Mississippi HBCU alumni leaders in a letter appealed to lawmakers to reconsider proposed legislation that would close public colleges in the state.

Three historically Black colleges and universities are among the public institutions of higher leaning in Mississippi that are in jeopardy of being closed if Senate Bill 2726 passes.

Dr. Tracy Cook will become the third Alcorn State University president and the second on an interim basis since April when Felicia Nave, the HBCU's first woman leader, was fired.

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A five-year-old drummer from Louisiana has received a band scholarship from Alcorn State University.


Legendary SWAC basketball coach Dave “The Wiz” Whitney died Sunday at his home in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was 85 years old. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Whitney coached at Texas Southern University from 1964-1969 before moving on to Mississippi’s Alcorn State University (1969-1989,1996-2003) where his legend would be cemented. Read more from the Sun Herald: He’s […]

School Name: Alcorn State University Location: Alcorn State, Mississippi Year Founded: 1871 Number of Students: 3,682 undergraduate students Specialty Programs: Robotic Engineering Greek Life: • Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. • Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Omega Psi Phi […]

Rudy Chestang, a former Alcorn State University (ASU) Braves basketball player, has filed a lawsuit against the university and Dr. Alvin T. Simpson, a psychology professor, for sexual harassment, according to WJTV.com. SEE ALSO: Spike Lee: Hollywood Doesn’t Know About Black People Chicago-native Chestang arrived in Lorman, Miss., in 2005, after accepting an athletic scholarship […]