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A new start for Eagles volleyball
Thursday, August 28, 2014
N.C. Central The Nicki Holmes era begins this weekend. Hired as N.C. Central’s new volleyball coach in April, Holmes replaced Georgette Crawford-Crooks whose contract was not renewed. He takes over a NCCU team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2007. The Eagles are predicted to finish next to last in the MEAC South, but Holmes is
 
NCCU’s SID sets milestone
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Lauren Falohun has joined Chowan’s women’s basketball staff as an assistant. Falohun has her own personal training and sports performance training company designed for athletes. She played basketball for four years at the University of South Carolina. “She brings a wealth of playing experience from her time at South Carolina under Hall of
 
Eagles begins season under ‘Mack Attack’
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Fayetteville State coach Lawrence Kershaw has added Tyrone Jones as wide receivers coach. Jones brings over 16 years of coaching experience, including his last stint at nearby Methodist University. “I’m familiar with the state and the region, which will be an asset when recruiting,” he said. “Overall, I’m happy to be here; and
 
Monument quilt tells stories of sexual abuse and survival
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – The quilt carpeting Durham Central Park gave comfort to those it touched, but through its emotional reach rather than its physical contact. The Monument Quilt display is a crowd-sourced collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse stitched together on quilts. Durham was just one stop on a national tour put on by FORCE: Upsetting
 
U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
WASHINGTON – Twenty years after signing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups submitted a report titled “Falling Further Behind:
 
Microsoft awards $700,000 in software grants to youth organizations
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DURHAM – Microsoft shelled out almost a million dollars in grants to four local organizations last week. Each one supports education and youth programs. As part of its retail store grand opening at The Streets at Southpoint mall, Microsoft awarded the Daniel Center, the YMCA of the Triangle, Marbles Kids Museum and the Emily K Center a collective
 
Blacks, Latino educators find other professions
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased. A new report from the Center for American Progress in Northwest, “The Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color into the Classroom,” revealed that while much has been done in
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: How worried should we be about Ebola
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We’ve been saddened and scared by news of spreading Ebola in Africa and the two workers returning to the United States. Just how afraid should we be? What do we know and don’t know about this potentially fatal and debilitating disease? From what we know, the Ebola virus, known in the medical world as viral hemorrhagic disease or fever, is one
 
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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