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Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH • Basketball whiz Shawn Banks will host a Hoops Basketball Training Program April 5-26, 10 to 11 a.m. for 7- to 9-year-olds and 11 a.m. to noon for 10- to 12-year-olds at Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Rd. • Rex Healthcare needs over 500 volunteers for this year’s Rex Hospital Open May 19-25 at Wakefield Plantation.
Triangle HBCUs end spring season with scrimmages
Thursday, April 17, 2014
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Virginia State football player Lamont Britt pled guilty for his role in November’s CIAA football banquet fight. Britt, the only person charged in the incident that included an assault on Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson, received a suspended 45-day jail sentence and a year of probation attached to
From hearing impaired to hearing empowered
Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH – Danita K. Washington wants to bring the hearing impaired out of the closet. Deaf since age 6, Washington has created a foundation to bring awareness to the challenges and social stigma attached to being hard of hearing or deaf. The DKW Hear Me Speak Foundation will host Shoot2Hear, a charity basketball scholarship fundraiser, May 17 at the
Pitt named sports scholar of the year
Monday, April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON – Maryland Eastern Shore junior forward Ishaq Pitt was named the 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year award. Pitt was attending an annual symposium organized by Diverse Issues In Higher Education magazine, where he received the honor in a surprise announcement during an awards luncheon that recognized some of the
Drama, drama at St. Aug's
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Well, well, well! CC can’t even go on vacation without SOMEBODY acting ugly. Usually that’s us, but St. Augustine’s President Girlfriend beats us by a mile. When we heard that she was actually fired – which everyone knew, of course – we thought back to when she was first hired. After just a few months on the job, one of the
Football a health risk for low-income, minority players
Thursday, April 10, 2014
These are not the best of times for football, arguably America’s most popular sport. Although football’s popularity remains at a frenzied high and continues to generate substantial revenue in the pros and for many leading collegiate programs, the sport is in the midst of its toughest public relations campaign in a century. First, there was the
Bears host spring game
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Darian Brown N.C. Central The Eagles snapped a six-game losing streak and earned their first MEAC victory in the process with a 6-3 Sunday victory over Savannah State. Pitcher London Booker earned the victory with a complete game. In bowling, coach Karen Sanford announced her retirement this week after nine seasons. “We are truly appreciative of
WSSU’s Collins moves to UMES
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Bobby Collins is now a Hawk. Winston-Salem State’s men’s basketball coach accepted the same position at University of Maryland Eastern Shore this week. Collins, 48, led the Rams since 2006 and averaged nearly 20 wins per season. WSSU has advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament three of the past four seasons. "It feels like I'm coming home,
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RALEIGH • Basketball whiz Shawn Banks will host a Hoops Basketball Training Program April

Triangle HBCUs end spring season with scrimmages

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Virginia State football player Lamont Britt pled guilty

Ligon celebrates historic 60 years with dance

RALEIGH – “Hail dear Ligon, our alma mater, we thy sons and daughters greet