Showing posts with label 2024 Presidential race. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2024 Presidential race. Show all posts

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Virginia State University to Be the First HBCU to Host a 2024 Presidential Debate

Virginia State University has announced that it has been chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host a 2024 Presidential Debate. Virginia State University is the first historically Black college or university ever selected to host a general election U.S. Presidential Debate. The debate, scheduled for October 1, 2024, is the second of three scheduled general election presidential debates. The debate will take place in the university’s Multipurpose Center.

“We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” said Makola M. Abdullah, president of Virginia State University. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide. Our university mantra is ‘Greater Happens Here,’ and we look forward to welcoming the candidates, the Commission on Presidential Debates, and the entire nation.”

“We have always been committed to excellence, inclusivity, and civic engagement,” added Eldon Burton, assistant vice president for government relations. “This incredible achievement will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the campus community, the university’s reputation, and the nation as a whole. Now people will know that not only does Greater Happen at VSU, but history happens here as well.”

Monday, November 13, 2023

Tim Scott ends presidential campaign

The only sitting U.S. Senator to throw his hat into the presidential race has suspended his campaign for the White House.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the two-term junior senator from South Carolina, announced late Sunday that he would no longer actively seek the Republican party nomination.

“Tonight, I suspended my campaign for president. Traveling this country and meeting all of you has been one of the most fantastic experiences of my entire life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. God Bless the United States of America,” he said via the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

Scott told Fox News he remains committed to a brighter vision of America.

“I am indeed suspending the campaign, but I am going to remain as committed to making sure that this country chooses the right person,” Scott said. “We should all be proud of this country.”


Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Cornel West launches presidential bid

Former Harvard professor and activist Cornel West launched a presidential bid Monday, announcing that he would be running as People’s Party candidate.