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Hampton sailing captures team
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Hampton University’s sailing team earned its second straight Henry Luce Trophy last weekend at Cornell University. The Pirates scored 36 points to slip by Christopher Newport with 44 points and Cornell at 58 points. The victory qualifies the team for the War Memorial Regatta in Geneva, New York, next weekend. “This was a solid finish to a
Shaw releases schedules
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Coach Jacques Curtis released his upcoming 28-game schedule last week. Shaw will play 13 nonconference teams and participate in three tournaments. The Bears open the season Nov. 11 in the Challenge Tournament at Winston-Salem State. They will take on Shepherd and Pitt-Johnstown in the two-day event. Shaw’s home opener is Dec. 5 against
New app for black travelers
Thursday, October 19, 2017
In 1936, Victor Hugo Green, a letter carrier who lived in Manhattan, published the “Negro Motorist Green Book,” a listing of hotels, restaurants and other businesses where blacks would be welcome and safe in the era of Jim Crow. The Green Book became enormously popular and was published until 1966. More than 80 years later, the South Carolina
Raleigh city workers demand fair wages
Thursday, October 19, 2017
RALEIGH – The Raleigh City Workers Union, chapter of UE local 150, hosted an informational picket Tuesday at city hall. The Raleigh City Council was scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., when employees cannot attend. Alongside workers, many community supporters from the Triangle People’s Assembly, Black Workers for Justice, Raleigh Police Accountability
Shaw alumnus named DPS superintendent
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
DURHAM – Franklin County Schools’ loss is Durham Public Schools’ gain. Pascal Mubenga, superintendent of FCS since 2015, was introduced Monday night as the new superintendent for DPS. Mubenga beat out 41 candidates for the top job. “I am grateful for the opportunity afforded to me as the superintendent of Durham Public
The Confederacy was a con job on whites
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I’ve lived 55 years in the South, and I grew up liking the Confederate flag. I haven’t flown one for many decades, but for a reason that might surprise you. I know the South well. We lived wherever the Marine Corps stationed my father: Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas. As a child, my favorite uncle wasn’t in the military, but he did pack
Brandon Parker: overlooked no more
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
It's never the right time to say goodbye to a 6-foot-7, 309-pound left tackle who has fought his way into the spotlight. North Carolina A&T fifth-year senior Brandon Parker was once overlooked by college football teams coming out of A.L. Brown High in Kannapolis. Now, NFL scouts can’t look away. Neither can the media. It is not often that
People skills primed Pittsboro Elementary’s Poston
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
PITTSBORO — It’s Chris Poston’s people skills that are enabling students to flourish at Pittsboro Elementary School. “Mr. Poston is really good at building trust,” Pittsboro Elementary assistant principal Sarah Petty said. Five years ago, Poston was trusted with the keys to Pittsboro Elementary. He developed into the school
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Exhibit showcases glamour of Ebony Fashion Fair

RALEIGH – Ebony and Jet magazines gave blacks an avenue to read positive and uplifting

Hard to hate on Coach K

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

St. Aug's, Broncos battle for first

Virginia State climbed into the AFCA Coaches Division II Poll for the first time since 2014 at