While the world still grapples with the pandemic, Dillard students, faculty, staff and alumni are in the news making major moves.
One of the biggest announcements was the launch of a new center for racial justice. In the wake of the unrest there is a role for HBCUs to play. We want to do our part as well. Our inaugural director will be Dr. Ashraf Esmail, professor of criminal justice. Here are several stories.
Dillard University to Launch Center for Racial Justice - The New Orleans Tribune
Center will focus on policing and other racial justice issues Dillard University will launch its Center for Racial…
Dillard announces creation of Center of Racial Justice
Dillard University has announced the creation of its Center for Racial Justice. The HBCU said the goal of the center is…
Speaking of justice, the Maryland HBCUs are still fighting for equal funding. Our board chair & alum Michael D. Jones, attorney for The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, quoted in this Diverse Issues story.
A Coalition of Maryland HBCUs Keeps the Hope of a Legal Settlement...
Last month, Maryland's governor vetoed a bill that would allot $577 million to the state's four historically Black…
American Express announced that Dillard alumna Glenda McNeal “will become a member of the company’s executive committee, effective immediately. McNeal, president of enterprise strategic partnerships, is the first African American woman to sit on the committee, making her appointment a watershed moment, the company said.”
Montclair Woman Makes History At American Express, Joins Top Team
MONTCLAIR, NJ - American Express announced Friday that Montclair resident Glenda McNeal will become a member of the…
Fortune Magazine lists “19 Black economists to celebrate and know, this Juneteenth and beyond.” Dr. Kristen Broady, our dean of the college of business, is the only HBCU scholar in the list.
19 Black economists to celebrate and know, this Juneteenth and beyond
Black scholars are underrepresented in the economics profession, but their insights are sorely needed to shape better…
Alumna Nicole Tinson was part of the JusticeCon panel sponsored by Allen Temple AME and MSNBC. She is the founder of HBCU20x20.
Complete College did a feature on 20 recent college graduates, including 2 Dillard grads who finished in 3 years, Breanna Bailey and Seantrell Lemar.
20for20: The Graduates - Complete College America
CCA asked twenty new grads to shed light on their college experiences, from their motivation for enrolling to the…
Senior Toiya Smith was named a White House HBCU Competitiveness Scholar. She was joined by 2018 graduate Karmel Reeves, a Grambling State grad student, who was also named.
Ashante Hogan ’19 shares her story as a pediatric nurse during the #COVID19 pandemic on Dear World.
025 - I Don't Want to Scare Them - Dear World, #DearNurses
COVID-19 has not really affected babies and kids, right? That is what we were told when this first started. This is…
Dr. Kiki Barnes had her article “Diversity & Inclusion is Everybody’s Business” published in the June 2020 issue of the NACDA Athletics Administration Magazine.
Dr. Robert Collins commented on the renaming of Jeff Davis Pkwy for Xavier University president emeritus Dr. Norman C. Francis.
Name change planned for Jefferson Davis Parkway in favor of former longtime Xavier University…
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - For almost five decades, one man sat at the helm of one of the foremost historically black…
Alumna Megan Braden-Perry wrote her first story for The Today Show on 19 ways to celebrate Juneteenth as a family. She included music, books, screen and food, ALL black-owned.
19 ways to celebrate Juneteenth as a family
Juneteenth 2020 will be one to remember. How will you celebrate? Juneteenth commemorates the day slaves in Texas…
Recent alumna Shelby Stewart was profiled for her work to establish a hip hop museum in Houston.
This Houstonian is bringing the first hip-hop museum to the city
Hip-hop has always been about more than just the music. The intertwining of music, culture and Blackness emerging in…
Sophomore Zaige Wills was selected Governor’s Fellowship program in Louisiana Government, where he will work in a state cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge.
15 Louisiana college students named to Governor's Fellowship Program
Fifteen college students have been tapped to participate in The Lamar Governor's Fellowship Program in Louisiana…
And these two are a little more than a week old but 2 students played key roles in recent rallies. Junior Jada Sayles organized marches in Madison, Wisconsin.
Fifth night of Downtown demonstrations honors black people killed by police
Part remembrance and part celebration, hundreds of protesters against police violence peacefully congregated in…
And SGA president Traelon Rodgers was an organizer of a youth rally in Dallas, Texas.
Youth Lead United Rally for George Floyd at Dallas City Hall
A group gathered under the partial shade of trees on the front lawn of Dallas City Hall Friday afternoon for a Youth…
Just a reminder to everyone looking to support HBCUs. LOTS of us have great people who attend, graduate, and work at our institutions. With the right support, including transformational gifts, we could greatly expand the impact of HBCUs on the nation.