Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced grants of $15 million for historically Black colleges and universities who will participate in The Just Project of the foundation. Through The Just Project, 29 of the nation’s more than 100 HBCUs have teamed up to increase access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing for campuses and their communities.…

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Virginia Union University to Offer Master’s Degrees in Political Science and Hospitality Management

Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Richmond, has announced that it will be offering two new master’s degree programs in the spring 2021 semester. The university will offer a master’s degree program in political science. This 30-credit hour program with a thesis and non-thesis options will offer concentrations in American government, the…

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Largest Black-Owned Carrier, Figgers Wireless, Partners With Black-Owned Streaming Service, kweliTV

The founders of two of the nation’s most innovative Black-owned companies, Figgers Wireless and kweliTV, have joined forces to offer discounts to their customers. Freddie Figgers, founder and CEO of Figgers Wireless, and DeShuna Spencer, founder and CEO of kweliTV Nationwide — Figgers Wireless, the nation’s largest Black-owned carrier, is offering current and new subscribers…

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