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Grambling's Hill records first quadruple-double in 25 years
Thursday, January 4, 2018
GRAMBLING, La. – Shakyla Hill notched a quadruple double in leading Grambling State (5-8, 2-0 SWAC) to a 93-71 victory over Alabama State (2-11, 0-2 SWAC) Wednesday at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Hill recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals. It is the first quadruple double of the season by any player in the nation, and
 
Remembering Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson died Dec. 19 at age 82. I feel it necessary to weigh in on her life story a little because she was a good friend. Peanut was born in 1935 when the atmosphere in America was not so welcoming for colored children, especially for girls. Growing up she played sandlot baseball with the boys. When the All American
 
Mid-term grade time for Triangle HBCUs
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Virginia State is the last man, er, woman standing as the only undefeated CIAA team (11-0) left. With the first semester coming to a close, time to take a look at how the Triangle HBCUs are fairing. WOMEN N.C. Central (2-10) After winning her first game as the new head coach, Trisha Stafford-Odom’s Eagles have come back to earth, winners of just
 
Va. teen makes history on U.S. Olympic speed skating
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
At just 17 years old, Maame Biney made history as the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speed skating squad, earning her a spot in the upcoming Winter Games. The Reston, Virginia, native landed her spot on the team Dec. 16 after two wins in the women’s 500-meter event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Kearns, Utah. In the first 500
 
No place like home for Alvin Parker
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Virginia Union alumnus Alvin Parker (with hat) has returned to his alma mater as the new head football coach. Parker, who was St. Augustine’s offensive coordinator, played for the Panthers in the late 1990s. He was named most valuable player in 1996 and 1998. He still holds the school record for touchdowns in a single season. He also helped coached
 
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