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Statement From SAU Interim President Dr. Marcus H. Burgess

March 1, 2024

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, […]

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Texas School Legally Punished Black Student Over Hairstyle, Judge Says

February 29, 2024

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 […]

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

February 28, 2024

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 […]

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Meet Mr. Reggie

February 20, 2024

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 […]

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

February 17, 2024

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 […]

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

February 16, 2024

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 […]

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

February 16, 2024

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 […]

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

February 15, 2024

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 […]

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DHHS putting $5.5 million into behavioral health program for formerly incarcerated people

February 15, 2024

BOSTON (AP) – Microsoft said Wednesday that U.S. adversaries – chiefly Iran and North Korea and to a lesser extent Russia and China – are beginning to use its generative artificial intelligence to mount or organize offensive cyber operations. The […]

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Breast cancer cluster suspected at NC State’s Poe Hall, contaminated with PCBs; separate study shows those chemicals linked to that cancer

February 14, 2024

NC NEWSLINE – A 2020 study of nearly 800 North Carolina women found that PCBs might increase the risk death from breast cancer, raising questions about a suspected cluster at N.C. State’s Poe Hall, which is contaminated with high levels of the […]

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