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Black women face challenges in building wealth
Friday, May 1, 2015
WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into the national recovery, the unemployment rate for black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for black women, too. According
 
Black women killed by police are ignored
Friday, May 1, 2015
You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these black men were unarmed and killed by “law enforcement” officers. Their names have been part of a litany invoked when police shootings are discussed. Their deaths have been part of the impetus for the Black Lives Matter movement, especially because the
 
HBCU NEWS
Friday, May 1, 2015
N.C. CENTRAL The School of Law has received a $250,000 gift from Attorney John D. Fassett, a former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk at the time of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. The gift, received March 11, will assist the School of Law in creating an endowed professorship for a faculty member who can make contributions to legal reform in
 
CIAA softball, baseball championships this weekend
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Chowan swept Bowie State to win the CIAA North softball title, its fifth since joining the conference six years ago. The softball championship is April 30 to May 2 in Raleigh at Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Johnson C. Smith third baseman Morgan Hasty was named the CIAA Softball Player of the Year. Hasty batted .481 with 32 RBIs and eight home runs. In
 
Tee off for a good cause
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Banks Foundation is gearing up for its annual Triangle Golf Challenge on June 12. This year’s Challenge will head to the newly built Lonnie Poole Golf Course on N.C. State’s campus. (Disclaimer: I am a member of the foundation board.) The fundraiser’s proceeds will benefit Communities in School of Durham and the foundation. CIS, as
 
Coppin State student-athletes assist in cleanup efforts
Thursday, April 30, 2015
As the country watched their city burn, Coppin State student-athletes wanted to do something. They couldn’t let the images of burning buildings and police cars, along with looters running out of stores with armfuls of merchandise, people cutting fire hoses and rocks being thrown at law enforcement officials, being displayed on national television and
 
Hamptonís Joyner gets extension
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Winning a second tournament title and a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament can do wonders for your wallet. Hampton men’s basketball coach Edward “Buck” Joyner found that out Monday when the university gave him a multiyear contract extension. “We are extremely proud of the job that Coach Joyner has done at the helm of the
 
NC lawmaker wants to stop trying all 16-year-olds as adults
Thursday, April 30, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Supporters of a bill that would stop trying all 16- and 17-year-olds in North Carolina as adults when they are charged with crimes hope adding an advisory committee to oversee the change will help get the bill passed. A similar bill passed the House in 2014 but stalled in the Senate. This time, Rep. Duane Hall has added the advisory
 
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Black women face challenges in building wealth

WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in

Black women killed by police are ignored

You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these black

HBCU NEWS

N.C. CENTRAL The School of Law has received a $250,000 gift from Attorney John D. Fassett, a