Priceless Vol 1 Number 10


Our Future Depends On It

Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at

Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends NSU

Bennett College Page 11

Senator Kaine Visits Hampton University Ahead of 150th Anniversary Gala

Remembers Dr. Sandra DeLoatch

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Free April/May 2018

UDC, Morgan, and Bowie State Offer $1M in Scholarships to DC

Entrepreneurs Page 6

DSU’s Winchester Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship


crisscrossing the

state, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine recently made a campaign stop at Hampton University for a “Student Town Hall on Higher Education.” Students filled the auditorium excited to hear from the man who could have been vice-president of the United States.

Although the former

governor planned to talk about access to higher education and supporting

also voiced their concerns about the teacher that

is gripping the

HBCUs, students shortage


As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,

Senator Kaine

is in a position to work on a solution.

Another problem that the senator is anxious to solve is the opioid crisis. Kaine’s mantra, addiction free by 2030, seems lofty but the problem is costing

the nation billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives are being lost to drug overdose.

The visit from Senator Kaine comes just weeks before the gala celebrating Hampton University’s 150th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of its president, Dr. William R.

Harvey. The gala will

take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

According to the City of Hampton’s website, “The

evening entertainment, will include

lasting memories, celebrating the institution's legacy excellence.”

history, and of

sponsorship opportunities and more


Healthy Recipe Editorial

HBCU Sports Opinion

This Edition’s Highlights Is 'Extreme Capitalism' Killing Our Kids?

Almost Vegan Lasagna NCAA Indoor Track and Field Predatory Lending Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Hampton Celebrates 150/40 Years! Honda Scholarship Program

For tickets, contact

Hampton University’s Office of Development at 757-728-4012 or email


Alisha Winchester (center), a junior English major, stands with DSU Acting President Wilma Mishoe (l) and Dr. Adenike Davidson, professor of English. Just before the photo, Dr. Mishoe informed Ms. Winchester, also a ROTC cadet, that she has been awarded the prestigious Harry W. Truman Scholarship.

Delaware State

For the second time in its history, a University

student The Truman Scholarship is the

recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.


has named Alisa Winchester, a DSU junior English major from Wilmington, Del., among

the 2018 recipients of the Truman Scholarship – a $30,000 award that will go toward her graduate studies.

Executive Vice President and Provost

Tony Allen said the honor is not only a significant milestone for Ms. Winchester, it is a high watermark for the University.


Tuskegee Researchers Develop Greener, Plant-Based Fertilizing System

Soon, that next scoop

of fertilizer you spread in your garden could be a new, more sustainable option developed


researchers at Tuskegee University.

and 15

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Dr. Michael L. Curry chemistry graduate

student Demetrius Finley have created a new means of delivering nutrients to plants that promises to be more effective, ecological and less expensive than conventional


Chemistry graduate student Demetrius Finley (left) and Dr. Michael Curry (right) of Tuskegee University

used by farmers and amateur green-thumbs alike.

Instead of combining fertilizing

nutrients with chemicals that may prove to be toxic to the ecosystem, the Tuskegee- developed system relies on recycling plant waste – which is in abundant supply.

Curry and Finley’s delivery system relies on maximizing the use of cellulose extracted from plant biomass – plant refuse

left over from agricultural harvesting

and processing that may have otherwise been discarded. This specific type of nanotechnology employs nanocellulose to offer farmers a more efficient and targeted way to feed their crops and increase plant production.

“Think of it as plants feeding plants,” said Curry, who is an associate professor


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