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NCSU landmark exhibit unearths black history
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
RALEIGH – When Martin Luther King Jr. visited Reynolds Coliseum on July 31, 1966, it was a historic day in the life of Raleigh, and a small step in the forward march of the civil rights movement. At the time, however, it could have been a setback, as King came to North Carolina’s State Capitol to speak on the same stage that had once hosted
Ibram X. Kendi and the call for antiracism
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Author Ibram X. Kendi recently visited North Carolina State University as part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. campus commemoration events. In 2016, Kendi became the youngest winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction for his first book, “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”
New Year’s Day not always celebrated among blacks
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
January 1, 2020, was greeted with jubilation by many across the globe. But, in the annals of black history, New Year’s Day has had a much more ominous portent. In African American communities in pre-Civil War America, New Year’s Day used to be known as “Hiring Day” or “Heartbreak Day,” as reported by Time magazine. It
Annie Malone, the millionaire black hair care icon
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone was the first black woman to become a millionaire. She owned a black hair care empire called Poro that reported assets of $14 million in 1920. Malone was fascinated with hair and hair care from a young age. She often practiced hairdressing on her sister, and later began applying her knowledge of chemistry to develop her own hair

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Accelerating Men Banquet

Time: Noon Fourth Annual Accelerating Men Moving


Clothes Closet

The clothes closet will be from 8 to 11 a.m.; the


Job Fair

Time: 10 a.m. to noon The Durham Bulls, in

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Black kids and suicide

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data

St. Aug’s, Shaw men struggles continue

If Shaw men were playing in the CIAA Northern Division this season, they would still be in last

A sharp tongue cuts from the inside out

I was never a student of the Bible growing up, even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind