Author’s Showcase to kick-off student chapter here at Morgan State

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterMorgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication hosts “Authors Showcase,” a collaborative effort of the SGJC and the Women’s National Book Association, to kick-off a student chapter of WNBA at Morgan. During the event three prolific black female authors will come together at the school from 5-8 p.m. These three women are authors Sonja D. Williams, Marja Lee Freeman and Valerie Graves. Graves is a successful, seasoned black marketing and advertising specialist with over three decades of experience. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Graves didn’t allow being a mother at a young age to halt […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books, CAMPUS NEWS

Morgan State’s Retention director pens book on increasing retention rates

by Devon Ashby, The MSU Spokesman Staff WriterMorgan State University’s Director of Student Success and Retention released a new book on the degree gap completion rate amongst HBCUs. Tiffany Mfume’s book “What Works at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Nine Strategies for Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates,” focuses on the strategies that black colleges, particularly Morgan, are using to close the gap in degree completion. “We use the retention rate, which is the percentage of students that come back from the first year and return for the second year, and we also use the federal definition for graduation rate, […]

by · April 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books
Award Winning Author Discusses New Book at Morgan

Award Winning Author Discusses New Book at Morgan

By Zhanae AllenAward winning author Kaye Wise Whitehead discussed and held a signing for her new book in the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University on Tuesday.  Whitehead began the event with a presentation explaining the history behind her book, Notes from a Colored Girl. She explained that she obtained diaries from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. These diaries belonged to Emilie F. Davis and were written between 1863 and 1865.  She also discussed a technique used to develop her story.  Forensic Historical Investigation was developed by Whitehead to help her analyze and annotate the diaries. […]

by · November 23, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Books
Author and Activist Margarita Anderson

Activist Challenges Morgan to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Margarita Anderson helped Morgan State University celebrate Black history month by speaking about her “Empowerment Experiment” and promoting her new book Our Black Year at the TEDx talk at the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Anderson, an activist and author, also did a book signing on campus with Black Jack Legacy Enterprise (BJLE) in February. The events emphasized for students the importance of networking and supporting black business. The TEDx program, a nationwide series of events, stimulates dialogue about innovation by featuring a series of speakers. Sarge Salmon, TEDx Founder, invited Anderson to speak about her empowerment experiment. Anderson’s empowerment experiment […]