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Black and proud: Top black high school seniors showcased
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Even though the courts ruled that segregation in the education system was unconstitutional in 1954, it took many years before black students were truly integrated. Some would argue that it still hasn’t happened. One aspect of that inequality is not just being given the same education, but also being rewarded in the same way. “Over 40 years
Community says final goodbye to NCCU chancellor
Monday, December 5, 2016
DURHAM – Hundreds gathered Friday for a final celebration of the life of North Carolina Central University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White on North Carolina Central’s campus Saunders-White, 59, the university’s 11th presiding and first permanent female chancellor, died on Nov. 26 after a battle with kidney cancer. “Deb loved NCCU
Black-white earnings gap at 1950s level
Thursday, December 1, 2016
DURHAM – In a complete reversal of fortune, the median earnings gap between black and white men has returned to the level of the 1950s. That was the conclusion of new research by Duke and Chicago university economists. But there’s a caveat: The earnings gap between college-educated black men and black men with less education is at an all-time
Black Lives Matter is what started it all
Sunday, November 27, 2016
DURHAM – Black Lives Matter. Shawna Williams says that is what started it all “As a retired educator, I believe that education is the first step in showing our children that black lives matter, that their lives matter,” she said. So she started the Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ tutorial program two years ago on a leap and a prayer.
NCCU celebrates life and legacy of chancellor
Saturday, November 26, 2016
DURHAM – A Celebration of Life tribute for North Carolina Central Chancellor Debra Saunders-White was held Dec. 2 in McDougald-McLendon Arena. Saunders-White’s funeral is Dec. 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hampton, Virginia. “Her loss is nearly immeasurable to our community, but her influence on higher education and her
High dropout rates plague virtual charters
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
State education leaders may be reporting lackluster grades and soaring dropout rates in two new virtual charter schools in North Carolina but customers, by and large, seem satisfied. That’s the synopsis of a draft report on North Carolina’s virtual charter pilot, which includes two schools – N.C. Virtual Academy and N.C. Connections
9 historic black sites nominated to national register
Monday, November 21, 2016
RALEIGH – Nine properties of historic significance to the state’s black community community will soon be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places thanks to a $70,000 Underrepresented Community Grant from the U. S. National Park Service. The purpose of the URC grant program is to provide funds to state, tribal, and local governments

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Eagles move softball games

Fayetteville State sophomore Chinwendu Maduegbunam (right) last week was named a recipient of

Will the real Shaw Bears please stand up

Shaw women are 2-6 (as of Dec. 9). The Bears haven’t opened a season this bad since the

Education forecast for 2017

The year is drawing to a close, but its accomplishments in K-12 education say much about what we