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PWIs and HBCUs need to create partnerships
Monday, July 2, 2018
Inclusivity has become an increasing focus on college campuses across the country, which has resulted in an emphasis on attracting more students of color. However, recent reports have highlighted the inability of many institutions to provide the supportive environments for students of color to be successful and persist. Supportive environments are
 
Systemic discrimination worsens health outcomes for minority males
Monday, July 2, 2018
Men in the United States tend to have more privilege, wealth and career success than women, yet they lead shorter and unhealthier lives. This reality is compounded for men of color, who have some of the poorest health in America. This can be traced in part to systemic oppression and discrimination of these populations, according to a new report authored by
 
Sex abuse news 'wake-up call' for pastors
Friday, June 29, 2018
DALLAS – The revelations of sexual abuse of women and the mishandling of it by Christian leaders offer a "divine opportunity" for the Southern Baptist Convention and its pastors to take a stand, attendees were told at a panel discussion last month. The event, "Gospel Sexuality in a #MeToo Culture," was held on the eve of the SBC's annual meeting in
 
How former student-athletes are equipped to fill workforce gap
Friday, June 29, 2018
In a 2018 study, LinkedIn researchers found the No. 1 skills gap across the United States workforce is in communication — soft skills such as collaboration, articulation and receptiveness to feedback. Knowing these abilities are lacking in the workforce and desired by employers in all professions should give former student-athletes the confidence
 
VSUís Cannon earns sports club honor
Friday, June 29, 2018
Virginia State running back great Trenton Cannon was named the Peninsula Sports Club In State Male of the Year. Cannon received the award Monday night at the Newport News Marriott City Center. Cannon, last season’s CIAA offensive player of the year, averaged 245 all-purpose yards a game, en route to 1,387 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. The Trojans
 
Jack Danielís whiskey recipe invented by former slave
Monday, June 25, 2018
Jack Daniel’s is a popular whiskey and alcoholic beverage that people all around the world have been drinking for more than 150 years. But many are not aware of where this famous whiskey came from and who invented it. The truth is the recipe was actually created by a former slave named Nathan "Nearest" Green. According to Gabriel Scott, a
 
Durham native makes film about largest municipal fraud
Monday, June 25, 2018
DURHAM – How can one woman steal $53 million right from under people’s noses? Embezzlement and fraud can happen in any organization: major corporation or small-town government, private or public. This is what Kelly Richmond Pope, a licensed certified public accountant, cautions municipal leaders about in her award-winning documentary,
 
Rosa Parks wasnít the first
Friday, June 22, 2018
Rosa Parks was a remarkable civil rights icon who made history in Dec. 1955, when she boldly refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. But she was not the first person! In fact, earlier that year in March, a teenager named Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus and was the first African-American to be arrested
 
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County agencies, nonprofit groups continue fight to end homelessness

DURHAM – Members of the Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit met Monday to give an

Tuskegeeís pitcher-catcher duo participate in all-star game

Over 38,000 people watched from the stands in Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park as

The 14th amendment was intended to achieve racial justice

Few times in recent memory have demanded a more careful examination of our nation’s