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  • A nearly decade-old fellowship program gives students and alumni mentors a voice in General Motors branding while broadening the automaker's

    If a company internship imparts some wisdom to the students it employs, that’s typically good enough. If those interns teach a company about itself, turn weaknesses into strengths and create a better future for everyone involved, that’s the ideal outcome.

    Seven years ago, General Motors paired its Chevrolet brand with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to launch “Discover the Unexpected,” a 10-week internship and scholarship program that allows HBCU students to try marketing with Chevrolet and community-based journalism with the NNPA. This year, 10 students from Howard, Morehouse, Delaware State, Florida A&M and Hampton received a $10,000 scholarship and an $8,000 stipend while spending the summer developing their skills on the road.
  • The Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center was started in the 1980s – and is still run by – dedicated local volunteers who want to share Harriet Tubman’s story and preserve her legacy.
    ** NOTE: This museum is different from the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, which opened in 2017 in Church Creek, Maryland, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Cambridge.
  • The Black Farmer Fund was born out of a conversation between Karen Washington and Olivia Watkins, two farmer activists who met at a conference in 2017. They were both frustrated by the lack of financial assistance available for Black farmers, and they decided to do something about it.

    In 2021, they launched the Black Farmer Fund (BFF), a nonprofit organization that invests in Black-owned food businesses located in the Northeast that use their businesses to build community wealth, move forward economic justice, practice ecological wellbeing, and are community-oriented.

    Recently, the BFF announced that it successfully secured $11 million toward a $20 million fundraising target. The funding round was led by the New York Community Trust and the Ford Foundation, with participation from other foundations and individual donors.
  • Travel back in time in Dorchester County Maryland this February to meet the pioneers, patriots and freedom fighters who changed the course of history. Renowned as the birthplace of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, and home of civil rights icon Gloria Richardson, Dorchester’s cultural tapestry has been inspired by generations of African-American leaders, enslaved people and citizens from every walk of life.
  • Nestled within the quaint Baltimore City residential community of Madison Park at 1320 Eutaw Place stands the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum—the second of Morgan State University’s two university-owned and operated museums. Noted for being the former home of a civil rights icon, the living museum stands as a testament to the courageous efforts of Lillie Carroll Jackson, a trailblazing civil rights leader and educator, who dedicated her life to advocating for racial equality, social justice, and civil rights advancements. As part of an effort to preserve this beacon of historical significance and education, the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum has been officially added to the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. This esteemed recognition highlights the museum's important historical and cultural contributions to the civil rights movement and its enduring impact on American society.
  • Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore has been selected to collaborate in a national, multi-university consortium focused on ensuring that autonomous, networked, shared, and integrated transportation technologies and systems are developed and deployed with an emphasis on safety, equity, and sustainability. Led by Carnegie Mellon University, the consortium, collectively, will receive $20 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish Safety21, a new University Transportation Center. The consortium also includes research teams at Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
  • As Howard University celebrates 75 years of desegregation in the military, the University’s own contribution to supporting the U.S. armed forces dates back more than 100 years.

    Through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), students receive a college education paid for by the U.S. Military. The students, called cadets, serve in the military after graduation.

    Howard began organized military training of Black officers in 1917 and created an official ROTC detachment in 1918.  The goal was to ensure Black military members were more than just infantrymen. Howard Army ROTC has commissioned more than 1,000 officers since its inception, many of whom went on to become generals. Howard is one of the largest producers of Black candidates for the Army and the Air Force.
  • A Bowie State University history professor doesn’t want Maryland’s history to be forgotten. Associate professor Dr. Karen Cook-Bell will use a $150,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support micro-history projects focused on documenting the lived experiences of the African American community of Tolson’s Chapel, located in Sharpsburg, MD. The project is sponsored by Bowie State’s Dubois Center for the Study of the Black Experience.

    Sharpsburg was the site of the Battle of Antietam, which is credited as the Civil War’s deadliest one-day battle. In 1866, a chapel was constructed on land donated by an African American couple which would go on to serve as one the earliest schools for former slaves.
  • Alabama State University‘s Biomedical Engineering Department has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to student kidney tissue regeneration by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    The department will study how to incorporate artificial intelligence in the design of 3-dimensional scaffolds for renal tissue regeneration.

    “This research addresses a very critical issue in the United States. Many of us know someone who suffers from this disease, and we need creative approaches to address it,” said Principal Investigator Dr. Derrick Dean, professor and director of Biomedical Engineering. “We also appreciate support from Dr. (Quinton) Ross, which was instrumental in helping to secure the funding.”
  • Begin an exciting career with a Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Prepare to become an exceptional pharmacist at one of the nation’s leading HBCU pharmacy schools.

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers two Pharmacy programs: the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program (PSGP) and the three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Both tracks lead to exciting and lucrative careers.

    The PSGP is a research-oriented degree program that offers multidisciplinary training in the areas of Drug Design and Discovery (DDD) and Drug Delivery and Clinical Pharmacology (DDCP). Students who fulfill the academic criteria of coursework and original research culminating in a thesis or dissertation will earn the Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, respectively.

    In our Doctor of Pharmacy program, you can move from student pharmacist to PharmD in just three years! We offer the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree program in Maryland, which means you can save time and money while earning your degree.
  • Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 17th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

    Florida A&M University ranked third on this year’s list of the best HBCUs, up from seventh a year ago. Tuskegee University in Alabama was third a year ago. Tuskegee is fourth this year. Morehouse College ranks fifth, down from fourth a year ago.

    Other HBCUs in the top 10 are:

    6. Xavier University of Louisiana
    7. Hampton University
    7. North Carolina A&T State University (tie)
    9. Claflin University
    9. Delaware State University (tie)
  • North Carolina A&T State University is officially the largest HBCU in the nation for the 10th year. According to the institution’s website, it has enrolled 13,883 students — 400 more admitted than the previous year.

    The HBCU tied with Claflin University for the No. 9 position for the top HBCU list on the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report.

    According to North Carolina A&T, the school has made a $2.6 billion impact on the state of North Carolina based on a study by Willie A. Deese College of Business & Economics professors Drs. Cephas Naanwaab and Alfredo Romero.
  • Morgan State University has been making headlines nationwide for the past few weeks.

    While not every report has shown MSU in all its glory, this new study shows that Morgan State is indeed a place of Black excellence located in our City.

    A new study recently released by WalletHub ranks Morgan State among the top 10 colleges in the State of Maryland. In fact, MSU is the only HBCU in the state to make the list!
  • In a move that is sure to shake up the cognac industry, Uncle Nearest, the most-awarded Bourbon and American Whiskey company of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, has acquired Domaine Saint Martin, a 100-acre estate in Cognac, France, with 50 acres of vineyards dedicated to the Grande Champagne appellation. This acquisition makes Uncle Nearest the largest Grande Champagne vineyard owner in the city of Cognac.

    “The Uncle Nearest brand thrives on its profound story of love, honor, respect, and heritage. Our mission in Cognac echoes this essence,” remarked Fawn Weaver, Uncle Nearest Founder and CEO.
  • The number of Black students enrolling in higher education has been historically lower than their counterparts. Recent research has shown that enrollment rates have increased from 17.9% in 2010 to 22.6% in 2023; however, according to The Census American Community Survey, the number still falls short of the national average recorded at 32.9%.
    Kamirria is on a mission to flip those statistics through her purpose-driven fashion brand. In 2020, she started Black & Scholared as a passion to build an HBCU legacy for her daughters. The company has magnified its mission three years later, offering collections of officially licensed HBCU collegiate apparel designed to celebrate and encourage higher education within the Black community. Items in the collections range from sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hoodies to totes, hats, and alumni lapel pins.


… video taken at our Annual CMRGC Crab Feast (Oct. 2022) (more in our Gallery)




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