Historically black colleges and universities

Largest Donation in Morgan State University Athletics History Paves Way for Return of Division I Collegiate Wrestling, Following 24-Year Hiatus

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

The University has also been working with Baltimore-based nonprofit Beat the Streets to make the return of wrestling at Maryland's largest HBCU a reality.

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  • The University has also been working with Baltimore-based nonprofit Beat the Streets to make the return of wrestling at Maryland's largest HBCU a reality.
  • "We are extremely grateful to Mike Novogratz and HBCU Wrestling for this tremendous contribution to Morgan State University Athletics.
  • This gift is the largest in Morgan athletics history and believed to be one of the largest donations to any HBCU athletics program from a private donor."
  • The Morgan Bears have a rich and illustrious history in the sport of wrestling that began in the early 1950s.

Ricoh earns two 2021 Diversity Impact Awards for excellence in supporting communities and celebrating culture

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:32pm

The awards come from the Global ERG Network , formerly the Association of ERGs & Councils, a practice group of Talent Dimensions .

Key Points: 
  • The awards come from the Global ERG Network , formerly the Association of ERGs & Councils, a practice group of Talent Dimensions .
  • Ricoh was recognized at the 2021 Diversity Impact Awards livestreamed ceremony, as part of the 2021 ERG & Council Conference in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business Center for Effective Organizations, preceding the 2021 ERG Leadership Summit on September 17, 2021.
  • Ricoh's diversity calendar received the award for celebrating and honoring the culture and history of team members and their unique roles in the company's evolution.
  • "The 2021 Diversity Impact Awards represent the herculean efforts of Diversity Councils, ERGs, BRGs, and others to support their organizations through an unprecedented global pandemic," said Cile Johnson, Principle and Chief Business Officer at Talent Dimensions.

The Onyx Initiative Marks its First Anniversary with a String of Successes in Applications, Programming, Partnerships & Career Opportunities for Black Students and Recent Graduates

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

These events include Employer Discovery Sessions with Rogers Communications, Air Miles, CIBC, Manulife, Nasdaq, Dentsu, and The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, to name a few.

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  • These events include Employer Discovery Sessions with Rogers Communications, Air Miles, CIBC, Manulife, Nasdaq, Dentsu, and The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, to name a few.
  • As well as Career Hacking webinars focused on resume preparation, optimal interviews skills, mental health and well-being, resilience, and navigating diverse work environments.
  • The monthly chats, which began in September,
    will feature a broad base of experienced speakers in a casual, virtual format.
  • Onyx's purpose is to expand the Black talent pipeline via cohesive, mutually beneficial partnerships to close the current systemic gap in the recruiting and selection of Black university and college students and recent graduates for roles in corporate Canada.

Affinity Empowering Enrolls Three Kentucky Correctional Facilities, First in State, for No-Cost COVID-19 Tests Through Operation Expanded Testing

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Operation Expanded Testing is an easy-to-use solution that allows us to test regularly and keep everyone free of COVID-19."

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  • "Operation Expanded Testing is an easy-to-use solution that allows us to test regularly and keep everyone free of COVID-19."
  • "We commend Powell County Detention Center and other centers for enrolling into Operation Expanded Testing and setting an example for COVID-19 safety in the state of Kentucky.
  • Affinity and Eurofins use PCR testing, the gold standard for accurate detection of COVID-19.
  • Affinity will then provide the resources and training necessary to establish a COVID-19 testing program at your institution.

PNC Foundation Announces $16.8 Million Grant To Support And Develop Black-Owned Businesses Through New Howard University Center for Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:35pm

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Foundation today announced a five-year, $16.8 million grant to create The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship aimed at building resources and support for Black business owners across the country.

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Foundation today announced a five-year, $16.8 million grant to create The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship aimed at building resources and support for Black business owners across the country.
  • The center will support expanded opportunities for Black entrepreneurship with enhanced educational, leadership and capacity-building resources and programs nationwide.
  • The PNC Foundation is providing the five-year, $16.8 million grant to Howard University to create a center for entrepreneurship education and research with the goal to serve the nation's network of 101 historically Black colleges and universities' (HBCU) and their communities.
  • The five-year grant to create a nationally recognized Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship is a major part of this pledge," saidRichard Bynum, chief corporate responsibility officer for PNC.

Black Aids Institute is the Only Community Organization to Win Health Resource Service Administration - HIV/AIDS Bureau's Eight Million Dollar Training Grant

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:44pm

Reverend Rob Newells-Newton, Director of National Programs, Black AIDS Institute, said, "This project will harness two decades of BAI's experience in HIV workforce development, community mobilization, and collaboration with minority-serving institutions.

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  • Reverend Rob Newells-Newton, Director of National Programs, Black AIDS Institute, said, "This project will harness two decades of BAI's experience in HIV workforce development, community mobilization, and collaboration with minority-serving institutions.
  • This effort will be a testament to the Black excellence and expertise that are entirely capable of addressing and ending HIV in Black America."
  • Founded in 1999, Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only uniquely and unapologetically Black think and do tank in America.
  • Our mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals to confront HIV.

The General Awards $25,000 NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant as Part of Second Annual Black Entrepreneurs Day Event

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:03pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --On October 14, amid Black Entrepreneurs Day celebrations and speakers, The General Insurance awarded its second annual $25,000 NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant to rising Black entrepreneur Phil Terrill, CEO and founder of Minnesota-based company SoleSafe, a company dedicated to providing quality insurance for shoes.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --On October 14, amid Black Entrepreneurs Day celebrations and speakers, The General Insurance awarded its second annual $25,000 NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant to rising Black entrepreneur Phil Terrill, CEO and founder of Minnesota-based company SoleSafe, a company dedicated to providing quality insurance for shoes.
  • This grant was awarded in partnership with the NAACP and was announced during the live-streamed Black Entrepreneurs Day event, curated by Daymond John.
  • "It's been our honor to support Black Entrepreneurs Day and the NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant again this year," said Azali.
  • "I am honored and beyond grateful to The General and the NAACP for selecting me and SoleSafe as a 2021 grant recipient," said Terrill.

Cantu Beauty And UNCF To Impact Nontraditional HBCU Students With $150,000 Investment In Programming And Scholarships

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:58pm

Nontraditional college students face unique challenges to completing their college education, primarily stemming from balancing heightened family and financial obligations.

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  • Nontraditional college students face unique challenges to completing their college education, primarily stemming from balancing heightened family and financial obligations.
  • Cantu will help support these students by offering a career-readiness curated content series through UNCF this fall along with awarding 15 scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, to students attending the sessions.
  • "Higher education is a catalyst that propels Black and brown communities forward," said Dametria Mustin, global vice president of marketing, Cantu Beauty.
  • Nontraditional undergraduate students are a demographic not often highlighted in college brochures or highly considered when making campus-wide decisions.

Houston Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and now Author Bryce Thompson Debuts the Number 1 New Release in Entrepreneurship on Amazon

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:47pm

HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --2021 has been an exceptional year for Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist Bryce Thompson.On Friday, October 8, 2021, Bryce announced the release of his first book, MILLIONS: Accepted and Excepted, which he self-published and debuted on Amazon as the #1 new release in Entrepreneurship and #39 overall.

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  • HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --2021 has been an exceptional year for Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist Bryce Thompson.On Friday, October 8, 2021, Bryce announced the release of his first book, MILLIONS: Accepted and Excepted, which he self-published and debuted on Amazon as the #1 new release in Entrepreneurship and #39 overall.
  • I want Accepted and Excepted to give hope and assurance to all of those going through what I've been through," says Thompson.
  • Without any sponsors or partnerships, Bryce Thompson's ability to lead and champion a community, shows why he is a Powerhouse in the business and financial arena.
  • Today, Bryce is not only fulfilling that promise to uplift others in need, but he is showing communities how to develop their own economic prosperity.

Peloton x Beyoncé Return With Largest Artist Series Ever

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

To complement the live programming, daily on-demand classes will allow members to curate a well-rounded Peloton x Beyoncé experience at their own pace and convenience across nine modalities including Cycling, Tread, Tread Bootcamp and off-equipment offerings such as Strength, Barre, Stretching, and an Outdoor Run and Walk -- making the series accessible for anyone with no hardware necessary. This powerful lineup will include classes in three languages, English, German and Spanish, a first for Peloton. The global event kicks off with a Two-for-One Ride live from the new Peloton Studios London. Every Peloton x Beyoncé Artist Series class can be accessed on the Peloton App which new Members can try for a free 30-day trial period.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton (NASDAQ:PTON), the world's leading interactive fitness platform and Beyonc, the most-nominated female artist in GRAMMY history, announced today the newest installment of the Peloton x Beyonc Artist Series launching October 19th, Peloton's most extensive Artist Series to-date.
  • The Peloton x Beyonc Artist Series will offer 72 hours of powerful content, 17 classes over a three-day period with content streamed globally from Peloton Studios New York and the new Peloton Studios London.
  • The Peloton Artist Series is one of the brand's most anticipated events, with interest going far beyond Peloton's over 5.9 million members across the globe.
  • Every Peloton x Beyonc Artist Series class can be accessed on the Peloton App which new Members can try for a free 30-day trial period.