Archive by Author

A Message from the Editor: N.C. State Embraces Diversity?

University Dining’s Cinco de Mayo Event Strays From N.C. State’s Diversity Promise  Chris Hart-Williams | Editor-in-Chief  University Dining’s distasteful Cinco de Mayo event on Monday proved that N.C. State at times, fails to fulfill its promise to embrace diversity. Just as the rest of the student body, on Monday I received an email from University […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Tolu Takes The Torch

Aaliyah Singleton | Staff Writer    Next year, Toluwalope Oyelowo, a sophomore in biomedical engineering will take over the position of AASAC Chairperson. Affectionately known at Tolu to friends, Oyelowo currently serves as AASAC Secretary, and an Engineering Ambassador with N.C. State’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter. When she came to N.C. State, Oyelowo […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Seniors Prepare to Face the Job Market

Aaron Thomas | Staff Writer There are two weeks left until the end of the spring semester at N.C. State and students are on edge. While some are struggling to beat deadlines for final projects and papers, graduating seniors are faced with more pressure as they prepare for graduation and putting their degrees to use. […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Sign Off From the Editor

  To All My Nubian Brothers and Sisters, It is nearly impossible to have ties to the Afrikan American Cultural Center at N.C.State and not have memorized the African proverb, “Until the Lion has his own historian, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” For the past 21 years, the Nubian Message has […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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. […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →