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Envisioning the South without people of color
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Donald Trump’s assent to the nation’s highest office has re-energized hate groups who denounce America’s growing multiculturalism. Immediately after the election, supporters openly engaged in intimidation, harassment, and violence against immigrants, Muslims, women, gays, and people of color. A property in one community was defaced with
Full Frame receives NEA grant
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
DURHAM – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to the Center for Documentary Studies to support the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The funds
Weary North Carolina voters wish for a less acrimonious 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
OXFORD, N.C. – In politically divided North Carolina, weary voters are hoping elected officials can set aside differences and effectively govern after a bruising election and bitter fight over transgender restroom access. The Republican-controlled legislature is due back Wednesday, tasked with working with a newly elected Democratic governor, Roy
SCOTUS temporarily blocks NC
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
RALEIGH – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering North Carolina legislators to redraw state legislative districts by March 15 and hold special elections within the altered districts this fall. Tuesday's court order granted the request of North Carolina Republican legislative leaders and state officials to
HBCU all-star games highlight talent
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Shaw seniors Keelan Jones, Venson Jones Jr. and Bruce Parker Jr. will participate in Sunday’s HBCU Spirit of America Bowl in Virginia Beach. The bowl will feature 110 top HBCU football players across the country. The players will join their coach, Adrian Jones, who was named one of two head coaches for the game. Keelan Jones was named second-team
Cooper seeks consensus, but draws line
Monday, January 9, 2017
RALEIGH – Starting his term amid acrimony with Republicans, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vowed in his inaugural address Saturday to "do everything possible to reach consensus" while setting limits and pressing his case to expand Medicaid coverage and getting rid of a law limiting gay rights. Speaking only to a television audience after a
HBCU ‘equality lawsuit’ resumes
Monday, January 9, 2017
On Jan. 9, the remedial portion of litigation brought by a coalition of former and current HBCU students against the state of Maryland will begin. In October 2013, District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake ruled in favor of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, saying Maryland had violated the U.S. Constitution by perpetuating
Luckie & Walker lift VUU to 12th win
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Virginia Union University's Jayda Luckie scored 20 points while teammate Lady Walker grabbed 20 rebounds, as the Panthers defeated Fayetteville State, 73-50, on Saturday. The win keeps the third-ranked Panthers undefeated at 12-0 and 3-0 in CIAA play. VUU's Alexis Johnson scored 19 points while also grabbing seven rebounds. "We got off to a little bit of
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Advocates for campus safety reach out to Trump Nominee

RALEIGH – The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary

Your money in 2017

CARY – After the holiday season, we look at our waistlines and make a resolution to lose

King holiday brings hope and wariness

Next week will be one of contradiction for many. On Monday, we will celebrate the legacy of Dr.