• Johnnetta B. Cole, who served as president of both Spelman College and Bennett College for Women, will receive the ROBIE Humanitarian Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The award will be presented this March at the foundation’s annual awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

• Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion at Princeton University, was the honoree in the education category at the first annual Black Entertainment Television Honors held at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.