Gimel Pinto and Kyra Edwards, communication major and minor, respectively, were selected from a host of undergraduates across the nation to serve as student reporters for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)-Africa Correspondents Corps (HBCU-ACC).
The new initiative aims to provide student journalists and political scientists attending HBCUs with professional development exposure and experience beneficial to pursue a career as an international correspondent or political commentator.
HBCU-ACC will also work to broaden and deepen networks between HBCU students and their counterparts in Africa and the global African Diaspora.
Kyra and Gimel join the first cohort of student journalists from Xavier University, Hampton University, Howard University, and Morgan State.
Both students are members of UVI Association of Black Journalists the first and only student media organization affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists in the Caribbean.
To learn more, see https://cfas.howard.edu/hbcu-africa-correspondents-corps.