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Durham man changes neighborhood with love and respect
Thursday, January 22, 2015
DURHAM – The walls of Dennis Garrett’s Love and Respect office are covered in dozens of framed photographs: pictures his children have drawn, a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a portrait of Malcolm X, and many awards and plaques. Some of these plaques congratulate him on the work he has done through his 501(c) 3 nonprofit, Love and
 
What’s at stake for North Carolina’s public schools?
Thursday, January 22, 2015
As members of the North Carolina General Assembly make their way back to Raleigh last week for the 2015 legislative session, many have education at the top of their agendas, which is no surprise given that the lion’s share of the state budget is devoted to public schools. After years of frozen salaries, the busy 2014 session saw large pay bumps for
 
9 to be inducted into CIAA HOF
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Nine new members, including Virginia Union basketball great Ben Wallace, will be inducted into the 2015 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Feb. 27, 9 a.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center during CIAA Tournament week. Individual seats and tables of 10 can be purchased calling (757) 865-0071. Inducted will be former Virginia
 
Blue Bears no fluke
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jacques Curtis should be proud. Just as a parent beams as his child accomplishes something noteworthy, Curtis secretly should have been smiling to himself as he watched Livingstone dismantle his Shaw team last weekend. It was like looking in a mirror after all. Former Shaw assistant coach Anita Howard has the undefeated Blue Bears playing like, well, the
 
NCAA to pay for family travel under pilot program
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The NCAA will help cover expenses for players’ families to travel to the men’s and women’s Final Fours this spring, under a new pilot program announced at the NCAA Convention. A waiver granted by the NCAA also allowed the College Football Playoff to assist with expenses for family travel to the national championship game. The NCAA will
 
NCAA to honor former Norfolk State standout
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The athletic spirit is so deeply ingrained in April Holmes that the tragic loss of her leg propelled her to only greater heights. A former Norfolk State University track and field standout, Holmes’ life was irrevocably changed in a 2001 train accident that cost her a leg. About a week after her leg was amputated, the doctor who did Holmes’
 
St. Aug's teams on a roll
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Virginia State women’s basketball has a 20-game home win streak going. The streak is the longest in school history for women’s basketball. WOMEN Shaw (4-4 CIAA, 11-9 overall) The Bears rebounded from a 78-60 loss to Livingstone last Saturday with an 84-76 win over Winston-Salem State. Senior center Verdine Warner, who was held to just nine
 
Is Obama trying to kill black colleges? (Part 2)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a black president, perhaps the time has come to abolish HBCUs. I have zero tolerance for such ignorance. HBCUs are being held to a different standard than other universities that target certain communities. Because Jews and Catholics were refused admission or subjected to quotas
 
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St. Aug's stifles Shaw for 2nd straight win

RALEIGH – Perimeter shooting and defense have keyed the recent success of the Saint

NCCU holds off Coppin State

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