Steve Harvey awarded Kent State incoming freshmen thousands in scholarships

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Kent State University, member of Omega Psi Phi and Talk show host Steve Harvey announced that he will be covering the college tuition for eight incoming freshmen. The scholarships are in honor of Devin Moore, a senior studying journalism from Cleveland who suddenly died playing basketball at the school’s recreation center….

Amazon to Bring Computer Science to Seattle Public Schools

SEATTLE, Washington — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Seattle Public Schools announced a new partnership to bring computer science and robotics to up to 30 Title 1 Seattle Public Schools as part of the Amazon Future Engineer program. “This partnership with Amazon will give our students of color the opportunity to see engineers who look like…

The Palace of Auburn Hills and Surrounding Land to be Redeveloped

DETROIT, Michigan — Tom Gores chairman and CEO of private equity firm, Platinum Equity and owner of the Detroit Pistons NBA franchise announced today the formation of a joint venture to redevelop the Palace of Auburn Hills and its surrounding land. Livonia, Mich.-based Schostak Brothers & Company will serve as the lead partner and manage the future…

Dwaun Warmack named ninth president of Claflin University

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina — Claflin University today announced Dwaun Warmack as it’s ninth president. The former Harris-Stowe State University president who led St. Louis’s flagship historically black colleges to record gains in enrollment, sponsored research and retention, will lead one of the nation’s top insitutions in STEM research and alumni engagement. “I am honored to…

Jordan Brand welcomes WNBA stars Durr & Nurse

BEAVERTON, Oregon — The Jordan Brand welcomed New York Liberty stars Guards Asia Durr and Kia Nurse, as new members of the Jordan Brand family. Asia Durr and Kia Nurse became teammates in April when the New York Liberty selected Durr 2nd overall in WNBA Draft presented by State Farm. Nurse, a second-year player on…

Rihanna’s Fenty Release 5-19 Collection is now available

PARIS, France — Following its rollout and first official viewing in Paris, France on Wednesday afternoon, Rihanna’s luxury fashion line in collaboration with LVMH is now available for the public. Her first collection is “The Fenty Release 5-19” collection. Rihanna is the first black female designer at the the luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis…

Texas to approve $1.6 billion for teacher raises

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Thursday that the state is going to spend $1.6 billion on raises for teachers. “In the inauguration, I made some pretty bold promises to the people of Texas,” said Abbott, sworn into his second term in January. “I said we must reward teachers in school districts…

Greektown Casino sale to Penn National approved

DETROIT, Michigan — The $1 billion sale of Dan Gilbert’s Greektown Casino-Hotel gained final approval on Tuesday by Michigan regulators. Four members of the Michigan Gaming Control Board voted unanimously in favor of the sale. The all-cash deal is scheduled to close early Thursday morning. “This is the final step in the approval process,” Wilmott said. “We’ve already obtained approvals…

Rihanna talks Fenty Fashion Line, Next Album & More

NEW YORK, New York — Robyn Fenty,  better known to the world as music icon Rihanna, opened up in an penned interview with T magazine’s Jeremy O. Harris on the launch of her Fenty fashion brand with LVMH, music and more. The 31-year-old  made history by becoming the  first black woman  in charge of a…

Oprah donates $500,000 to New Jersey High School

NEWARK, New Jersey — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey donated $500,000 to support the “Lights On” program at West Side High School, started by Principal Akbar Cook during a suprise visit. The high school program opens its doors several nights a week to give students a place to go and be safe. The donation will support…