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High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public
 
Mayor Governor McCrory
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pat McCrory has been North Carolina’s governor for 15 months now, but he still doesn’t seem to have a handle on the position. He does have one part of the job down. He is always headed somewhere to cut a ribbon or tour a factory or get his haircut in a small town barbershop. He looks good on the videos his office produces and in the pictures
 
Hip-hop extraordinaire Akil Nadir passes
Monday, April 21, 2014
DURHAM – He described himself as a Washington, D.C., renaissance man, and that’s what he was. A veteran rapper. A writer. A painter. A fan of Woody Allen movies and Kurt Vonnegut novels. A father. A friend. Before he became known as the rapper Akil Nadir, he was simply Claude to his friends. He died in his home April 10. “I just remember
 
Kanye, Common launch effort to bring jobs to Chicago
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Megastar hip-hop entertainers Kanye West and Common are showing love to their home city of Chicago by collaborating with local organizations in an effort to bring 20,000 jobs to inner-city youths. West’s Donda’s House and Common’s Common Ground Foundation have teamed up with the Chicago Urban League to create the Chicago Youth Jobs
 
Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants
Saturday, April 19, 2014
OAKDALE, Pa. — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. "When it comes to training our workers, not all of today's good jobs require a four-year
 
Falcons track honored by city council
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring sports championships abound this weekend. WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles have a new volleyball coach. Nicki Holmes comes to Eagleland after two seasons as a Central Florida assistant. “My wife and I are excited to become a part of the NCCU family,” Holmes said. “From the initial phone conversations to the on-campus visit, I knew that
 
Triangle HBCUs end spring season with scrimmages
Thursday, April 17, 2014
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Virginia State football player Lamont Britt pled guilty for his role in November’s CIAA football banquet fight. Britt, the only person charged in the incident that included an assault on Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson, received a suspended 45-day jail sentence and a year of probation attached to
 
Ligon celebrates historic 60 years with dance
Thursday, April 17, 2014
RALEIGH – “Hail dear Ligon, our alma mater, we thy sons and daughters greet thee…” That phrase emblazoned on Ligon GT Magnet Middle School’s program expressed the purpose of the evening - salutation. Alumni, students, staff and families came out to celebrate the school’s historic 60 years with alumnus Charles
 
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High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in

Mayor Governor McCrory

Pat McCrory has been North Carolina’s governor for 15 months now, but he still

Hip-hop extraordinaire Akil Nadir passes

DURHAM – He described himself as a Washington, D.C., renaissance man, and that’s