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Differences in black and white
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this disheartening trend. According to a recent New York Times/CBS News
 
Trust between police and the community essential
Monday, August 25, 2014
Contrary to what some might think, the review of the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board recommendations has been beneficial for Durham city government and the entire Durham community. It provided impetus for a valuable introspection that required asking difficult and sometimes sensitive questions, the review of processes and
 
Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Remember when our elders used to chastise us for using the N-word. They used to say “People died for you not to be called a N—–.” And we could never really identify with what they were saying because it felt like we had it so good. Our argument was this is a different time, I’m not saying Ni–ER; I’m saying
 
Everyone Needs to Vote
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This is a call for all eligible black folks to register and vote in every election from now until eternity, so we can stop the rallies, marches and demonstrations related to voting. Despite being the most party-loyal voters in history, and receiving the least for that loyalty, we continue to deal with voting-related issues. If everyone would vote, we
 
Hip-Hop Corner: LL Cool J hasn’t lost his street cred
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool J’s private listening session in New York City. He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II. When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, ‘What’s he trying to do with the hood?’ You would think that he would have
 
NC’s education policy changes through the eyes of a student
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
While it’s not clear that state lawmakers have concluded their business in Raleigh for the year, vastly different stories are already being told about the 2013-14 legislative session and, especially, the changes to our public education system. Some politicians and advocates are already crowing that it was a period of awesome success. Others are
 
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A new start for Eagles volleyball

N.C. Central The Nicki Holmes era begins this weekend. Hired as N.C. Central’s new

NCCU’s SID sets milestone

Lauren Falohun has joined Chowan’s women’s basketball staff as an assistant. Falohun

Eagles begins season under ‘Mack Attack’

Fayetteville State coach Lawrence Kershaw has added Tyrone Jones as wide receivers coach. Jones