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Panel addresses police force against black men
Thursday, September 25, 2014
DURHAM – Trayvon Martin dominated the headlines in 2012. This year, it’s the shooting of Michael Brown. But what about all of the other black men who didn’t make the news? Move Durham Forward, a panel discussion put on by the Beulah Project Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities through the arts, media and law, examined
 
Community leaders honored at gala
Thursday, September 25, 2014
GARNER – Laughter, chatter and applause were the distinct sounds of an evening at the Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner. Set amidst a backdrop of crystal chandeliers, shiny silverware and a spiraling staircase, the North Carolina Black Women’s Empowerment Network’s third bi-annual “Women Uplifting Women” gala was nothing short
 
Common Core review commission holds first meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2014
A North Carolina commission tasked with reviewing and replacing the Common Core State Standards met for the first time Monday to determine first steps and elect two co-chairs, one being Gov. Pat McCrory-appointed IBM Executive Andre Peek. “I am a supporter of Common Core, and I have been since its inception,” Peek told N.C. Policy Watch.
 
Stand Down helps Durham’s homeless veterans
Thursday, September 25, 2014
DURHAM – Another year, another stand down to help homeless veterans in the Bull City. The annual Bull City Stand Down is a one-day event that provides resources and services to homeless military men and women. Veterans were able to receive a hot meal; medical, dental and mental health care; information about services in the community, job counseling
 
ECSU changes coaching staff
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The annual CIAA Basketball Media Luncheon is Oct. 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center. A new format has been added this year, or rather an old format has returned. The media will be allowed to interview the coaches from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and then the Q&A session with broadcaster Stan Lewter begins at 1 p.m. The luncheon will also be video streamed.
 
Rams renew auto contract
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Winston-Salem State last week signed a new three-year contract with Modern Automotive. Part of the deal involves three leased vehicles for the athletic department. “Everything we do is about relationships, partnerships and sponsorships; and we are happy today to embark upon a new opportunity with Modern Automotive, and we look forward to a long, last
 
Livingstone is – gasp! – undefeated
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fayetteville State is 0-3. Livingstone is 3-0. Who would have thunk it? OK, OK, certainly not yours truly. Yes, I have ragged on the Blue Bears over the years, and with good reason. They have been the laughingstock of the CIAA over the past decade. Remember that three-year winless streak (2009-11)? LC’s last winning season was in 1998 under then
 
Conference season begins
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Shaw (1-2) vs. Lincoln (1-2) The Bears rallied in the fourth quarter for a 20-17 win over UNC Pembroke. Shaw trailed 17-0 at halftime, as the Braves capitalized off two turnovers. After getting on the scoreboard in the third to trail 17-6, Shaw scored 14 points in the fourth while holding Pembroke scoreless in the second half. Junior wide receiver
 
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