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Grambling University Is Looking To Become First HBCU To Offer Women’s Gymnastics

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Grambling University Is Looking To Become First HBCU To Offer Women’s Gymnastics

The HBCU is looking to support the next generation of Black gymnasts. Grambling University recently hosted a gymnastics conference and is looking to become the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to offer women’s gymnastics, The Associated Press reports. The university recently hosted 100 Black and brown gymnasts for the Brown Girls Do Gymnastics conference. The organization was founded in 2015 by Derrin Moore to provide “scholarships, coaching, training and other forms of support to athletes from underrepresented and marginalized groups.” In addition to helping athletes develop, the organization also provides workshops to assist parents with supporting their young athletes and...

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Virginia State University Set To Forgive Student Balances For Those Enrolled Within The Last Year

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Virginia State University Set To Forgive Student Balances For Those Enrolled Within The Last Year

This is the best way to support students! Virginia State University (VSU) is set to forgive the student account balances for those enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grio reports. The university recently announced that it would be forgiving balances for students enrolled during the pandemic, utilizing money received through the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. The act was passed in March 2020, allotting $2 trillion in stimulus funds for economic recovery resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly $31 billion of that money was designated for schools. Since then, VSU used the funding to improve air quality at the...

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18-Year-Old Kendall Jackson Is Headed To Howard To Join Their Inaugural Women’s Golf Class

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18-Year-Old Kendall Jackson Is Headed To Howard To Join Their Inaugural Women’s Golf Class

Move over Tiger Woods! 18-year-old Kendall Jackson is headed to Howard University to join their inaugural women’s golf class, Golf Weekly reports.  Jackson was just six-years-old when she first started playing with the First Tee of Greater Houston. While she enjoyed her time with First Tee, she didn’t always love golf, the game growing on her slowly but surely. It wasn’t until 8th or 9th grade that she even began frequenting the golf course weekly, working her way up the ranks in a junior league. When the tournament was over, she just kept going.  “At first, I’m going to be honest; I...

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LeVar Burton Is Finally Guest Hosting "Jeopardy!" This Week

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LeVar Burton Is Finally Guest Hosting "Jeopardy!" This Week

We've been waiting for this! After months of waiting, fans will finally be able to watch LeVar Burton guest-host "Jeopardy!" this week. The former host and executive producer of "Reading Rainbow" will take the helm of the beloved show, July 26-30, following the departure of "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, who was the guest host previously.  Guest host @levarburton is reading next week’s clues and categories! As part of his appearance, Jeopardy! will donate to his chosen charity, Reading Is Fundamental. @RIFWEB pic.twitter.com/r3GksqjHMX — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) July 25, 2021 Last November, fans launched a petition to get Burton as...

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First Black Rodeo Queen of Arkansas Is Teaching Importance of Farming To Youth

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First Black Rodeo Queen of Arkansas Is Teaching Importance of Farming To Youth

She’s piquing the interest of youth early! The first Black rodeo queen of Arkansas is teaching the importance of farming to youth, 5 News Online reports. Ja’Dayia Kursh first became involved in rodeos when she was 13 years old, participating in pony express riding for the Arkansas Seven before spending two years with the Old Fort Days Dandies. This organization championed diversity for women in equestrian sports for four decades.  In 2017, on her 17th birthday, Kursh was crowned Miss Rodeo Coal Hill of Arkansas, making history as the first Black rodeo queen in the state. Since then, Kursh has secured several sponsorship...

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