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Southernís Jamaal Martin earns highest GPA
Thursday, December 18, 2014
When Southern University defensive back Jamaal Ali Martin decided to be the best he could be academically, he never had a vision of being anything other than a very good college student. “It was solely to prove everybody who doubted me, or counted me out, wrong,” Martin said. “Now I can say ‘I told you so.’” Martin can
 
Whirlwind of coaching moves
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Kermit Blount never had a chance. Six years ago, Blount got the shock of his life when then Winston-Salem State Athletics Director Bill Hayes fired him as football coach. Blount had coached at his alma mater for 16 years, racking up two CIAA championships along the way, and becoming the school’s all-time winningest coach. When the Rams decided to
 
Livingstone women stay unbeaten
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Winston-Salem State men (6-1) have moved up to No. 3 in the latest Atlantic Region Poll. The Rams trail No. 1 West Liberty and No. 2 Glenville State. Virginia Union senior forward Ashle Freeman became just the third women’s player to score more than 1,500 points in a Monday night loss to District of Columbia. Freeman had 26 points in the game. And
 
Military children enjoy Christmas holiday in the hangar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
MORRISVILLE – The TAC Air building at Raleigh-Durham International Airport received a special person by helicopter – the jolly man in red himself. Santa disembarked from the chopper as squealing children gathered on the front lines of the hangar greeted him like an old friend. The United Service Organization of North Carolina made Santa’s
 
New initiative helps Durham fight poverty
Thursday, December 18, 2014
An initiative to help those in poverty fight it and its negative effects has come to Northeast Central Durham. REAL (Relationships Equipping Allies and Leaders) Durham is a collaboration between a host of agencies: End Poverty Durham, Durham Congregations in Action, East Durham Children’s Initiative, Healthy Families Durham and the Durham Economic
 
HBCUs grad rates disappointingly low
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A recent analysis of black graduation rates at a large group of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education found at least half had graduation rates of 34 percent or lower. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average national graduation rate is 59 percent while the
 
Black Caucus holds panel with law enforcement
Thursday, December 18, 2014
RALEIGH – The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, both at the hands of law enforcement, and subsequent national protests in their names have dominated our television sets. The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus held a panel discussion last week with local law enforcement to discuss what the community can do to combat such events from
 
Republican diversity: Blacks need not apply
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Unlike the Republican National Committee, our national party apparatus, most of the 50 state party committees are stuck in the 1960s when it comes to the black community. Exhibit A for this was the annual weekend gathering for the Republican Party of Virginia that took place two weeks ago in Dulles, about 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C. This is a
 
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Southernís Jamaal Martin earns highest GPA

When Southern University defensive back Jamaal Ali Martin decided to be the best he could be

Whirlwind of coaching moves

Kermit Blount never had a chance. Six years ago, Blount got the shock of his life when then

Livingstone women stay unbeaten

Winston-Salem State men (6-1) have moved up to No. 3 in the latest Atlantic Region Poll. The