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NJ High School Wrestler Forced To Cut Dreadlocks Or Forfeit Match

In New Jersey, Andrew Johnson, an African American wrestler with dreadlocks was told he had to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a wrestling match. Under pressure, the teenage wrestler stood resigned while a white female coach hurriedly cut his dreadlocks by ringside. The incident was captured on video by a journalist. Johnson went on to win his match. Johnson’s teammates from Buena Regional High School can be ...

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UNCW OPENS FIRST K-8 LAB SCHOOL IN THE STATE AT D.C. VIRGO

SPECIAL TO THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL UNCW has officially opened the first K-8 lab school in North Carolina. The first year-round K-8 public school in Wilmington, the new D.C. Virgo’s curriculum focuses on inquiry-based learning, community engagement and the importance of literacy. Classes began July 18 and a grand opening celebration was held July 24. “We could not be more excited about the opening of D.C. Vir ...

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