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Black swim meet lacking a major sponsor
Friday, June 1, 2018
After having its numbers shrink due to boycotts over the HB2 bill in 2016, the National Black Heritage Swim Meet is bigger, badder and better than ever. Held over the Memorial Day weekend at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center, the meet hosted its largest crowd in its 16-year history with 1,036 swimmers from 52 teams competing for bragging rights and
St. Aug’s Kalawan earns top honor
Friday, June 1, 2018
In the shocking news of the week category, Tonia Walker announced her resignation as Winston-Salem State’s athletics director. Walker has been AD for the past four years and a member of the Rams athletics department since 2000. “While this is a bittersweet moment for me, I have to do what is best for my personal and professional lives,”
James Burch retires after stellar career
Monday, May 28, 2018
CHARLOTTE – The CIAA helped honor basketball coordinator of officials James Burch for his long-term service. Burch will retire on June 1 after nearly six decades in the business. Burch has been the CIAA officials coordinator for 18 years, but his time with the conference dates back to 1959, when he first began his officiating career. In 1969, he
NCCU coaching tree branches out
Friday, May 25, 2018
Cleo Hill Jr. became the fourth North Carolina Central alumnus to gain a head-coaching job at an HBCU in the Triangle/Triad area. Hill was officially named Winston-Salem State’s men’s basketball coach on May 21, a place his father, Cleo Hill Sr., helped make famous as a player and teammate of Earl “the Pearl” Monroe. Ironically,
HBCU football news
Thursday, May 24, 2018
North Carolina A&T graduate Brandon Parker inked a four-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Parker was taken by Oakland in the third round of the NFL Draft. He was the MEAC offensive lineman of the year for three straight seasons. SWAC Media Day More SWAC fans will be able to watch the annual football media day in July. The event, held at the
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Thurgood Marshall, born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 2, 1908, was the first African-American