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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
You don’t call the police on poverty
Saturday, January 7, 2017
I arrived at the Durham Co-op Market on Jan. 2 for coffee and to finish some writing. As I approached the market’s front door, a middle-aged black man standing on the side of the building stopped me and asked for “spare change.” Little did he know I was four days from payday and had absolutely no money. I was living on a credit card for
NCCU announces search committee for new chancellor
Friday, January 6, 2017
North Carolina Central recently announced appointments to the Chancellor’s Search Committee that will recommend a successor to late Chancellor Debra Saunders-White. The 22-member search committee includes representatives of the NCCU Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, administration and students, as well as alumni and community members. The committee
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Concert

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16th African American Cultural Festival

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BOOK: Author wants women to ‘Be Still’

Be Still By Marilyn Randolph Crystal City Publishing “Be Still” is the first work

Durham rapper runner-up in Verizon contest

“Gold medals on my neck … don’t give it up and I’m a take it,”

Shaw makes impressive bowl debut

Shaw football made an impressive showing at the inaugural HBCU Spirit of America Bowl last