• The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has donated $300,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. The donation will be used to fund a three-year tour of historically black colleges and universities of the museum’s “Discover Greatness” exhibit. It is estimated that 40 percent of the players in the Negro leagues attended a black college or university.

The exhibit includes 90 photographs, team pennants, and players uniforms as well as a video presentation chronicling the history of the Negro leagues. The exhibit will be showcased at Alabama State University in Montgomery in August and September and then it will move to Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

Virginia State University, the historically black educational institution in Petersburg, received a $391,311 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the university’s Upward Bound program. The program provides academic and guidance services to college-bound youths from low-income families in communities near the Virginia State campus.