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Campus racial intolerance sparks call for change
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Karla Holloway is distressed. The James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English at Duke University, who retired last year, doesn’t like how a senior administrator used his power and influence to cause two campus coffee shop contract workers to lose their jobs last week because he was offended by some of the lyrics in a song they were playing. The
House GOP looks for right message after rough primaries
Monday, May 14, 2018
WASHINGTON — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues’ wipeout in high-profile primary elections last week. Republican congressmen lost across the board in key races. Two of them bruised each other so badly in Indiana’s
Cooper links teacher pay plan with halting some tax cuts
Sunday, May 13, 2018
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed budget adjustments Thursday that would give teachers average pay raises of more than 8 percent, to be paid for by blocking some tax breaks Republicans approved for corporations and six-figure income earners set to take effect in January. “It’s tax fairness for teacher pay,” the Democratic governor
Southernís Pugh heads to rival
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Longtime Southern women’s basketball coach Sandy Pugh has moved her pumps over to rival Prairie View A&M. Pugh led the Jaguars for 18 seasons and produced four SWAC Tournament championships, four NCAA Tournament berths and four NIT appearances, and over 300 victories. "PV is at the forefront of everything in our conference. The growth has just
Zebulon Middle student heads to Carnegie Hall
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
ZEBULON – “…not a lot of kids go to New York, and barely any go to Carnegie Hall.” But Tristen Johnson, 13, is about to do both. Tristen, a seventh-grader at Zebulon Middle School, has been selected for the 2018 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform as a cellist with the Honors Junior Orchestra
Church ministry comforts on Motherís Day
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
ELIZABETHTOWN – Mother's Day is a time of joy and sadness. Mothers are very special and having to learn to live without them can be pretty tough. Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church assists families with the ministry, "When Mom is Gone" (WMIG), pronounced WeMig. It is a therapeutic Christian-based support ministry designed to help families
What's up with the NFL's HBCU love fest?
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Historically black colleges have been a rising topic of conversation in pop culture over the last few years, and thankfully, not all of the discussion has been around HBCU campuses dealing with negative elements of higher education. People, and mostly black folks, are talking about HBCUs with a slowly building sense of optimism about what they offer to
Pioneering women celebrate progress in the judiciary
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
There have only been seven women to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court in its 199-year history. In comparison, 92 men have served during that time. Closing the gender gap on the state’s highest court is a work in progress, but it was clear at an event earlier this year that the women who have already served are trailblazing a path for the
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NCCU coaching tree branches out

Cleo Hill Jr. became the fourth North Carolina Central alumnus to gain a head-coaching job at an

Study: Growing wealth gap between seniors and families

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PHILADELPHIA – The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for