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Cost, ineffectiveness of NC death penalty drives decline
Friday, October 13, 2017
RALEIGH – The human and financial cost of the death penalty is taking its toll on the punishment. Death sentences have declined by 90 percent in North Carolina since the 1990s, and data and feedback from district attorneys suggest capital punishment has had its day in the Tar Heel State. There've been five death sentences in the last five years,
2 groups brace for affirmative action challenge
Friday, October 13, 2017
Two organizations are interpreting a U.S. Department of Justice letter as “proof” that the department is hell-bent on challenging affirmative action. The letter was a response to their Freedom of Information Act request for information about departmental plans to investigate admissions policies and practices at Harvard University. The two
CIAA undefeateds battle for first
Friday, October 13, 2017
Bowie State (left) has moved up four notches to No. 14 in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll. Over in Division I-FCS, North Carolina A&T is at No. 11, and Grambling State is No. 19. North Carolina Central is No. 25 on the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll. In junior college, Louisburg College is still undefeated (5-0) and ranked No. 18 in the latest NJCAA
Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
Friday, October 13, 2017
WASHINGTON — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in
Staff, students lift Siler City Elementary
Thursday, October 12, 2017
SILER CITY — One of the telltale signs that Siler City Elementary students were turning the corner last school year was when some of them began cutting in on their playground time in order to knock out a few more math problems. All of a sudden, multiplication was fun. Educational board games were not boring games. A culture of learning was born.
Shaw’s volleyball streak snapped
Thursday, October 12, 2017
In a first for the university, Virginia Union is hosting the Virginia State Golf Association Intercollegiate Championship next week. The event features the best Virginia golfers from Division II and DIII schools in the two-day, 19-team event. “The significance of this event will be difficult for some to embrace,” Athletics Director Joe Taylor
NCCU awarded millions to close health care gap
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University has been awarded $16.3 million by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, for a new Research Center in Minority Institutions focusing on elevating the university’s health disparities research program. Led by Deepak Kumar, Ph.D.,
NCCU supports breast cancer awareness
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
DURHAM – Go ahead. Share your story. North Carolina Central’s Student Health Center hosted its fourth annual Luncheon, "POP of Pink" last week to honor breast cancer survivors. Stories of encouragement, love, support and prayer was told as part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Maxine Fitts was diagnosed
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Shaw alumnus named DPS superintendent

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Brandon Parker: overlooked no more

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