orleans Arena. The field includes each of the last three programs to win an NCAA championship: Oklahoma, Michigan and UCLA. Sunisa Lee,