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Shaw’s volleyball streak snapped
Thursday, October 12, 2017
In a first for the university, Virginia Union is hosting the Virginia State Golf Association Intercollegiate Championship next week. The event features the best Virginia golfers from Division II and DIII schools in the two-day, 19-team event. “The significance of this event will be difficult for some to embrace,” Athletics Director Joe Taylor
 
NCCU awarded millions to close health care gap
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University has been awarded $16.3 million by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, for a new Research Center in Minority Institutions focusing on elevating the university’s health disparities research program. Led by Deepak Kumar, Ph.D.,
 
NCCU supports breast cancer awareness
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DURHAM – Go ahead. Share your story. North Carolina Central’s Student Health Center hosted its fourth annual Luncheon, "POP of Pink" last week to honor breast cancer survivors. Stories of encouragement, love, support and prayer was told as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Maxine Fitts was diagnosed
 
Five myths and facts about cholesterol
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
High cholesterol is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke, and is estimated to cause nearly 2.6 million deaths annually. Yet a survey from the American Heart Association shows that nearly two-thirds of people who have high cholesterol don’t think they’re at high risk for a heart attack or stroke. “My Cholesterol Guide” is
 
Plant easy care daffodils now for spring beauty
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau has declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the
 
Blacks’ dreams of homeownership still deferred
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th century that spoke about black America’s unique experiences. Also an author and playwright, his words in all media pricked our consciousness to wonder and ponder how we somehow remained so different from others after living more than 200 years in this land. One of my favorite
 
Gov. Cooper vetoes bill to eliminate 2018 judicial primaries
Monday, October 9, 2017
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s governor vetoed Republican-backed legislation that would have eliminated 2018 judicial primaries, among other electoral changes. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said Monday the legislation would erode voters’ ability to choose judges. The bill would eliminate primaries for 2018 judicial races ranging from the state
 
Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics
Monday, October 9, 2017
CHARLOTTE — Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte. It’s the largest philanthropic donation ever by the former NBA champion. The donation will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to open in 2020. “Through
 
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Exhibit showcases glamour of Ebony Fashion Fair

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I really want to hate Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. But he’s making it so hard. Growing up

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