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Stage set for showdowns over potential HBCUs contractions
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Around the same time lawmakers in the N.C. Senate recently floated the idea of closing Elizabeth City State University, the United Negro College Fund reported that the Koch brothers, who routinely support Republican candidates and right-wing causes, had made a $25 million donation to the UNCF to help struggling HBCUs. Although financially ailing Elizabeth
 
Access Denied: BET Awards not a positive experience for black press
Saturday, July 26, 2014
“At a black event , there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie Goodloe, who has done large-scale photo shoots here for more than 12 years. A group of veteran photojournalists and media professionals in Los Angeles have joined their colleagues across the nation in outrage at the recent rejection of
 
Ben Carson outpaces Hillary Clinton in latest quarter
Thursday, July 24, 2014
President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to build for his eventual successor. Many names have been thrown around, but there’s a growing consensus that Hillary Clinton will be nominated to represent the Democratic Party in 2016. As Clinton prepares to make history as America’s first female
 
McCrory signs Common Core changes into law
Thursday, July 24, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has begun a rewrite of the Common Core education curriculum. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation Tuesday that includes the review and revision of the state's reading and math curriculum in K-12 schools. Four other states have also passed laws to rewrite the standards. The law directs the State Board of Education
 
North Carolina mayors join filmmaker to combat bullying
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Several North Carolina mayors have joined forces with an initiative to help stop bullying in local schools. Mayors in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Mooresville and North Wilkesboro, and over 170 other mayors around the country, have signed a partnership with the U. S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project to develop a new initiative
 
Forestry head gets schooled at taxpayer expense
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taxpayers are helping paying for the head of the N.C. Forest Service to get a degree in forestry, a credential already held by his predecessors and many of his subordinates. J. Scott Bissette, an assistant agriculture commissioner in charge of the N.C. Forest Service, received $2,515 this year in tuition assistance from the state, according to documents
 
Weight management helps reduce black women’s depression
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DURHAM - Maintaining your body weight may also reduce depressive blues, according to a new Duke University study. Nearly half of the 185 low-income black female participants, ages 25-44, and experienced reduced depression during an intervention program aimed at helping them maintain their weight. Each woman had a body mass index of 25-35 (considered at
 
Wake County schools adds diversity officer
Thursday, July 24, 2014
CARY – Wake County public schools wants to make sure all students receive equitable treatment. As the newly appointed superintendent for equity affairs (a first for the district), Rodney Trice is responsible for developing/implementing diversity plans and monitoring programs and processes that sustain diversity, equity and respect. “I think
 
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Stage set for showdowns over potential HBCUs contractions

Around the same time lawmakers in the N.C. Senate recently floated the idea of closing Elizabeth

Access Denied: BET Awards not a positive experience for black press

“At a black event , there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be

Ben Carson outpaces Hillary Clinton in latest quarter

President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to