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Miss UVI brings home national HOF crown
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Miss University of Virgin Islands Elisa Thomas made history when she won Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, becoming the first Miss UVI to win that crown. Thomas competed against 20 other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities from across the nation last month in Atlanta. In addition to winning the crown, Thomas won
 
Record number of black candidates seeking office
Friday, October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency. At least 83 black Republicans and Democrats are running for the U.S. House, an all-time high for the modern era,
 
Discrimination increases blacks’ risk of depression
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – A study by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work reveals that racial discrimination can be a substantial stress generator. The study published in the August issue of Addictive Behaviors found that African-Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience frequent and/or multiple forms of discrimination are at a greater risk for developing
 
McCrory, Wos outline NC preparations for Ebola
Monday, October 13, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has taken a number of steps to be prepared in the event a case of Ebola is diagnosed in the state, Gov. Pat McCrory and Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos said Monday. McCrory told a news conference that Wos and other health officials have been working with medical providers, county health departments and the
 
HBCUs need to start prepping potential college students
Thursday, October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Rather than react to perpetual questions about their relevance, HBCUs and predominantly black Institutions should be proactive about drilling down deeper into America’s K-12 systems in order to better prepare students for the demands of a postsecondary education. That was one of the key points made last week at the Congressional
 
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NC State grant trains future mental health professionals

RALEIGH – According to the World Health Organization, half of those diagnosed with a

Roundtable to shape Durham community

DURHAM – The Bull City abounds with programs dedicated to helping mold the community for

Durham CAN celebrates progress

DURHAM – The Emily K Center auditorium was home to almost 500 people for a town-hall type