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  • Inefficiencies in broadband service have persisted for underserved communities, like HBCUs and their neighboring areas, since before the Covid-19 pandemic. But the shutdown highlighted both the importance of and disparities surrounding affordable and accessible high-speed internet access for vulnerable populations.Although $18.4 million dollars have been designated to expand broadband services at HBCUs in the state of Alabama, it will take until the end of the decade to see sustained progress.In this season finale of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn highlights why closing the digital gap is necessary now rather than later.
  • This week on Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn breaks down food deserts - what they are, the communities most affected by them and some of their lasting effects - and she offers some right-now remedies to improve equitable food access for the people that need it the most.
  • LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) — A $2.5 million federal grant will help develop new workers with a goal of expanding economic development in rural west Alabama.The…
  • Artist Chris Cumbie shaped his nontraditional, artistic style in rural Alabama. From a young age, his grandfather taught him how to use what was around…