Tag: Uplifting News

Donor Clears Debt For Graduates At Texas-Based HBCU

Commencement signifies the beginning of a new chapter for scholars across the world, and generous donors are ensuring they can embark on the next stage of their journeys without the weight of financial burdens. Texas-based Wiley College received a $300,000 gift from an anonymous… Continue Reading “Donor Clears Debt For Graduates At Texas-Based HBCU”

Cannes Film Festival To Honor Visionary Viola Davis

Actress and producer Viola Davis is a creative force who has tapped into the power of her craft to transform the arts, and her barrier-breaking achievements will be celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival. According to Variety, Davis will receive the festival’s 2022 Women… Continue Reading “Cannes Film Festival To Honor Visionary Viola Davis”

Robert F. Smith Advances Efforts To Diversify STEM

Businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith has been a fierce advocate for equity in higher education and through his latest project, he’s putting the focus on empowering scholars at his alma mater. The Vista Equity Partners founder has gifted Cornell University’s College of Engineering… Continue Reading “Robert F. Smith Advances Efforts To Diversify STEM”

Lil Durk Launches Career Readiness Program For South Side Chicago Youth

Hip-hop can get a bad rep at times, especially when people choose to focus on the violence and misogyny that a handful of emcees tend to spew out on their songs. However, there’s also a lot of positive influence associated with the art form… Continue Reading “Lil Durk Launches Career Readiness Program For South Side Chicago Youth”

Memphis-Based Black-Owned Market Aims To Combat Food Insecurity

Source: ljubaphoto / Getty Black entrepreneurs are cultivating businesses designed to transform their communities and drive social impact. Amongst the collective of changemakers is Tennessee-based couple Ursula Martin and Jerrell Spencer, who opened a grocery store to combat food insecurity within the South Memphis… Continue Reading “Memphis-Based Black-Owned Market Aims To Combat Food Insecurity”

Trae Tha Truth Helps Elderly Woman Who Was Robbed At Gunpoint In Houston

Source: Amy E. Price / Getty Trae Tha Truth continuously proves that he’s Houston’s hero. Recently a video went viral showing an elderly woman getting robbed at gunpoint in front of her Houston home.  The video shows the woman walking toward her stairs when… Continue Reading “Trae Tha Truth Helps Elderly Woman Who Was Robbed At Gunpoint In Houston”

CAU Receives $11.8M To Cultivate Metaverse Hub

Source: Phynart Studio / Getty As the tech landscape continues to evolve, historically Black colleges and universities across the country ensure their scholars are equipped with the tools, knowledge and resources needed to thrive in the space. Clark Atlanta University has received an $11.8… Continue Reading “CAU Receives $11.8M To Cultivate Metaverse Hub”

Washington-Based Black Women-Led Nonprofits Receive $1.05M In Grants

Source: pixelfit / Getty Throughout history, Black women have been the backbone of social justice movements. A new grant project has been launched to support this generation of activists as they evoke transformative change within their communities and beyond. The Black Future Co-op Fund… Continue Reading “Washington-Based Black Women-Led Nonprofits Receive $1.05M In Grants”

Trailblazing All-Black Women Battalion To Be Honored

A pioneering collective of resilient Black women who broke racial and gender barriers within the United States military are finally receiving their flowers. According to CNN, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion—the U.S. Army’s only all-Black women unit to serve during WWII—will be bestowed… Continue Reading “Trailblazing All-Black Women Battalion To Be Honored”

The Wilsons Surprise Patients At Colorado Children’s Hospital

Beyond the football field and the stage, NFL player Russell Wilson and his wife singer Ciara are known for their dedication to uplifting and empowering youth, and the couple is continuing to positively impact the lives of youngsters. According to CBS Denver, the Wilsons… Continue Reading “The Wilsons Surprise Patients At Colorado Children’s Hospital”