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Experts predict looming budget crisis after tax cuts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers are likely enjoying some downtime after the legislative session and a midterm election, but experts predict a tough session waiting for them on their return to Raleigh. A report from the Office of the State Controller indicates tax revenues are down almost $400 million compared with the same time last year - a 6
 
Affirmative action and racial stereotypes in higher education
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In order to get rid of the stereotypes that follow disadvantaged minorities who are admitted to college through race-conscious affirmative action, admissions policies would have to hold the disadvantaged group to higher standards than their more advantaged peers. So argue a pair of University of California, Berkley law professors in a new National Bureau
 
Ruby Bridges at 60: US divided by race again
Sunday, November 16, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. “You almost feel like you’re back in the ’60s,” said Bridges, who is now 60 years old. “The conversation across the country, and it
 
UNC system looking at campus centers, cuts may follow
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Leaders of the state’s university system are midway through a review of the academic centers and research institutions at 16 campuses across the state, a process that could lead to cuts and consolidations of programs. The Republican-led state legislature paved the way for up to $15 million in cuts in last year’s budget by requiring that the
 
Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts
Thursday, November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority. Black Democrats say the GOP did it by misusing a landmark voting-rights law, intended to ensure the right to vote for southern blacks,
 
Obama nominates black female prosecutor as attorney general
Sunday, November 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he will announce his selection of Loretta Lynch from the White House on Saturday. She would replace Eric Holder, who announced
 
Black cultural centers tackle the issue of relevancy
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Sometimes an undercurrent theme can overshadow a conference’s main focus. Relevancy in the age of multiculturalism got as much attention as “45 Years of Identity, Innovation and Intersectionality,” the theme of this year’s Annual Association for Black Culture Centers conference. “We think we’re in this post-racial
 
Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then 10 years old and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter deemed mistreatment of students. By the time the principal called Carpenter’s mother in to discuss her daughter’s activity, young
 

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