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Shelia E. Rocks Stage for Aggies

*This article was contributed by the A&T Register and is the first in our new section, Campus Connections, which will seek to provide Nubian Message Readers with a sense of what is happening on Historically Black campuses* Brie-Anne Robinson| Staff Writer The A&T Register  Rock, rock, holly rock, everybody wanna holly rock,” screamed fans as […]

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The Haute Seat

Christopher Lynn | Staff Writer Social networking outlets are at an all-time high in popularity in the African-American community right now. The one currently sweeping the nation is called “Instagram.” Instagram is a photo-sharing social network that launched about two years ago. In September of this year, it was reported that Instagram had about 100 million […]

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The Fraud Surrounding Voter Fraud

DeErricka Green | Staff Writer A billboard that has been spotted in African American, Hispanic and low income neighborhoods of Cleveland, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, as well as parts of Pennsylvania reads, “Voter fraud is a felony! Up to 3 1/2 yrs and $10,000 fine.” Voter fraud is essentially as rare as being struck by lightning, or witnessing a […]

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“Un-Tapped” Resources

Robert Marshall | Staff Writer Celibacy is one of those terms that is often used and misused, misinterpreted and miscommunicated. For some it is simply abstaining from sex until marriage, while for others it is a temporary decision; just waiting for someone who “feels right.” There remains another small faction, though, to which celibacy bears […]

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Affirmative Action In Jeopardy

Kierra Leggett| Editor-in-Chief  The Supreme Court could repeal the use of affirmative action in the admissions policies of the nation’s colleges in its ruling on Fisher v. Texas. This potential change in legislation results from the case of Abigail Fisher and accusations of discrimination she has made against the University of Texas at Austin (UT).Fisher, […]

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Zimmerman Lawyers Gain Acess to Martin Records

Chelsea Gardner| Staff Writer Friday, Oct. 19, Judge Debra Nelson granted George Zimmerman’s lawyers access to Trayvon Martin’s school and social media accounts. This included access to Martin’s Twitter and Facebook, as well as documents containing Martin’s attendance, and records of disciplinary action. According to the Associated Press, defense attorneys plan to use these records […]

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N.C. State Students Hit the Polls for Early Voting

Jasmyn Morere| Staff Writer Early voting began Oct. 18 in N.C. State’s Talley Student Center. The reasons for students voting on campus have been varied with some hoping to avoid Election Day crowds, and others enthused about receiving fake mustaches in exchange for pledging to vote.  As Nov. 6 quickly approaches, more and more students […]

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Life is Good,Black Rage: An Experience of a Lifetime

DeErricka Green |Staff Writer  After receiving a huge reaction from the audience during an incredible, unrehearsed performance together at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, and again at the Rock the Bells festival earlier this month, it seemed too much to ask that we might see two of hip- hop’s most praised lyricists- Nas and Lauryn Hill- share […]

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The Haute Seat

Christopher Lynn | Staff Writer In the age where everyone seems to be a sneaker-head, a problem arises. There are roughly 311 million people in the United States. In a general release of a sneaker, Nike produces about 300,000 pairs of shoes. Doing the math, there is about a 1 and 1,000 chance of a […]

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NCSU Students Respond to Libyan Unrest

Sehdia Mansaray | Staff Writer Eleven years after the 9/11terrorist attacks on the United States, another attack has occurred, this time at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The attack was instigated by the release of an American produced film, “Innocence of Muslims.” In the film, the prophet Mohammed is depicted as promiscuous and as […]

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AASAC Organizations Dissatisfied with Disbursement of Appropriations

Kierra Leggett | Editor In Chief Appropriationswere a hot topicat Friday’s General Body AASAC meeting after many AASAC organizations made claims of receiving little money from the initial disbursement of appropriation funds. Decided on bythe Appropriations Committee, Senate President Pro Tempore Emerson Barker released initial appropriation amounts to student organizations Sep. 16, via email. In […]

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Sparkle: Living up to its Luster ?

Alexis Teasdell | Staff Writer   Many people were interested to see the movie Sparkle, because it is Whitney Houston’s final performance on film, as well as rising young star Jordin Sparks’ first time on the silver screen. Needless to say, Sparkle hit theaters on August 17 with a bang. A film about three sisters, […]

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Carizma Thomas: Wild Out Wednesday All-Star

Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief   N.C. State’s own Carizma Thomas performed on the All-Star Edition of BET’s 106 and Park Wild Out Wednesday competition. Thomas, a senior majoring in Communication- Media walked away from the competition having racked up more than one thousand votes. When she took to the 106 and Park stage on August15, […]

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Group Spotlight: Caribbean Students Association

What is the CSA? The Caribbean Students Association (CSA) is a social organization which strives to increase knowledge and enhance awareness of Caribbean societies and cultures at NCSU. CSA seeks to promote unity amongst all Caribbean students and all who share an interest in learning about Caribbean societies and culture, while providing a supportive network […]

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Alpha Corner

D’Andra Troy | Campus Style Correspondent   Alpha: being the most prominent, talented, or aggressive person in a group. What better word than alpha to describe the weekly most fashionable wolf in the N.C. State Wolf pack? Alpha Corner will be the space designated to recognize the person that displays the most sense of fashion […]

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2012 Black Student Board Back to School Jam

For the 2012 Black Student Board Back to School Jam, BSB President, Zuqorah Williamson pulled out all the stops. Williamson organized a School Supply Drive in which orginizations participating in the Back to School Jam competed against one another to see which organization could collect the most school supplies to be donated to area children. […]

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