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    NBA Unveils 2024 HBCU Fellowship Class to Inspire Black Youth

    The NBA has revealed its third annual HBCU Fellowship class. This fellowship is a 10-week internship that offers students from HBCUs the chance to gain experience with the professional basketball league. The program was initiated in 2022, as stated on NBA.com. “When the league aimed to enhance its support for...

    Homeless Student Graduates As High School Valedictorian

    A young man has successfully navigated his studies while living at a homeless shelter. The student, Elijah Hogan, graduated as valedictorian at his Louisiana high school.  Hogan lived in Covenant House, a homeless shelter for young people, as he sought to obtain his high school diploma. The student started classes...

    Carrie Lapsky Davis’s Million-Dollar Gift to Tougaloo College

    Carrie Lapsky Davis never forgot her student days at Tougaloo College. Her time at the small but celebrated Mississippi HBCU was a passport to a new world for “this little country girl” who grew up an hour or so away in one-stoplight Port Gibson, raised by her grandmother. Arriving with...

    Entrepreneur Reveals Impact of Philanthropy and Creating Lasting Change

    Justin Bayless has earned widespread recognition for his contributions to the healthcare industry—from leading a family-owned clinic network to launching a new program intended to create a pipeline for young entrepreneurs. The Phoenix-based former Wall Street financier was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2021. “The...

    Top 10 Endowed HBCUs

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities, often known by the acronym HBCUs, play a unique role, reinforcing the importance of community, culture and education to each new generation of students that roam their campus grounds. These schools—107 of them nationwide, most of them public—have had a historic year of funding, with...

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