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Voorhees College interim president op-ed piece-George Floyd verdict

(DENMARK, SC) On April 20, 2021, a Minneapolis jury unanimously found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges, including second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter (the first charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison). Although the jury’s disposition was a

Why you should not believe that your vote does not matter

By Angela Jones I have heard people say some astonishing things about why they have elected not to vote in the election scheduled for November 3. The excuses range from “I do not like either candidate [Biden or Trump] running” to “The electoral college selects

Andrea Harris and the fight for minority business

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux Andrea Harris was not well-known, but she should have been.  She was the co-founder of the North Carolina Institute of  Minority Business Development, an advocate for social and economic justice, a champion for historically Black colleges and universities, and a Bennett

Be Proactive During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Angela Jones Of course, during a pandemic, it is difficult to think about anything other than the health and safety of one’s family. It seems that this pandemic may last a few months; therefore, we must all have a plan for dealing with the

Opinion: Meat markets breed killer diseases: Are we just going to ignore them?

By Heather Moore COVID-19. Swine flu. Bird flu. SARS. MERS. Ebola. Creutzfeldt-Jakob (mad cow) disease. Hoof-and-mouth disease. The number of emerging dangerous infectious diseases has increased significantly in recent decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 75% of new infectious diseases affecting humans originated

Talibah Tales: What It Means To Really Be Free

BY SHARISE DANTZLER This past May 4th I had the opportunity to make the final payment on my student loan debt of $10,300 and the feeling is still unbelievable. I was so excited to overcome the debt that I released a video to share the