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CIAs vows to diversify staff
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency and a national organization that financially helps students at historically black colleges and universities announced recently they are working on a plan to increase the number of African-American spies and analysts at the nation's foremost spying agency. Johnny Taylor Jr., president of The Thurgood
Cinderella finds her prince at RLT
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
RALEIGH – Destiny Diamond will make her debut as Cinderella next month in Raleigh Little Theatre’s production. The annual performance returns for its 32nd year and is directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. The RLT’s rendition is unique in that it combines elements of traditional with lavish special effects, bright costumes and comedy. Diamond
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
NCCU and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been awarded $7.5 million to examine factors causing alcohol-related health disparities in African-Americans. The grant from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health awarded $6 million to NCCU and $1.5 million to the Bowles Center for Alcohol
FSU coach steps down
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
There’s been a change in Fayetteville State women’s basketball. Coach Eva Patterson-Heath announced her “retirement” Monday. Of course, Patterson-Heath hasn’t coached the past few games, and, of course, no one in FSU athletics said a word. Guess they thought no one would notice the head coach was absent. We were never a fan of
Big change brings out big egos at Shaw
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Data is the only thing that separates advocacy from zealotry, and at Shaw University, the numbers are telling a much different story from a narrative being sold by a group of tradition-addled alumni and dissatisfied supporters to discredit the school and its new administration. Last week, Shaw Band Director Charles Brown publicly demanded an apology from
Tuskegee makes history with playoff win
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The third time is the charm. For two consecutive years, Tuskegee has been on the cusp of making history by winning its first round playoff game, only to fall short by a couple of plays in both games. After months of preparation through the spring and summer, the Golden Tigers made their dream a reality as they defeated third-seeded Catawba College 26-16.
Keep cliques out of your church
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
PENSACOLA, Fla. – "We're a friendly church!" It's a phrase heard regularly in most churches. Often, the more true statement is, "We're really friendly with one another." Is it possible that newcomers to your small group or your church perceive your sweet fellowship as cliquish? Answer this question: Do you function more as a social club or an army of
Build your business with faith and focus
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
With revenues in excess of $5 billion and more than 2,200 employees in 48 states and six countries, World Wide Technologies has been ranked at the top of BLACK ENTERPRISE 100’s list of the nation’s largest black-owned industrial/service companies for the past six years. Fortune magazine also ranked his company as “one of the top 100
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