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Vol 3 Number 3 Priceless


THE HBCU ADVOCATE


Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com


Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends


Hampton University's Band Receives Proclamation from City of Hampton


Page 13


Youngest Ph.D. Candidate to Graduate from Delaware State Continues to Shine


NSU Celebrates Dr. Martin


Luther King, Jr. Day


Pages 8-9


Travel: Mother and Daughter N.C. A&T Alums Rediscover the Bahamas


Page 4


MVSU Leads Efforts For Marker Commemorating Fannie Lou Hamer


Free


Fannie Lou Hamer Dr. Jalaal A. Hayes Photo Courtesy of Lincoln University


BY BRENDA BUCHANON, CONTRIBUTING WRITER From his early


life


in his North Philadelphia neighborhood, Dr. Jalaal A. Hayes intentionally decided to become a part of the world of academia. Today, Dr. Hayes has made history and is un- apologetically happy about his academic


accomplishments,


his stance on mentorship, and giving back to his community. He is young, gifted,


and


black with a humility that may surpass most of us. Historically


Black Colleges


and Universities (HBCUs) are an integral part of his life as he is an alumnus of Lincoln University and Delaware State University. Dr.


Hayes credits his parents on and those expectations, community


with instilling in him their expectations, and then, he acted


hard academically expressed


by working and


remembering “where he came from.” His mother, Kathleen, is a school librarian, and his father, Tracey J. Hunter Hayes, an educator as well, is the current Director of Library Services


at Delaware


University. Hayes has siblings.


State three


His inspiration to pursue a doctorate degree in his chosen field of science comes from a background of caring parents and a community who had his back. He has shown


DR. HAYES PAGE 14


Healthy Recipe Editorial


THIS EDITION’S HIGHLIGHTS Traitors, Anarchists & Enablers in Congress?


Breakfast Scramble Tacos


HBCU Sports HBCU Careers Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Vote for the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS We Are Hiring The Essence of a Woman Gilman-McCain Scholarship


Photo: Library of Congress BY MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY


ITTA BENA, Miss.—After months of intense planning, a group from Mississippi Valley State University has received approval to proceed with a project that will erect the first historical marker commemorating the historic stance taken by Fannie Lou Hamer to ensure voting rights for all Americans. MVSU Associate Professor of History Dr.


C. Sade Turnipseed and students in her Public History course, led by Nigerian native Brian Diyaolu, have been given the green light by the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors to place a marker at the Sunflower County Courthouse in Hamer’s legacy.


Indianola to commemorate


The historic marker will be unveiled MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PAGE 13


UNCF Awards $1.2M to Four HBCUs to Establish Liberal Arts Innovation Centers


Institutional recipients charged with developing centers that focus on merging liberal arts into technical degree fields


the


Dr. C. Sade Turnipseed


Photo Courtesy of MVSU


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UNCF President and CEO Michael L. Lomax BY UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND


UNCF announces the awarding of Liberal Arts Innovation Grants to four institutions participating in the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative (CPI). The initial investment from UNCF provides up to $300,000 to each institution to create a campus-based or virtual


Photo Courtesy of UNCF


liberal arts innovation center that focuses on merging the technical discipline of STEM, healthcare, education and finance into the liberal arts. The development of these Liberal Arts Innovation Centers (LAIC) will enable the institution to expand the research, provide INNOVATION CENTERS PAGE 10


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