America’s record of Black lynchings worse than previously thought

America’s record of Black lynchings worse than previously thought

The number of Blacks who were beaten, burned and ultimately hung while picnicking Whites cheered, is more than twice the number of Americans who died in the terrorist attacks on 9/ ...

Lennon  Lacy Case Moves Forward

Lennon Lacy Case Moves Forward

The FBI has now been investigating the open questions surrounding the mysterious hanging death of black teenager in the small eastern North Carolina town of Bladenboro for at least ...

Dean Smith Wilmington  Ten pardons letter revealed

Dean Smith Wilmington Ten pardons letter revealed

Dean Smith was also known for standing strong for social justice, and against racial discrimination. ...

In Ferguson, the struggle continues

In Ferguson, the struggle continues

What is apparent is emotions and tensions still run high. ...

Outrage Widens In Nigeria Over Postponement Of Elections

Outrage Widens In Nigeria Over Postponement Of Elections

In a mounting chorus of voices, Nigerians from north to south, from the diaspora and at home, both Christian and Muslim flooded Facebook ...

As Ebola Outbreak Slows, World Health Body Shifts Focus

As Ebola Outbreak Slows, World Health Body Shifts Focus

For the first time since the end of June 2014, there have been fewer than 100 new cases of Ebola reported in a week in the three ...

Bombs Fly As Nigerians Prepare To Vote

Bombs Fly As Nigerians Prepare To Vote

As if things could hardly be worse, a bomb was detonated this week within a hair of striking President Goodluck Jonathan who had just appeared ...

Livingstone Outraces Winston-Salem State 106-91 For Second Straight CIAA Men’s Basketball Crown

The All-CIAA Tournament team consists of Newman, Dubose and Mayo of Livingstone; Harper and Bazemore of Winston-Salem State; Joe Reid of Shaw, Anthony Gaskins of Saint Augustine's, Joshua Dawson and Anthony Beck of Fayetteville more ...

March 03, 2015 (0) comments

STATE BRIEFS, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

UNC SYSTEM BOARD ELIMINATES THREE CAMPUS CENTERS [CHARLOTTE] As expected, the UNC Board of Governors Feb. 27th voted to discontinue three campus centers it deemed to be unnecessary, amid criticism that the Republican-led board did so out of political retribution. Acting on a recommendation from its committee, more ...

March 05, 2015 (0) comments

New African Poetry Finds Its Voice On The Web

From the pages of private notebooks or the dog-eared copies of rare published editions, the works of modern African poets are emerging with great fanfare thanks to a dedicated handful of writers and teachers building a network more ...

February 17, 2015 (0) comments

Apple’s unreasonable patent claim

  BY HARRY ALFORD In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard arguments in the long- running patent war between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over claims that the South Korean tech firm infringed upon Apple’s design patents. While that case has been broadly discusse more ...

February 12, 2015 (0) comments

50 years of economic futility

BY JAMES CLINGMAN During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the White unemployment rate, which was 5 percent for Whites an more ...

February 25, 2015 (0) comments

OUR VOICE, GUEST EDITORIAL BY DR. BENJAMIN CHAVIS, Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

  There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism. President Barack Obama’s recent White House Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” reminded many more ...

February 25, 2015 (0) comments
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