Today’s Communiqué – 6.21.24

1. “Sentencing Donald Trump”, by Wendell Griffen

2. Culturicity – The Culture of the City The Inaugural Festival on Little Rock Nine Way

3. Compassion In Action Re-Entry Fundraiser Honoring Judge LaTonya Austin Honorable

4. ‘Education as an Equalizer’ Partnership Announcement (Philander Smith University + Synchrony Bank)

Philander Smith University  Media Advisory

WHEN:              1 PM CST, Tuesday, June 25

WHERE:            Philander Smith University – Kendall Building Atrium

                           900 Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock

WHAT:              Philander Smith University and Synchrony Bank will announce the ‘Education as an Equalizer’ Partnership aimed at advancing education equity. This initiative will expand access to higher education, skills training in high-growth fields, and financial literacy for underserved communities and its own workforce.

In the next five years, Synchrony Bank and its foundation will invest more than $50 million in three key areas: creating pathways to college completion, building skills for the future, and closing the financial knowledge gap.

CONTACT:        Sericia Nelson

                           [email protected]



Founded in 1877, Philander Smith University is one of the oldest private, historically Black institutions of higher learning in Arkansas. A four-year liberal arts University, the institution is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is the only United Negro College Fund member school in the state.  Philander Smith University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of NCA.


Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company delivering customized financing programs across key industries, including retail, health, auto, travel and home, along with award-winning consumer banking products. With more than $166 billion in sales financed and 72.4 million active accounts, Synchrony brings deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, innovative solutions and differentiated digital experiences to improve the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. More information can be found at and through Twitter: @Synchrony.


5. Arkansas Minority Health Commission, D’Andre Seals Suicide Prevention Project, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Host Soul Shop for Black Churches

6. St. Mark Baptist Church and HEAL Collaborative Host Lung Cancer Education & Community Conversation

7. Registration Now Open: The Village Place’s 2024 Our Voices Program