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HBCUs finally earning respect
Friday, March 9, 2018
Lonnie Blow couldn’t talk at first. He was still trying to pick himself up off the floor. Blow, like several of us, was still in shock after learning that Virginia State had earned the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Region and would host the men’s regional beginning Saturday. The Trojans were catapulted to No. 1 in the region during CIAA
Broadcaster Ernie Johnson details life with Christ
Friday, March 9, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ernie Johnson, one of America’s top sports broadcasters, has become one of the industry’s top faith voices as well. Johnson is profiled in the new issue of Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine, where he says that at the age of 41, he realized life was about more than becoming the best broadcaster he could be. As
Where is the village when we need it?
Friday, March 9, 2018
I grew up in the east Winston section of Winston-Salem. Our neighborhood was close-knit, as we knew our neighbors. In fact, we knew who the neighbors were who stayed three and four streets over from where we lived. As kids, we all knew one another and spent a lot of time in each other’s homes. Back in the day, if my mom ran out of flour for the
Durham schools place 1-2 in dance competition
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Hillside High and Durham School of the Arts dance teams placed first and second, respectively, at the N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities – N.C.C Scholastic Dance Festival. Hillside High has been named state champions in dance for the second year in a row. Hillside earned superior ratings in the Dance Team, Hip-Hop and Student Choreography
Mixed grades on race, gender report card for college sports
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The percentage of black head coaches in Division I college basketball has declined the past 10 years. That startling development is among the findings in the 2017 version of the annual College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card, released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. During the 2016-17
The black girl magic of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES and ATLANTA — “Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous. “Black Panther” is already nearing a billion dollars in global box office receipts, and Jordan Peele just became the first African-American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for his surprise 2017 racially-tinged
Project to inform veterans of benefits
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Veterans have access to many benefits in thanks for their service to their country. Yet many either do not know what are available or they do not know how to access them. The new Veterans Information Platform Project (VIPP) hopes to change that. “We want to make sure that we get every veteran every single benefit they are entitled to; they earned
Solace at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
DURHAM – At the corner of Alston Avenue and Liberty Street is an army base…of sorts. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has been serving Central Durham since 1934. Within these walls, neighborhood children find a safe haven, solace, joy, laughter and company. It is a much-needed break; a salve of normalcy to what awaits many of them when
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