Jackson activist Maisie Brown says city still needs clean water

Maisie Brown, a junior at Jackson State University, works with the IDEA Institute for Democratic Education in America, 601 for Period Equity and the ACLU of Mississippi. When national news shines on Mississippi, the young activist has become a go-to voice for the Deep South state. Recently, she discussed the clean water crisis in Jackson, […]

Diddy makes big pledge to Howard and Jackson State universities

On June 26, Diddy accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award during the BET Awards. Diddy was honored by a number of people prior to giving his acceptance speech. The speech was very moving and empowering, as he talked about supporting Black people, and how he had a dream of them being free. Toward the end of […]

Jackson State energy management coordinator is excited about sustainable energy

Jackson State University held their Future of Energy event on June 16. This panel discussion was hosted by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and featured five panelists with leadership positions in regional energy businesses, including Tequila Smith of Covanta. The panelists discussed their plans for building and maintaining better, more sustainable energy for […]

Berneece Herbert of Jackson State University is a sustainability and environmental justice champion

As an urban planner, Dr. Berneece Herbert focuses on socio-economic development, strategic planning and management, and public sector investment planning. Dr. Herbert has conducted research in urban health indicators, sustainable economic development and social equity focusing on food access, security, poverty, hunger, climate change, energy and public perception. She is chair of the Department of […]

Deion Sanders has Brittany Renner warn his student-athletes (video)

Deion Sanders said he planned to teach his student-athletes about the game of life – and not just football – when he became head coach of the Jackson State University football team this year. Besides working to enlighten fellow HBCUs coaches and athletes, Prime Time gave his squad a first-hand education on groupies and women […]

Deion Sanders weighs in on Boosie’s college plans to attend Jackson State

Boosie recently announced that he plans on enrolling in college and attending Jackson State University. The Louisiana rapper hit up the school one week ago as students were more than excited to meet one of their favorite rappers. Boosie Badazz performed his hit song “Set It Off” live with Jackson State’s marching band, the Sonic […]

Deion Sanders responds to report of him interviewing to leave HBCU

Coach Prime has publicly addressed the report. Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders responded to a report that claimed he interviewed for the TCU football coaching vacancy during the Nov. 15 SWAC call. Sanders is currently in a wheelchair recovering from a post-playing career foot surgery he had this fall. He missed three JSU games […]

Walmart donates millions to Jackson State

Walmart continues to deliver on its commitment to help finance college educations for Black students. On Oct. 21, Walmart Inc. and Walmart.org announced three additional initiatives in efforts to increase equality in education. The three initiatives include- adding three historically Black Colleges and Universities to the Walmart Live Better U academic partners, donating $2.4 million […]

Deion Sanders’ son, Shedeur, inks endorsement deal with Beats by Dre

Shedeur Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer and current Jackson State University head football coach Deion Sanders, is the latest college athlete to capitalize on the new NCAA NIL (name, image, likeness) rule that went into effect on July 1. Sanders, who plays starting quarterback for the HBCU, has become the newest and […]

Michael Strahan connects with Deion Sanders to supply HBCU with new suits

Deion Sanders has long been known for his swag on and off the football grid and he brought that flavor with him when he signed on as head football coach at Jackson State University in Mississippi earlier this year. Since his arrival, he’s had the school’s practice field remodeled and is in talks to get […]

BeBe Jones of The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Organization shares the importance of HBCUs

As a Jackson State University alumna, BeBe Jones knows firsthand the needs of HBCU students. Her own experience inspired her to raise funds for those students through the foundation she co-founded with Johnel McIntosh, The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Organization. Rolling out spoke to Jones about her own experience at an HBCU and why forming the organization was […]

Deion Sanders’ personal items stolen while making Jackson State coaching debut

Pro football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ debut win as head coach of HBCU Jackson State University was bittersweet on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. After a triumphant 53-0 defeat over Edward Waters College, Sanders revealed during a post-game press conference that his office had been broken into and robbed. Sanders admitted he was more hurt […]

Terrence Dillon makes an impact at Jackson State University with Up to Us

Terrence Dillion at the Peter G. Peterson Fiscal Summit (Photo by UptoUs.org)

There are many things a young man has to think about when transferring to a new school. A college junior, Terrence Dillon had this very experience a year ago when entering Jackson State University. Instead of waiting for things to come to him, Dillon got involved socially at his school, and through the organization Up […]

Update: Cousin of Slain Jackson State Student Facing Murder Charge

In a bizarre turn of events, the cousin of a slain Jackson State student has been charged with murder in connection with his family member’s death. As previously reported, 19-year-old Nolan Ryan Henderson III was killed Sunday, March 25 at off-campus housing near the historically black college. Henderson’s parents have been vocal about his death, […]

Jackson State University Student Killed, Mother Blames Football Players

The mother of a Jackson State University student is blaming members of the school’s football team for the death of her 19-year-old son. Nolan Ryan Henderson III was killed Sunday, March 25 at off-campus housing near the historically black college. The victim’s mother, Sanya Henderson, tells The Clarion-Ledger that she believes members of the football […]