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Sheriff: US soldier killed grandfather; great-grandmother

October 25, 2021

 A U.S. Army soldier has been brought back to South Carolina from Germany to face charges he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother 16 months ago. Gene Alexzander “Alex” Scott, 24, was indicted last week on two counts of murder in […]

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Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps

October 25, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived Black voters of their right to political representation. A state […]

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A Patriot, An Inspiration, A Hero

October 21, 2021

By Chad Williams Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history. The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021, at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first Black national […]

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Tim O’Neal Expects More African Americans In Golf

October 14, 2021

By Stacy M Brown If anyone understands the notion that good things — even the right things — take time, it’s Tim O’Neal.More than twenty years ago, the 49-year-old appeared poised to take the reign as the PGA Tour’s next […]

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Biden Administration To Cut HBCU Funding From $45 Billion Down To $2 Billion

October 7, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Optimism for transformational funding for the nation’s historically Black colleges was running high after the Biden administration included $45 billion for the schools in its massive multitrillion dollar spending plan. That outlook quickly soured as the […]

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Fourtee Acres Farm Shows Power Of Legacy

October 7, 2021

By Tyria McCray, Staff Writer One word, Legacy. That alone encompasses Fourtee Acres family farm. Legacy is walking on soil that a grandfather and grandmother bought and worked on. Legacy is witnessing the hard work and diligence of Black farmers. […]

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In R. Kelly verdict, Black women see long-overdue justice

September 28, 2021

By DEEPTI HAJELA For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls.  And that, say accusers and others who have […]

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Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

September 25, 2021

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, TERRY TANG and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast […]

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1 in 3 NC workers in Cooper order still not fully vaccinated

September 24, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order compelling them to get a COVID-19 shot or face weekly testing have not been fully vaccinated, according to new […]

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N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

September 24, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there’s still uncertainty, as all the details haven’t […]

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