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NC A&T graduates largest class in its 130 year history

North Carolina A&T State University held their 2021 Spring Commencement Ceremony at Truist Field on May 9, at 8:30 AM followed by the commencement ceremony at 4 PM for the spring 2020 graduates who did not get an opportunity to have a graduation due to

HBCU graduate Terrence J. produces an Oscar-winning short film

By Chance Meeting Two Distant Strangers is a short film that expertly utilizes the Groundhog Day time-loop trope to evoke the tired cycle of racism that modern-day America seems to be stuck in, and the confusion and anguish that Black America feels like the victim of the

Surviving the First Year of College During Covid

By: RaSheeda V. Brown, Instructor of English After working from home for five months I was excited to return to campus. I purchased everything I needed from hand sanitizer to face masks. I was excited to sit at the registration table. This is when I

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