Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

Investment firm Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars, an integrated program to strategically engage with and support HBCUs. The program will provide full scholarships for HBCU students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Spelman College in Atlanta. The program is designed to support the students’…

Clovis only made stone tools for about 300 years

The Clovis, some of North America’s earliest inhabitants, only made stone tools during a brief 300-year period from 13,050 to 12,750 years ago, new research shows. There is much debate surrounding the age of the Clovis—a prehistoric culture named for stone tools found near Clovis, New Mexico in the early 1930s—who once occupied North America…

New Program Seeks to Install New Field Turfs at Dozens of HBCUs

Willie Lanier, a former star of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has announced an initiative to install state-of-the-art playing surfaces at the football stadiums of nearly three-dozen historically Black colleges and universities. Partnering with FieldTurf, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and installers…

Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

Nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the United States require medium or advanced digital skills, but 50 percent of Black jobseekers lack digital skills. To help bridge the digital gap, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is partnering with Google to launch the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. The initiative will help train 20,000 HBCU…

Gun show suicide prevention chats get owners to lock guns up

Talking to people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can lead to safe weapons storage, according to a new study. Researchers visited 18 gun shows and other community events around Washington state last year and found that engaging people in a community-based setting, in an empathetic conversation focused on…

Clovis only made stone tools for about 300 years

The Clovis, some of North America’s earliest inhabitants, only made stone tools during a brief 300-year period from 13,050 to 12,750 years ago, new research shows. There is much debate surrounding the age of the Clovis—a prehistoric culture named for stone tools found near Clovis, New Mexico in the early 1930s—who once occupied North America…