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Sweets for the Sweet
Friday, April 13, 2018
WOMEN N.C. Central Sophomore third baseman Ava Dolan was named the MEAC softball player of the week after batting .636 in four games last week, including road wins at Campbell and Bethune-Cookman. Dolan knocked out three home runs and amassed five RBIs and five runs scored. The Las Vegas native has an 11-game hit streak and 12 multiple-hit games. NCCU
 
Should my wife wait until 66 to claim benefits?
Friday, April 13, 2018
Dear Rusty: I will be at my full retirement age of 66 in June. I now work part-time and plan to continue for the foreseeable future. My wife will be 63 in June. She now works full time but plans to shift to part-time in the near future. I prefer to delay applying for Social Security as long as possible. Should my wife wait until she is 66 to claim her
 
New federal guidelines threaten freedoms for some groups
Friday, April 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New guidelines from the Trump administration that claim to protect religious freedoms may actually infringe on more freedoms than they protect. A new report from the Center for American Progress found the "religious exemptions" open the door for discrimination across dozens of federal agencies and programs. The guidelines limit
 
‘Two societies: one black, one white’
Thursday, April 12, 2018
On July 23, 1967, Detroit exploded in rioting. Five days later, 43 were dead, 7,200 had been arrested and $22 million worth of property had been destroyed. It was just the latest in a string of more than 100 disturbances that shook American cities during “the long, hot summers” of the mid-1960s. Before the embers cooled, President Lyndon
 
Professor’s research rejects stereotypes of black women athletes
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tomika Ferguson recalls the words that were the genesis of her ongoing research on women of color in college athletics. As an elite student-athlete, she was once described as a “workhorse” with “natural athletic ability.” Ferguson, an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth
 
Shaw aspires to be FSU's next great golfer
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Fayetteville State has had a storied golf program since its inception in 1970. In the 47 years of sponsorship, the Broncos have won 26 CIAA Championships and six PGA National Minority DII Championships. FSU has participated in seven NCAA Super Regionals and one national championship. A multitude of prodigious golfers has laid the way in building the legacy
 
NCCU student makes history
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
NCCU junior elementary education major Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, making her the first African-American woman to hold this position for the organization. The ASG is a student organization designated to represent the interests of students in the deliberations of the UNC Board of Governors. In
 
Morehouse’s Brewer earns DII award
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Morehouse coach Grady Brewer was voted the top Division II basketball coach of the year. In recognition of the honor, he is the recipient of the 2018 Clarence E. Gaines Award. Brewer, who just finished his 18th season, led the Maroon Tigers to a 25-3 overall record, 18-1 SIAC. Morehouse won 18 straight games and was ranked No. 1 in the NCAA South Region.
 
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