An open letter to White House Presidential Board of Advisors Chair Johnny Taylor

March 6, 2018 in Education, Letters To The Editor, Opinion

The Mississippi Link Newswire Dear Mr. Taylor: Congratulations on your appointment as the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and […]

Historically black colleges push for financial support

February 28, 2017 in Education

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents from a majority of the country’s historically black colleges and universities are in Washington this week, calling for $25 billion in the […]

Nissan donates $250K to six HBCUs in state

April 7, 2016 in Business, Education

The Mississippi Link Newswire Today Nissan announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote science, technology engineering and mathematics initiatives at each school […]

Jackson State gains control of endowment

December 22, 2015 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State University will become the second of Mississippi’s three historically black universities to gain control of an endowment set aside in a desegregation lawsuit. Higher […]

Mississippi students receive National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation journalism scholarships

September 17, 2015 in Education, News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) has awarded 21 cash scholarships of $1,000 each to student scholars for the 2015-2016 school year. The recipients […]

CURRY: Selling Out Black College Football to Make a Buck

September 30, 2013 in Editorials, News, Opinion, Sports

By George E. Curry

Editor, NNPA
I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it…

Alcorn State University repeats as one of the top public schools in the South in US News and World Report Rankings

September 11, 2013 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Alcorn State University students and alumni are proud that Alcorn keeps ranking high as one of the best colleges in the United States. The 2014 “US News and World Report” rankings released today confirmed Alcorn’s standing as No. 29 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities and No. 35 amid Top Public Schools (Regional South).

Alcorn’s overall ranking No. 77 among the South’s regional universities is a testament to the…

No contract renewal for MVSU president Donna Oliver

November 5, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News

The state College Board has decided against renewing the contract of Mississippi Valley State University President Donna Oliver.

No reasons were given for the decision.