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Bowie State returns to final
Friday, February 24, 2017
CHARLOTTE – For the first time in four seasons, Livingstone won’t be in a championship final. Bowie State upended the Blue Bears 71-69 in a thriller of a semifinal matchup Friday night at the Spectrum Center. The Bulldogs return to the final for the first time since 2013, which they won over the Blue Bears. Livingstone committed 30 turnovers
 
NAACP urges North Carolina boycott
Friday, February 24, 2017
RALEIGH – The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state's conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections. It was the first step in a national boycott that could expand to include other economic and tourism measures, according
 
UNC BSM: five decades of striving for progress
Thursday, February 23, 2017
When Preston Dobbins arrived in Chapel Hill in the summer of 1967, he was adamant about stepping away from the civil rights activism that he had devoted years to while living Chicago. “By the time I started here, I really had absolutely no interest in any kind of political things,” Dobbins said in a 1974 interview at Carolina. “As a
 
FSU upends Shaw
Thursday, February 23, 2017
CHARLOTTE – For the second time in his two-year return, Joel Hopkins’ Shaw team failed to advance past its first game at the CIAA Tournament. The Bears, the No. 1 seed in the Southern Division, were defeated by Fayetteville State, 56-49, to end their season at 14-13. Shaw swept the Broncos in the regular season. “This was a knockout,
 
Black-owned lingerie line heats up the market
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Black British entrepreneur Sadia Sisay has created a beautiful line of lingerie called BeingU that minority women everywhere will love. Not only are her creations sexy and comfortable, but they are also designed to match a variety of skin tones. It all started when Sisay noticed that no lingerie was available that matched the skin color of black women.
 
NC group focuses on global trade to create jobs
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
CHARLOTTE – North Carolina exports more than $30 billion worth of goods and services annually, supporting more than 150,000 jobs. That is one of the many reasons why businessman Saul Berenthal hopes the state is able to continue international trade with places like his home country, Cuba. "There's a good opportunity for both the U.S., specifically
 
Budget raises teachersí salaries
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
RALEIGH – New North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday his two-year budget proposal will include average 5 percent raises for public school teachers annually to help aim toward getting salaries to the national average by the early 2020s. Cooper, a Democrat, made reaching the national average target a plank in his gubernatorial campaign. For
 
Lifting churchesí political restrictions could prove harmful
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
For years, conservative evangelicals have been advocating for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment — the section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code that prohibits charitable nonprofits from endorsing or opposing specific political candidates — claiming it infringes on their free speech rights. They have found a key ally in President Donald Trump.
 
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