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Shaw University Conducts “Emergency” Fundraising Drive To Help 45 Students

July 19, 2024

By Cash Michaels Contributing writer Shaw University in Raleigh has an emergency on its hands, but this time it’s trying to prevent a tragedy, not recover from one. As of July 1st, 45 of the small, private,  Baptist-affiliated historically Black […]

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This City Wants to Raze Black Properties, at the Cost of Generational Wealth.

July 19, 2024

By: Dr. Joseph Askew On the east side of Kinston, North Carolina, historic buildings still bear the original architecture. Whether it’s on Queen Street, where formerly enslaved people became entrepreneurs, or Gordon Street, the neighborhood’s significance is clear. The town, […]

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Legacy of Lela Thompson: Sprouting Diversity in Wilmington’s Theater Scene

July 19, 2024

By: Jordan Meadows Staff Writer In July 1967, Lela Pierce Thompson made history as the first African American woman to graduate from Wilmington College, now known as UNC-Wilmington, following its integration. After graduating from the formerly all-Black Williston High School […]

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Cornel West Denied Ballot Access in North Carolina 

July 19, 2024

By: Jordan Meadows Staff Writer  On Tuesday morning, the North Carolina State Board of Elections decided that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ‘s We The People Party would be permitted to run for president. The board denied ballot access to another […]

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Rural hospitals are vulnerable to increasing cyberattacks 

July 19, 2024

NC Health News A policy paper examining cybersecurity and threats found that cyberattacks at health care facilities have increased more than 125 percent since last year, with rural hospitals being especially vulnerable. Jenny Niblock, chief clinical officer at Citizens Health […]

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Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower Peter Buxtun Has Died At Age 86 In CA

July 19, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – Peter Buxtun, the whistleblower who revealed that the U.S. government allowed hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama to go untreated for syphilis in what became known as the Tuskegee study, has died. He was 86. […]

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Another veteran legislator steps down from the NC General Assembly

July 18, 2024

NORTH CAROLINA – Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons announced Tuesday that she will be resigning from the North Carolina House of Representatives in August to start a new position within the University of North Carolina System. Clemmons, a Democrat, has represented […]

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Political ads on social media rife with misinformation 

July 18, 2024

BY  DAVID KLEPPER WASHINGTON (AP) – The online advertisement to Donald Trump supporters was clear enough: Click here, and receive a free Trump 2024 flag and a commemorative coin. All in exchange for taking a quick survey and providing a […]

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Bertie HS Sr. Wins Congressional Art Competition

July 18, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Don Davis (NC-01) announced Kayla Lassiter, a Bertie High School senior, won first place in the North Carolina First Congressional District Artistic Discovery Contest. Lassiter won first place with her piece “Rainbow-Hued.”  “Kayla is a […]

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New program aims to ease summer hunger for  children 

July 17, 2024

NC Health News Madhu Vulimiri, deputy director of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child and Family Well-Being, says summer is often the “hungriest time of year” for food-insecure households. It can be an especially harsh […]

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Shaw Graduation 2024

St. Augustine Graduation 2024

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