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Priceless Vol 2 Number 5


THE HBCU ADVOCATE


Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com


JSU Has Only Accredited School of


Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends Opinion:


Public Health in Mississippi


Page 3


Screening of Miniseries Filmed at Hampton University, a Success


Remembering George H.W. Bush's 'Commitment' to HBCUs


Page 13


Free Fall/Winter 2018


McKinney Named Texas Southern's Head Football Coach


Page 10


Celebration Bowl: A Tale of Two Players Named Johnson


US Congressman Bobby Scott, actor Richard Brooks, Mrs. Norma B. Harvey, Victoria Rowell, Dr. William R. Harvey and Leslie Cash


BY HAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAMPTON,


Va. –


Hampton University staff, faculty, friends and family walked the red carpet laid out in the lobby of the Cinema Café in Hampton, VA for the launch screening of the six-part miniseries, Jilly.”


“Jacqueline


absolutely incredible. movie reveals


and


“I thought the movie was This


the struggles


that families deal with every day in regards to opioid addiction.


It doesn't matter


the race, creed or color, this problem affects all families. I always tell our students to stay away from drugs, because they will ruin your life,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “Ms. Rowell was a joy to work with on this project. On her movie debut, my daughter, Leslie, also did an amazing job. Ms. Rowell


and her crew are


Darryl Johnson, Jr. – North Carolina A&T BY A.J. JONES


invited back to Hampton any time.”


“Jacqueline and Jilly” is a six-part miniseries


which


was filmed on Hampton University’s campus, in VC Suites and the Hampton University Museum, the oldest African American museum in the United States and one of the oldest museums in the state of Virginia. HU staff and students acted


as extras, including Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, and his daughter, Leslie Cash. The


series stars Victoria


Rowell (“The Young and the Restless”), alongside Richard Brooks, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Nikko Austen Smith and Shannon Wallace. Zachary L. Hines II, Hampton University alum, was the composer for the mini-series.


The first launch screening JACQUELINE AND JILLY PAGE 11


This Edition’s Highlights


Healthy Recipe Editorial


Is There a New Reason for the Season? Fall Kale and Farro Salad


HBCU Sports HBCU Presidents Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


NSU Versus North Carolina A&T JSU's Public Health Program Celebration Bowl Dell Scholars Program 15 4


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Dr. Asgede Hagos BY DELAWARE STATE


Dr. Asgede Hagos, Professor of Mass Communication,


is currently of China’s economic traveling


through Uganda and Burundi, examining the impact


development


strategy in Africa. His research is supported by a sabbatical leave from Delaware State University while completing the manuscript for In Africa’s Hands: Engagement with China, a Chance for Self-Determination.


Last week, Dr. Hagos published a research update in the form of a commentary


Greensboro, NC – The 2018 Celebration


Bowl, a match up of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champions against the Mid-Eastern


Athletic Conference (MEAC)


champions, will be played in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium on December 15. North Carolina A&T (9-2) will face off against Alcorn State (9-3) for a rematch of the 2015 Celebration Bowl. The Aggies won the 2015 contest 41-34 but in 2018, both teams have a not-so-secret weapon with the last name of Johnson.


Noah Johnson – Alcorn State Although the phrase “There is no I


in team,” is often used by coaches, Sam Washington, head football coach at North Carolina A&T and Fred McNair, head football coach at Alcorn State will both admit that they each have a unique and extremely talented individual on their team. North


Carolina A&T is fortunate to


have defensive end Darryl Johnson, Jr, who was recently named MEAC defensive player of the year. “He is one of those guys who is willing to put in the extra time and give the


CELEBRATION BOWL 11


Delaware State Professor Studies China’s Engagement with Africa


for the Delaware State News in Dover,


entitled, “Truths and falsities about China in Africa.” This article summarizes the state of current news coverage about what is increasingly being referred to as “China’s debt-trap diplomacy.”


China’s investments in Africa are driven,


Hagos explains, by that nation’s “insatiable appetite for Africa’s minerals,” and Africa’s own “huge demand for infrastructure financing.” Over the past 20 years, China has advanced hundreds of billions of dollars in loans, grants, aid, and direct investment to nearly all 54 nations on the continent.


Western sources attribute China’s


investment as “Beijing … luring these poor nations into ‘debt traps’ it intends to leverage in its quest for global domination.” Hagos notes that Djibouti, Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, and the Republic of the Congo have already taken on such heavy loans as to create serious “debt distress.”


however, is the tendency of Western narratives to characterize African leaders and their governments as China’s victims. He points out that “the leaders who negotiated these loans on behalf of their respective peoples are


DELAWARE STATE PAGE 3 What Hagos’ research leads him to reject,


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