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Former NCCU AD writes book
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fayetteville State has a new band director. Rodney D. Chism is a former Jackson State assistant band director and chief arranger. Chism will direct the Marching Bronco Express, FSU Pep Band and FSU Concert Band. WOMEN St. Augustine’s Welcome back, Kotter. Uh, we mean, Anthony. Jeffries was on furlough due to recent budget cuts. Personally, CC
 
Moton overcomes demons to write autobiography
Thursday, July 17, 2014
LeVelle Moton led North Carolina Central to a record-setting season in men’s basketball, including the university’s first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. But Moton’s biggest – and toughest – accomplishment just may be the release of his autobiography. “The Worst Times Are The
 
Rose returns to Hampton
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Donovan Rose has been a player, an assistant coach and a head football coach for his alma mater over the past 25 years. You can now add athletic director to that list. After being released by the university last season, Rose is returning as assistant athletic director of athletic fundraising. “After coaching, it was good to have a chance to step
 
SPORTS SHORTS
Thursday, July 17, 2014
RALEIGH • A senior men’s 3 on 3 basketball league for 50 and over will begin later this month at Barwell Community Center, 5857 Barwell Park Drive. Registration ends July 21. Games will be played Tuesday evenings. • Lake Lynn Community Center will offer a touch football league for ages 5 to 8. Registration is July 21 to Aug. 2 at any
 
First Tee adds STEM to summer camps
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – Kevin Covington knew of First Tee’s reputation in Atlanta. So when his 8-year-old nephew, Jalen Carter, wanted to try golf, it was a no-brainer. “I immediately went online to see if there was a First Tee in this area,” said Covington who coaches at the School of Science and Math. “I knew what a good program it
 
Budget debate forces painful and unnecessary choices
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Which would you rather lose: a hand or an eye? The smart answer to that question, of course is “neither, I need to keep both.” They are both critically important and play very different roles in helping a person function. Unfortunately, that seems to be the question that North Carolina lawmakers continue to play at in the fight between the
 
A challenge for the hip-hop generation
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hip-hop news lately has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media. Dame Dash is blaming Lyor Cohen for the downfall of Rocafella Records. Lil Wayne thanks the world for supporting his bull. Chris Brown and Drake are in the studio
 
Nothing essential about Essence
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I wrote a column three years ago titled “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the preeminent magazine for black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its decent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, it has sponsored an annual party during the
 
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case