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A White graduate student resigned from a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after lying about being Black. CV Vitolo-Haddad, who is of Italian and Sicilian descent, came clean in an op-ed piece in Medium. Writing under the name “See Vee,” Vitolo-Haddad, who identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns “they” and “them,” revealed…

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Makur Maker could change the course of college sports. On Friday, July 3, 2020, Maker sent a profound message by committing to play basketball at Howard University, according to HBCU Gameday. Maker’s choice stands out because he is considered one of the top high school basketball players in the nation and could have attended any…

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In his new book, Straight Up: Honest, Unfiltered, As-Real-As-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges, former NFL player and the founder of non-profit RehabTime, Trent Shelton, offers advice and insights to guide young adults with establishing healthy relationships. Shelton is now considered one of the most significant speakers of his generation. During a recent interview on…

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A Black scientist at an HBCU is one step closer to developing an antiviral drug to combat COVID-19. Donald Alcendor, Ph.D., an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Meharry Medical College, is competing against a multitude of pharmaceutical companies, colleges and universities across the country to be the first to develop a treatment for…

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A 25-year-old college student died after he was denied a COVID-19 test. Several days ago, Bassey Offiong, a student at Western Michigan University, began experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue and a fever, according to The Detroit News.  Offiong attempted to be tested for COVID-19, but he was denied by several hospitals in the Kalamazoo, Michigan,…

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Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the United States, large gatherings like festivals and sporting events are being canceled and postponed. Now, historically Black colleges and universities are following suit and implementing campuswide protocols to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC,…

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The Atlanta Hawks and Lil Duval paid homage to HBCU (Historically Black College and University) schools with its annual HBCU Night. Presented by Chase on Feb. 29, at the State Farm Arena, the night was dedicated to celebrating the educational excellence and unique culture of the more than 100 HBCUs, originally founded as institutions of…

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