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COLLEGE HAPPENINGS: Black female students
Thursday, April 28, 2016
N.C. STATE New research from North Carolina State and Pennsylvania State universities finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials. “We assumed
 
HBCUs continue APR improvement
Thursday, April 28, 2016
While the overall Academic Progress Rate and nearly every measured demographic continue to improve, teams at historically black colleges and universities have made significant and remarkable progress. The single-year APR for HBCUs increased from 918 to 956 in the past five years, with many schools benefitting from NCAA programs designed to support academic
 
JCSU’s Capers off to CFL
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Former Johnson C. Smith wide receiver Avius Capers has signed a contract with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. The Carolina Panthers signed Capers to a free agent contract last year. He caught 136 passes for 1,553 yards and 13 touchdowns at JCSU. MEAC/SWAC Challenge Teams have been announced for the 2016 and 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge. This
 
New indoor football league in Raleigh
Thursday, April 28, 2016
I’ve been in mourning since April 21. Every time I started to come out of my purple funk, somebody would play “Purple Rain” or show the movie, and it would start all over again. Since Prince was a very good basketball player in high school, I can mention him in my sports column. (I was going to anyway.) I saw Prince, The Time and Vanity
 
Appeals court orders expedited review in voter ID case
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ordered Thursday an expedited review of Monday's decision by U.S. District
 
McCrory seeks extra lottery profits for new initiatives
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let him use unanticipated extra profits from the North Carolina lottery in part for several new education initiatives and others that never before benefited directly from the state-run numbers games and scratch-offs. McCrory's budget adjustments for next year released this week would distribute almost
 
Burr already scuttling new Obama court nomination
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – President Barack Obama's latest pick Thursday to fill a longstanding vacancy in eastern North Carolina's federal courts already appears scuttled by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who blames the president for not acting in good faith. The White House announced Obama had nominated former state Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson of
 
Advocates call for end to discriminatory auto loans
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice. All of the actions were taken to resolve claims of discrimination in auto lending. To date, over $200 million in fines and restitution have been made to minority car
 
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Impact of parent incarceration on NC children

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Shaw celebrates school year with athletic social

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