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Michaux Jr. urges NCCU graduates to advocate for equality
Saturday, December 8, 2018
DURHAM – Approximately 639 North Carolina Central University graduates received their degrees on Dec. 8 during the university’s 132nd Commencement, the largest December graduation in university history. The degree recipients included 465 undergraduates, 161 graduates and 13 professionals. NCCU alumnus and North Carolina House Rep. H.M.
Hatred, racism, forgiveness
Friday, December 7, 2018
EASLEY, S.C. – Do you know the internal struggle of trying to forgive someone who has deliberately hurt you or someone in your family? The Reverend Anthony Thompson knows exactly what that feels like. His wife, Myra, was one of the nine people murdered on June 15, 2015, at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Recently, I heard him
House approves voter ID
Friday, December 7, 2018
It was clear during two hours of debate Wednesday where the two political parties at the legislature diverged over photo ID: their belief in voter fraud. The GOP supermajority expectedly passed legislation that would implement a constitutional requirement that voters must show a photo ID to cast an in-person ballot. Their intention with Senate Bill 824,
One CIAA unbeaten left
Friday, December 7, 2018
The last CIAA unbeaten women’s team is no longer. Virginia Union, ranked No. 1 in the D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Atlantic Region Poll, was upset Thursday night at Claflin, 62-59. The Panthers were 8-0. “We just got outplayed,” VUU coach AnnMarie Gilbert said. “Claflin came out and gave us their best game.” Over on the
HBCUs players making news on and off the field
Friday, December 7, 2018
Two rivals will face each other on the gridiron for one final time. The only difference this go-round is they will be on the same team. Shaw senior defensive back Quron Hall and St. Augustine’s DB Sidney Lawson are among 40 HBCU student-athletes to participate in the 2018 FCS Bowl on Dec. 9 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The all-star game allows the top
Pension funds canít keep up with demand
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Davey Grubbs isn’t old enough to draw a pension, but he already knows that he may not have a chance to when he retires. He’s 56 now, so that doesn’t leave him much time to figure out a solution. His friend, James Dale Hanner, was forced to retire early when his company, Allied Business, closed in 2013. He’s drawing on his full
Thursday, December 6, 2018
CELEBRATION Vita Vite Downtown is celebrating its third anniversary Dec. 9, 2-5 p.m., at 313 W. Hargett St. Visit vitaviteraleigh.com. BUSINESS FORUM Durham Black Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Forum is Dec. 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at M&F Corporate Auditorium, 2634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Visit www.gdbcc.eventbrite.com. HOLIDAY SOCIAL
Newton, Johnson earn MEAC top honors
Thursday, December 6, 2018
This week, the MEAC announced its offensive and defensive players of the year at the 61st annual National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame press conference. Howard sophomore quarterback Caylin Newton is now 2-for-2 in awards after being named the MEAC offensive player of the year. Newton was also last season’s rookie of the
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