Starbucks?!

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Columnist with The Carolinian It is easier to believe there was a disturbance. It is more convenient to assume there is ‘more to the story.’ Unbearable is the truth. Once again, men that look like my husband, father, brother, and my growing sons are zip tied, surrounded by a flood…

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Disruptive Women: A Women’s History Month Exclusive

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Carolinian Columnist To disrupt is to interrupt, to upset, and unsettle. In business, disruption describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established industry leaders. Disruptive entrepreneurs begin this process by identifying and serving overlooked segments, introducing a new client base into an established…

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The Education Our Children Deserve

By G.K. Zachary, Westchester Community College A young minority student approaches me after class and asks if she can speak with me.  She says that she wants to be a doctor; that she was an A student in high school; that she won a pre-med scholarship at a prestigious U.S. university. However, when she began her…

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Mass Overdoes Of ‘Spice’ Affecting The US 

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Columnist with The Carolinian While we are considering all the rapid and unexpected change and loss that seemed to plague the US in 2016, we need not forget the day 33 people overdosed on Brooklyn street corner. Calls rush in to the 911 center reporting people collapsing and vomiting on…

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What Happens To Disabled Adults After Parents Death?

By Kathie Easter, Staff Writer for The Carolinian Caroline Munro’s situation sums up a problem facing the nation. Due to the effects of cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability, she is unable to speak and functions intellectually at a preschool level. Since childhood, her mother, Beth, has fed her and cared for her, but Beth is…

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Blockchain? Fad or Future?

By Dani Ross, Staff Writer What is a blockchain and why is it going to revolutionize everything? Picture a string of pearls. Each pearl is connected to another to make a singular necklace. Now, imagine that each pearl is a block of data and that the string is an infinite string of pearls. All valuable and…

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Was it Rigo’s hand or was it the way he was handled?

By Rodney Ross, Contributing Writer The Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux boxing match over the weekend was a classic example of “not every fight is good for you.’’ Interestingly, both men were highly decorated and accomplished in the sport of boxing. Combined they had more then 800 fights in the amateur ranks. Both won gold medals…

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Net Neutrality and Blacks

By Kathie Easter, Staff Writer Recently Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), revealed his controversial plan to repeal protections established during the Obama Administration that are designed to keep the Internet open and fair. Most African-Americans have heard of ‘‘net neutrality,’’ but few have given it any attention, reasoning that it is…

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Celebration Bowl

Nicholas Curry, Staff Writer Not too many teams on any level can say they finished a season undefeated. In any sport, going an entire season without a loss is a mammoth accomplishment. North Carolina A&T put themselves in the upper echelon of black college football this past weekend, defeating the Grambling Tigers 21-14 in the…

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