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SE Raleigh citizens speak out on community issues
Saturday, August 29, 2015
RALEIGH – There was no better setting to host a Young African-American Speak-Out Session than at the Chavis Community Center, a place with historic significance for many black residents. City Councilman Eugene Weeks (District C) hosted the session Thursday night as a way to provide young black males and females between the ages of 15-25 an
 
New generation of black women stand against racial inequality
Friday, August 28, 2015
During the arc of the modern civil rights movement, women have played a critical role in organizing, planning, supporting and implementing strategies designed to confront and topple the racial segregation that disenfranchised black Americans for more than a century. But the sexism and misogyny of men in the movement and the widespread patriarchy in the
 
Eagles out to prove last season no fluke
Thursday, August 27, 2015
DURHAM – The theme for North Carolina Central’s football season is “Leave No Doubt.” After last season’s surprising (to some) co-MEAC championship, coach Jerry Mack doesn’t want to share in his second season. He wants the trophy outright. Last year was a momentum-builder for the Eagles in so many areas: a new and younger
 
Will the South rise again?
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The South Division lost in the CIAA championship game for the first time in 11 seasons, not counting 2013’s cancelled game. Can it regain control? More importantly, can another team besides Winston-Salem State win the division? Winston-Salem State (9-2). Not only were the Rams dethroned by Virginia State in the title game, they also missed the
 
NCAA forces teams to strengthen schedules
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The days of sissy scheduling in athletics are about to end, especially in football. The NCAA is laying down the law on teams scheduling patsies in early nonconference games to pad their records and inflate player statistics. In an email to athletic directors and sports information directors in all three divisions, Director of Media Coordination David
 
Volleyball season set to begin
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Laquanda Dawkins has been named Elizabeth City State’s new women’s basketball coach. Dawkins replaces Ron Woodard who coached the women last season on an interim basis. The UNC Chapel Hill alum was an assistant at Tennessee Tech last season. Dawkins played for the Tar Heels from 1995-99 and helped them win three ACC championships. “Coach
 
#BlackTwitter fires up social movements
Thursday, August 27, 2015
If you want to know at any given moment what a portion of black America is concerned with or talking about, plug into the rapidly exploding social media phenomenon referred to as Black Twitter. Pointed hashtags such as #JusticeforTrayvon, #Blacklivesmatter, #Sandrabland and most recently #SamuelDubose, who died at the hands of a Cincinnati police officer,
 
Durham plows ahead with light rail plans
Thursday, August 27, 2015
DURHAM – Last week the Federal Transit Administration signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section Evaluation for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. The LRT will be a 17-mile light rail connecting Chapel Hill at UNC Hospitals to Durham at Alston Avenue with 15 stops in between. GoTriangle is continuing to make
 
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SE Raleigh citizens speak out on community issues

RALEIGH – There was no better setting to host a Young African-American Speak-Out Session

New generation of black women stand against racial inequality

During the arc of the modern civil rights movement, women have played a critical role in

Eagles out to prove last season no fluke

DURHAM – The theme for North Carolina Central’s football season is “Leave No