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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then 10 years old and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter deemed mistreatment of students. By the time the principal called Carpenter’s mother in to discuss her daughter’s activity, young
 
Read your ballot
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By the time voters get to the polls this year, they’ll have heard plenty about Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger House Speaker Thom Tillis. And they’ll likely know a little about or at least recognize the names of their state and federal representatives. But what about what’s left on the ballot? Judicial races take up plenty of space
 
NC campaign flier has background lynching photo
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE – Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching. Multiple media outlets reported the fliers showed up Sunday at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries. The flier read "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will
 
Confederate pomp amid burial of slave's daughter
Sunday, October 19, 2014
RALEIGH – When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, were buried Saturday in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors was in attendance. So were members of the United Daughters of Confederacy. That the daughter of a man enslaved in the 1800s should live to see the 21st century
 
Miss UVI brings home national HOF crown
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Miss University of Virgin Islands Elisa Thomas made history when she won Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. Thomas competed against 20 other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities from across the nation last month in Atlanta. In addition to winning the crown, Thomas won
 
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency. At least 83 black Republicans and Democrats are running for the U.S. House, an all-time high for the modern era,
 
Discrimination increases blacks’ risk of depression
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – A study by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work reveals that racial discrimination can be a substantial stress generator. The study published in the August issue of Addictive Behaviors found that African-Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience frequent and/or multiple forms of discrimination are at a greater risk for developing
 
McCrory, Wos outline NC preparations for Ebola
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has taken a number of steps to be prepared in the event a case of Ebola is diagnosed in the state, Gov. Pat McCrory and Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos said Monday. McCrory told a news conference that Wos and other health officials have been working with medical providers, county health departments and the
 
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