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Meet the new Miss Black USA
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Proving that the third time really is the charm, Connecticut resident Tonille Watkis claimed the honor of 2016 Miss Black USA on Aug. 7 at the annual pageant at the University of the District of Columbia. Amidst her win, she received pushback from other women because of the racial distinction. “People will constantly question why there’s a Miss
BOOK: White attorney pens book on race
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I See Color By Robert Pellegrino Robert Pellegrino believes all men are created equal. His life has been defined by those words and in his effort to change the mindsets of how whites perceive blacks, he has penned a book called “I See Color,” which documents his journey educating himself on the issue of race — from personal relationships
Can the Rams stay on top?
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Winston-Salem State is back on top. The question now is, can it stay there? The CIAA South is the youngest of the two divisions: two coaches are new, one had the interim tag removed and two more are in their second seasons. WSSU coach Kienus Boulware is the “old man” heading into his third year. That just makes it all the more competitive
Eagles ready to make history
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina Central football has the chance to become the first team in program history to win three straight conference championships. But while the hoopla and high expectations surround the players and coaches, a small dark cloud hovers in the background waiting to hide the rainbow. It’s 2014: The Eagles are on the road at
Stereotyping is never a good idea
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and, in particular, the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening. I wouldn't want to walk around the streets of Roseland, Englewood or a number of Chicago neighborhoods at night. Actually, I don't think I would want to walk around them during the day.
Dignity project showcases the ‘real’ Durham
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
DURHAM – Who gets to tell our stories? Who gets to record our history? These questions and more are the driving force behind a summer program that turns Durham high school students into historians and activists. The Bull City Dignity Project — facilitated by Duke University seniors Cindy Li and Lara Haft and funded by the Kenan Institute for
School supplies that celebrate black culture
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Remember how exciting it was as a kid to go shopping for school supplies? But every one's stuff looked the same – until now. Introducing Innovative Supplies, a black-owned online store that sells unique school supplies that celebrate black culture. The idea was the brainstorm of 27-year-old single parent Nneka. Based in Columbus, Georgia, she seems
Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
Monday, August 22, 2016
The oldest millennials – nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City's Twin Towers – are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation's youngest adults – now nearing 20 themselves – find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism
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