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Christine Johnson McPhail fills husbandís role at St. Augustineís
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
RALEIGH – Christine Johnson McPhail was named St. Augustine’s University’s 13 president effective Feb. 24. McPhail fills the vacancy left after the death of her husband, Irving Pressley McPhail, in October. “We are excited and fortunate to have an innovative, proven credential leader of Dr. Christine McPhail’s stature to lead
Hockey skates honor first black NHL player
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
EXETER, N.H. – As an extension of its commitment to making hockey more diverse and inclusive, Bauer Hockey designed a custom skate graphic celebrating the achievements and life of Willie O'Ree, the National Hockey League's first Black player. Built as part of the skate's boot, the design features an image of O'Ree and inspirational phrases related to
Multimillion-dollar gift has HBCU leaders envisioning what's possible
Monday, February 22, 2021
The word “transformational” was used frequently by leaders of historically Black colleges and universities to describe multimillion-dollar grants they received from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. In most cases, Scott’s gifts to 22 HBCUs, ranging from $4 million for Voorhees College in South Carolina to $50 million for Prairie View A&M
REVIEW: The United States v Billie Holiday
Monday, February 22, 2021
It’s a major showcase. Viewers can watch the brilliant musical talent Andra Day take center stage as she crosses over into the world of film acting. With the bright lights on her, she summons up an astonishing, all-in, Oscar-caliber portrayal of Billie Holiday. A feat achieved by Diana Ross five decades ago. Same role, similar story. But Day’s
Wake Tech Barber School in the Black Friday Market
Monday, February 22, 2021
RALEIGH – In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Friday Market collaborated with the Wake Tech Barber School to bring student barbers into its exciting new retail space in downtown Raleigh. Students gave basic haircuts and trims while customers browsed a broad selection of products from black entrepreneurs. The barbering profession is one
Durhamís Geer Cemetery exhibit on display
Sunday, February 21, 2021
The Museum of Durham History, in partnership with the Friends of Geer Cemetery, remembers the many African American women who forged a way to better their community despite the obstacles placed in their way by racial segregation and oppression. The two organizations have teamed up to present stories of women buried in Geer Cemetery, in a special,
Why we canít let the current moment of change through our fingers
Sunday, February 21, 2021
The murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department and the outrage from not just the Black community but communities throughout the entire country have created an energetic moment for universities to do some serious transformations. For too long, we’ve been satisfied with “not being racist.” We haven’t been focused on
In memory of Clara Gaines
Friday, February 19, 2021
In case you missed it last week, Clara Gaines, wife of the late, great Winston-Salem State basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines, passed away at the age of 95. The Gaineses were married for 55 years. Coach Gaines died in 2005. Flashback CIAA Since the CIAA Basketball Tournament is kaput this season, Aspire TV is rebroadcasting regular
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Many Black parents feel conflicted over school reopening

Legislation would require public schools to reopen, worrying Black parents about sending their