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Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
NEW YORK — Why do it? Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn’t played a game since 2016. The ad
 
King’s dream on the ballot
Monday, September 3, 2018
Fifty-five years ago, Martin Luther King stepped to the podium at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history: “I Have A Dream.” The March on Washington was about more than desegregation, voting rights and equal access to public accommodations. It was also a demonstration specifically for economic
 
Montford Point Marine awarded the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
Saturday, September 1, 2018
RALEIGH – On Sept. 2, James Putney will posthumously receive the Montford Point Marine Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II. The family will accept the medal during the 11 a.m. worship service at First Baptist Church ,101 S. Wilmington St. Mr. Putney’s great-grandson will accept the award, two days before his shipment
 
Women unite in fight for equality
Monday, August 27, 2018
DURHAM – Progress has been made in the struggle for equal rights for women, but not nearly enough, said those who participated in the Women’s Equality March. Women in Durham are demanding more. They want equality, equity, and parity, and they want it for all women, not just some. Chanting “We are worthy,” women marched from the
 
NCCU readies for new era
Friday, August 24, 2018
DURHAM – North Carolina Central football has always touted a family-oriented concept, and this season is no different. The theme is “OneFamilyOneTeam.” The family was frayed some last year after the team ended its three-year MEAC championship streak. NCCU won five of its first six games but self-destructed down the streak, losing 3 of 5,
 
More affordable housing coming to Raleigh, Durham
Thursday, August 23, 2018
With so much bad news bombarding our senses, it’s easy to overlook the good things happening in our communities. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency recently awarded low-income housing funding for two apartment developments in Raleigh and Durham. Beacon Ridge in Raleigh and Willard Street Apartments in Durham will add 202 additional units of
 
Can the CIAA South keep pace with its Northern neighbors?
Thursday, August 23, 2018
After back-to-back CIAA titles and four in six seasons, Winston-Salem State was knocked off of its perch by rival Fayetteville State for the division crown. Has the tide turned or was last season just a fluke? These six players to watch will have a say in answering that question. Fayetteville State (6-5). After starting the season 1-4, the Broncos caught
 
Some new, some old questions for CIAA North
Friday, August 17, 2018
There was a time not so long ago when the start of the CIAA football season produced more groans than grins. Times have changed – somewhat. There are still a couple of programs dragging down the league by athletics directors who want wins without adding any Benjamins. Even that didn’t negate the excitement of the Northern Division race last
 
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Aggies lose but still in title hunt

GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T lost to Morgan State 16-13, thanks to a 36-yard field