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We Don’t Mean Any Disrespect, But…

  This unsigned editorial is the opinion of the Nubian Message’s editorial board, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.   The acceptance rate for African American students at N.C. State remains at an all time low. Black students have felt racially profiled by campus police while eating lunch in the Atrium. Students have received hate […]

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Minimal Improvements in African American Acceptance Rate

Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief New data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning shows that the number of African-American applicants accepted to the University for Fall 2014 has increased. In 2013, 493 African-American applicants were accepted, 45 fewer applicants than the number accepted for 2014. This increase in numbers has taken the acceptance rate of […]

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Students Rally at Talley Over Concert Cancellation

  Aaron Jones | Staff Writer The Talley Ballroom made to accommodate 1200 guests looked spacious in comparison to the small crowd of some 50 students and faculty members who attended the Rally for Talley, Friday. The rally, organized in response to the sudden cancellation of the Pan Afrikan concert featuring Migos and Pusha T, featured […]

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Pan Afrikan: 2014 Step Show

DeErricka Green | Managing Editor  On Sat. April 5, 2014, seven National Pan-Hellenic Council teams continued the annual tradition of honoring African American culture and African roots through stepping, in the conclusion of the Pan Afrikan Festival. Since the early 90s, members of the Divine Nine NPHC organizations have competed during Pan Afrikan for the title of […]

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Back to Black.

The 17th Annual AATS Fashion Expose  Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief Uvana Doran, a senior in Fashion Merchandising at North Carolina A&T won first place in the Intermediate category of the 17th annual African American Textile Society’s Fashion Expose. Surrounded by her models backstage after the show Doran said the experience of winning first place was, […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

This unsigned editorial is the opinion of the Nubian Message’s editorial board, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.   On Wednesday evening, a press release was issued announcing that due to safety concerns, the Pan Afrikan Concert is cancelled. As was to be expected, within minutes of the release, Twitter was abuzz with people expressing […]

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Africa Night

Amanda McKnight | Staff Writer Following  the Pan-Afrikan Week kick-off celebration on Harris Field Saturday, about 200 people gathered in the Talley Ballroom for N.C. State’s only night dedicated to African heritage. The African Student Union brought in 2014’s week long Pan-African Festival with Africa Night. The event’s them was Engaging with the African Diaspora. […]

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Royals: The New Pan Afrikan King and Queen

Aaron Thomas | Staff Writer On Monday night, the Black Students Board held its Mr. and Miss Pan Afrikan Pageant in Talley Ballroom, crowning Stephen Williams and Breanna Powell as the 2014 Mr. and Miss Pan Afrikan. The pageant is part of the 44th annual Pan Afrikan Week at N.C. State. Christian Faucette and Amira Alexander […]

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Revised SAT Helps Black Students Get Into College

Aaliyah Singleton | Staff Writer A new version of the SAT said to create a more accurate depiction of what students know, is scheduled to debut in Spring 2016. The new test will be scored out of 1600 points and will take approximately 45 fewer minutes to complete than the current version. The SAT vocabulary […]

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Administration Cancels Pan Afrikan Concert Due to Safety Concerns

Chris Hart-Williams | Staff Writer Wednesday evening it was announced via a press release from the Department of Student Leadership and Engagement that the on-campus concert scheduled for Friday, featuring rap trio, Migos has been canceled for safety reasons.  The concert was organized by the Black Students Board of the Union Activities Board (UAB), as part […]

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New Website Aims to Impact Student Success at NC State

Davante Falls | Staff Writer The Division of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of International Affairs have teamed up to launch a new website aimed at helping students excel outside of the classroom. The new website, studentengagement.ncsu.edu was created in order to promote high impact opportunities for students at N.C. State. The site […]

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Northwestern Football Players Unionizes

Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer Football players at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill.  have been added to payroll. The decision made by the National Labor Relations Board of Chicago could have a monumental impact on college sports. Traditionally, student-athletes have been just that. Each year talented high school athletes are scouted and chosen to receive […]

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Throwing Like A Girl

N.C. State Track and Field Athlete Breaks Record  Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer Earlier this month, at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nicole Chavis set a new school record for the indoor weight throw with a throw of 69’08.00”. Chavis, a N.C. State sophomore broke the record she set just […]

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The Preachers’ Kids Misconception

They’re Not All Good, but Not All Bad Either Caila Holley | Staff Writer   As a Preachers kid or PK, I find comparisons of myself to the kids seen on television shows such as “Preacher’s Daughters” demeaning. I also do not like be called a “brat” or the common misconception that as a PK I’m […]

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The Return of Lil’ Boosie

Vernon Holman | Staff Writer   Rapper Torrence Hatch, better known as Lil Boosie is once again a free man. Boosie, 31, was released from prison on March 5, after serving five years of an eight-year sentence in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The self-proclaimed “bad ass” was jailed in 2009 on drug possession charges and later […]

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A Tale of Two Anyas

A Day in the Life of Devonte Keith, the BeeJay Anya Look-a-Like  Devonte Keith | Staff Writer   I’ve got a few titles under my belt, but none of course are “One of the top-ranked centers of the 2013 class” or, “Key defensive player of the N.C. State Men’s Basketball team.” These are all titles that […]

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