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Greek letter day at Legislature
Friday, May 20, 2016
RALEIGH – The legislative building of the General Assembly was brimming with sorors and frat members proudly displaying their respective colors on Wednesday morning. As the active legislature gets underway, many citizens, organizations and other groups took advantage of North Carolina’s Legislative Day, including members of the nation’s
 
NSU's Vickers signs 3-year deal
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Norfolk State coach Larry Vickers recently signed a three-year contract to coach the women’s basketball program. Vickers moved over to the women’s side on an interim basis on Jan. 20 after the departure of Debra Clark. The interim tag was removed on March 8. “We were impressed with the improvements that the women’s basketball
 
CIAA concludes season with awards ceremony
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The CIAA concluded its 2015-16 season with the annual spring awards reception in Charlotte. (Read about the winners on our blog.) For the 13th straight season, the SIAC led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance. The average number of fans was 6,074 per game for a total of 328,016 for the season. The highest attended game was the
 
Overeating is occupational hazard for pastors
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Seymour Wattenbarger isn't nearly the man he once was. Physically speaking. A year ago, Wattenbarger tipped the scales at 325 pounds, but a healthy diet has allowed the 76-year-old Baptist preacher to trim down. He's shed 75 pounds – and counting. "My clothes didn't fit me," he said. "My suits were too small. I felt terrible. My doctor informed me
 
Computer genius turns back on Microsoft, Google
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Jordan Kunzika is a 21-year-old computer genius who says he often was the only black person in his computer science classes. He is a Google Generation Scholar and has done internships with both Microsoft and Intel. But when both companies recently offered him a full-time job, he turned them down and decided instead to partner with his friends, Brian
 
BOOK: Ageless trainer, model and bodybuilder
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined To Be Fit – The Ageless Journey of Ernestine Shepherd By Ernestine Shepherd Shepherd, 79, is a personal trainer, fitness expert and marathon runner. The Guinness Book of World Records’ Oldest Female Body Builder has released her new book, “Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined To Be Fit – The Ageless
 
Nu Development aims to give back to the community
Thursday, May 19, 2016
When Dosali Reed-Bandele and Cimarron Reed first met in the late 1990s, they were in college with Reed-Bandele attending Livingstone College and Reed at Saint Augustine’s University. “I was visiting a mutual friend at St. Augustine’s and we lost touch. A year later we saw each other at Black College Day in Raleigh — and the rest is
 
KYN: Friends bond over belly dancing
Thursday, May 19, 2016
April LaMar and Debbie Richardson (center) became friends in an unconventional way – by learning belly rolls and hip shakes. As part of the Sunanda Tribe at Morrisville’s World of Motion Studio, LaMar and Richardson are the only two African-American female belly dancers at the studio. The Sunanda Tribe, which stands for
 
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State workers, union members take concerns to Legislature

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