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DPS scholar-athletes honored at banquet
Friday, June 9, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham Sports Club honored the best and brightest Durham Public Schools students Wednesday evening at its annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Night. Two students from each of the nine DPS schools were nominated for the four scholarship awards: two $1,000 scholarships and two $2,000. The nominees submit an application and transcript, which is
 
VUU to induct 6 into athletic HOF
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Virginia Union will induct six former student-athletes into its annual athletic hall of fame in September. Tickets go on sale on July 1. The inductees: Andre Braxton played for the Panthers from 1997 to 2000, and gained 5,008 career yards and 63 rushing touchdown. Braxton won the Alonzo "Jake" Gaither Award, otherwise known as the "Black Heisman," in 2000
 
Black media success is a win for all
Thursday, June 8, 2017
One of the best things about having a column is showcasing some of the good work my colleagues are doing in HBCUs sports. There’s the Black College Sports Page, published by Lut Williams, found in many black newspapers or online; Onnidan.com, founded by Eric Moore, which has one of the best sports forum chat rooms you’ll find anywhere; Donal
 
A&Tís Belcher gets top honor
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
North Carolina A&T sprinter Christopher Belcher was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year. He is the first Aggie to receive the honor. Belcher and 12 teammates are competing this week at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. He will compete in the
 
Wallace to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
CHARLOTTE — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver to race at NASCAR's top level since 2006 when he replaces injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Richard Petty Motorsports said Wallace, more commonly referred to by his nickname "Bubba," will be the replacement in the No. 43 until Almirola returns. "Driving the famed
 
Bounce TV and YMCA launch campaign to save lives
Thursday, June 1, 2017
This summer Black Kids Swim, a Maryland-based, nonprofit organization, has partnered with Bounce TV and the YMCA to encourage more black children to learn the life saving skill of swimming. According to the USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African-Americans do not know how to swim. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
 
N.C. A&T women add transfer
Thursday, June 1, 2017
UNC Greensboro graduate transfer Jade Scaife will join the Aggies women’s basketball program. Scaife played four seasons with the Spartans and started 34 games. She earned another year of eligibility after sustaining a season-ending injury this past season. Scaife has enrolled in A&T’s Master’s of Computer Science Cyber Security track
 
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Durham Fight Night at Armory

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