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  • Rebuilding with Bynum: President talks direction and future of ‘Thee I Love’

    Rebuilding with Bynum: President talks direction and future of ‘Thee I Love’1

    by Rachel James-Terry Inside his top-floor office with large windows that overlook a sprawling, picturesque campus, Dr. William B. Bynum Jr, Jackson State University’s 11th president, is hundreds of miles away from his hometown of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. But it’s a place that’s never far from his heart. It was there that he found

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  • Mr. Hollywood

    Mr. Hollywood0

    by L.A. Warren Jackson State University theater professor Yohance Myles overcame many obstacles growing up to become a highly regarded theater performance instructor and Hollywood actor. He’s played many characters in film and onstage, having recently completed dramatic roles in Fox’s Shots Fired and OWN’s Queen Sugar. After surviving life-threatening conditions as a teenager in

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  • Historically Fresh: Students Start Clothing Brand Promoting HBCUs

    Historically Fresh: Students Start Clothing Brand Promoting HBCUs0

    by Rachel James-Terry The relationship among Jackson State University students Javier High, Karmeen Powell Childress, Jasmyne Tomlin, Joseph Harris, Bari Yakubu and Tony Harris is reminiscent of the hit ’90s sitcoms “Friends” and “Living Single.” Assembled around a conference room inside the Department of Communications, the divergent band of millennial entrepreneurs could not seem more different on the surface. Yet, one

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  • When Culture Snapped: Grad designs app to fill social media void

    When Culture Snapped: Grad designs app to fill social media void0

    by Rachel James-Terry Pop culture and African-American culture is too expansive to be whittled down and compressed into a social media hashtag, says Jackson State University graduate Frederick Burns, the founder of app development company RuniT LLC. To be clear, the 26-year-old has no issue with hashtags, but he believes his filters offer more freedom

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  • Stepping Outside the Box

    Stepping Outside the Box0

    by Rachel James-Terry Growing up in the rural South presented its challenges for Dr. Rodney Washington, associate professor of education at Jackson State University. “It was unforgiving to be a nerd,” he says. “You only had two choices, football and basketball. I was, you know, artsy and kind of geeky. I wanted to sketch and

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