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DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC
Saturday, September 20, 2014
RALEIGH – The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year. Wake County District Attorney Ned Mangum said Friday his move was prompted by a June 30 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional rights of people to
 
HBCUs reaching bigger audience
Thursday, September 18, 2014
For one delicious moment, I thought the world had turned upside down. There, listed in Saturday’s TV listing were two scheduled HBCU football games – back-to-back! And on a local network, no less. Must be a misprint. It wasn’t. WRDC-TV (Channel 12 on Time Warner Cable) is broadcasting sports programming from the new American Sports
 
Central Park Five get money, but no apology
Thursday, September 18, 2014
“It is all overwhelming and bittersweet,” Yusef Salaam told the Amsterdam News. The men, known as the Central Park Five, now will get their $41 million from New York City for their wrongful convictions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed determined that the boys-to-men, wrongfully convicted and then exonerated, would get no compensation under his
 
Eagles women release schedule
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Former Hillside High standout Tamoria Holmes has been named to the Chowan women’s basketball coaching staff. Holmes is a graduate of Howard University, where she played on the women’s basketball squad. She led the MEAC in scoring in 2012 with 18.3 points per game, and helped the Bison advance to three MEAC Tournament finals. “Tamoria was
 
Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit
Thursday, September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents and oral histories on the push for civil rights. A few things set this exhibition apart from the multitude of this
 
NCCU HOF full of good times
Thursday, September 18, 2014
N.C. Central There were so many wonderful memories at last week’s hall of fame. Everybody looked so good! All-American volleyball player Shari Matthews said she didn’t believe it at first about her induction. She asked her father to read the letter to her three times and it still didn’t fully sink in until she returned home from a
 
John Avery celebrates 75 historic years
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DURHAM – What started as a small center for neighborhood boys to play games and have fun has turned into a historic landmark serving the community’s youth for 75 years. The John Avery Boys & Girls club (previously the John Avery Boys Club) was first located in the Bull City’s downtown area on Fayetteville Street. It was named after
 
Toler does St. Paulís proud
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Former St. Paul’s College great Greg Toler (left) had a highlight-reel interception against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night. Toler is a cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, and with St. Paul’s shutting down, he is etched in history as the only Tigers player to be drafted. N.C. Central (1-2) vs.
 
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DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC

RALEIGH – The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges

HBCUs reaching bigger audience

For one delicious moment, I thought the world had turned upside down. There, listed in

Central Park Five get money, but no apology

“It is all overwhelming and bittersweet,” Yusef Salaam told the Amsterdam News. The