Trump Ignites Black Conservative Support at Gala in SC

  Jordan Meadows Staff Writer The Black Conservative Federation (BCF) Gala held in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday marked a significant gathering of some of the nation's most prominent Black conservatives. The event aimed to underscore former President Donald Trump's appeal to Black voters. Trump delivered the keynote address. The strategic timing of the event, one day before the South Carolina Republican primary, aimed to address a state with a

Smithfield Foods Donates $100,000

Smithfield, VA - Smithfield Foods has donated $100,000 to fund a mobile food retail market that will provide fresh food in food deserts throughout southeastern North Carolina. The donation to Ripe for Revival, a nonprofit founded to address food insecurity in North Carolina, was used to purchase a bus that has been transformed into a mobile food market. The bus will offer fresh, local, healthy food to the public, including

Statement From SAU Interim President Dr. Marcus H. Burgess

With unwavering confidence and determination, I address you today regarding Saint Augustine's University's response to SACSCOC's recent decision. I assure you that SAU will keep its doors open, and we have a clear plan to navigate the challenges ahead. Importantly, SAU will remain accredited throughout the arbitration and litigation processes. Our seniors will still graduate with a degree from an accredited institution, and our students will still receive college credit for

Texas School Legally Punished Black Student Over Hairstyle, Judge Says

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) - A Black high school student's monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been in his regular Houston-area high school classes since Aug. 31 because the district, Barbers Hill, says the length of his hair violates its dress code.

HIV/AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent, Known For Her Inspirational Talks As A Child, Dies at 39

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with, has died. She was 39. Broadbent's father announced on Facebook that she had died "after living with Aids since birth," but did not provide more details. The Clark County coroner's office said Broadbent died

Meet Mr. Reggie

By Jheri Hardaway Special To The Carolinian Reginald Alexander Thompson, the epitome of Aggie Pride, was affectionately known to the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University New City Alumni Association as Mr. Reggie. Mr. Reggie channeled the same affection he felt for North Carolina A&T State University to the New York City community, where he served as a beacon of light from his native state of Virginia, through the

South Carolina House approves Sunday liquor sales, potentially lifting another religious restriction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill allowing liquor stores to stay open on Sundays for a few hours if their local governments allow it. Supporters said it is time to update antiquated, centuries-old rules based on religion that designated Sunday as a day of rest. They said it would help businesses - especially those frequented by tourists who spend well over

Legal Plights and Civil Rights: The Journey of Professor Irving L. Joyner

By: JORDAN MEADOWS, STAFF WRITER Professor Irving L. Joyner has been an integral part of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law since 1982. As one of the university's longest-serving faculty members, Professor Joyner's journey is marked by a profound dedication to law, education, civil rights, and particularly, the right to vote. Joyner, who attended Rutgers and Long Island University, was deeply influenced by his upbringing. Raised by

Social justice advocates warn judges’ partisanship means ‘there are no guardrails’

North Carolinians should be concerned about the high stakes of the 2024  judicial elections  - and beyond, social justice leaders say. "Our courts have been, and should be, the guard rails. They should function as a way for checks and balances against unconstitutional things, things that are just unfair, things that give one group of people privileges or access to resources over another," said Dawn Blagrove, the executive director of

If court sinks Leandro, NC children will go down with it (Editorial)

By: Jonathan Sher ''Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update" joked recently that the menu on the Titanic — the infamous, ill-fated luxury ocean liner — included not only gourmet foods, but also "bottomless water." Perhaps innocent joking about it has become acceptable. And yet, this preventable tragedy was no joke. The most fundamental lesson is that there's no such thing as sinking half a boat. Roughly two thirds of the Titanic's