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SBA Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, are now automatic. The changes mean borrowers of home and business disaster loans do

Morehouse College Announces New Commencement Date

ATLANTA—Morehouse College has moved its 136th annual Commencement to Dec. 13, a date that was chosen by students and administrators to reduce the community’s exposure to the novel coronavirus disease. The decision was made in partnership with leaders from the Class of 2020 and the Student

Effective March 17, 2020, Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service

** Online Services Remain Available ** All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  However, we are

MVSU extends Spring Break to March 23 amidst Coronavirus outbreak

ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) continues to closely monitor the global health emergency and outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19.  With cases confirmed in the State of Mississippi and nearby states, the possible risk of exposure to the MVSU community has increased, prompting University

JSU extends spring break another week in response to coronavirus

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University joins Mississippi’s other public universities by modifying class schedules for the 2020 spring semester to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, thus resulting in the extension of spring break by one week. All classes will resume the following week on Monday,

MEAC Announces Suspension of All Sports Competitions

NORFOLK, Va. (March 12, 2020) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the suspension of the remainder of its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, which is being held at the Norfolk Scope Arena.Additionally, all spring sports competitions are being suspended through the end of

MEAC ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF ALL SPORTS COMPETITIONS

NORFOLK, Va. (March 12, 2020) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced the suspension of the remainder of its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, which is being held at the Norfolk Scope Arena.Additionally, all spring sports competitions are being suspended through the end of the

UNCF Statement about the 2020 New Orleans UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

After consultation with key supporters, donors and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has decided out of an abundance of caution to move the date of the upcoming New Orleans UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14.