LeBron James will construct a medical facility

The LeBron James Foundation continues to expand its already impressive footprint in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. The foundation has been heavily invested in education, job training, affordable housing and now health care resourcing. The namesake foundation recently teamed up with AxessPointe Community Health Partners to construct a $3-million-dollar I Promise HealthQuarters facility, reports the […]

NBA legend Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe and Sandra L. Richards, managing director and head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports and Entertainment Division, receive honorary degrees

Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s honorary doctorate degrees during its 2022 Commencement Ceremony. Honorary recipients include American pro-basketball player, Hall-of-Famer, and education advocate, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe; and managing director, head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Sports & Entertainment Division and Segment Sales & Engagement Group, Sandra L. Richards. […]

Rashad Richey gives commencement address; CeeLo Green receives doctorate

Megastar CeeLo Green was among the recipients of honorary doctorates at GIA University, an international institution that supports humanitarian efforts through acts of service. CeeLo has been a trailblazing force in music and entertainment for decades. “CeeLo’s philanthropic endeavors have been well-noted, and he remains one of the greatest creative minds on the planet”, said […]

Kevin James, president of Morris Brown, celebrates regaining accreditation

History has been made. In 2002, Morris Brown College lost its accreditation due to financial mismanagement. Fast forward 20 years later, and the university is back on the map thanks to the hard work of Morris Brown College President Kevin James, Ed.D. “This is a historic moment for Morris Brown College, James told rolling out. […]

Travis Scott giving $1M for student scholarships

Travis Scott is slowly emerging from his metaphorical bunker to return to the spotlight in recent months, particularly in the philanthropic arena. Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation has awarded $1 million in scholarships to 100 students at historically Black colleges and universities. It is designed to help seniors ensure they graduate in 2022. The 31-year-old rapper, […]

Lincoln College to close after 157 years

Lincoln College is shutting its doors permanently after serving generations of students for over 157 years. Lincoln College President David Gerlach described the shuttering of the Illinois-based school as devastating. “The loss of history, careers and a community of students and alumni is immense,” Gerlach announced on Friday, May 6, according to WMBD television station […]

Star-studded audience watches Anthony Anderson graduate from HBCU (photos)

The stars were out at one HBCU graduation over 2022 Mother’s Day weekend. Howard University’s May 7 celebration hosted alumna Taraji P. Henson as this year’s commencement speaker. Also on the stage with Henson was the University’s Dean of Fine Arts Phylicia Rashad. Rashad and University President Wayne A. l. Frederick presented the degrees to […]

Laz Alonso, Home Depot present check to Alabama State University

Laz Alonso presented a $45,000 check to Alabama State University for winning Home Depot‘s 2022 Retool Your School campaign. ASU also received a $50,000 campus improvement grant to give the school a total of $95,000. Before the presentation, Alonso sat with rolling out to discuss the importance of giving back to HBCUs. Why are you […]

Why Terrence J is still passionate about giving back to HBCUs

Actor and entertainment Terrence J never lets a moment pass without shouting out his roots. The North Carolina native makes sure people know wherever he goes that he is full of Aggie Pride, the mantra of the proud students and alum at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina. Recently, Terrence J was in Atlanta […]

Morris Brown regains its accreditation

Normalcy has been restored to picturesque Morris Brown College. Twenty years after Morris Brown lost its accreditation due to financial mismanagement and scandal, the renowned college has regained its legendary cachet. The historically black college, which counts Morehouse and Spelman colleges and Clark Atlanta University as its neighbors within the Atlanta University Center, was granted […]

Dr. Eve Hudson empowers first-generation scholars to graduate

In honor of Women’s History Month, rolling out interviewed Dr. Eve Hudson, founder and chief strategist of Evingerlean Worldwide®  — an entity created to empower first-generation scholars and graduates across the globe. Tell us a little bit about how you fulfill your mission. We do this through our empowering signature programs, award-winning podcast, first-of-its-kind store […]

Howard University faculty threatens to go on strike (video)

Just months after Howard University students went on strike to protest the deplorable living conditions in the campus dorms, the faculty are now the ones planning a walkout at the iconic HBCU. Professors and other faculty members poured out of the departments and spilled onto the grassy lawns of the Washington, D.C., institution. Non-tenured track […]

HBCUs to get billions in funding, White House reports

Malcolm X once famously stated that “education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, President Joe Biden announced he’s helping to pay for those passports.  The White House announced a reported record amount of federal funding, $2.7 billion, that are […]