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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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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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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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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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Defiling Black History By Any Means Necessary

Nicki Minaj Uses Picture of Malcolm X for Album Art  Taari Coleman | Staff Writer Two weeks ago, rapper Nicki Minaj released controversial artwork for her new single, “Looking Ass N*gga.” The artwork featured an iconic photograph of Malcolm X, circa 1964, holding a large assault rifle, peering through window curtains. The public sphere erupted […]

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28 Tracks for 28 Days

  Staff Report  February’s theme for Nubian Message is #WakeUpNCSU. The Nubian staff and WKNC’s @JustDezBruh compiled a list of 28 tracks for the 28 days of the month. Each week we will drop a different playlist to promote social awareness and Black Consciousness. This week we feature songs from artists such as James Brown, Sam Cooke, and Grandmaster Flash & the […]

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Grammys Gets it Wrong Again

  The Grammys Continue to Miss the Mark on Hip-Hop  Dane McMillan | Staff Writer  Another year, another Grammy’s, another disappointment. One of the more controversial categories of the Grammy awards, Best Rap Album, didn’t fail to disappoint with the winner this year being Macklemore for his album The Heist. His award was met with quite a […]

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28 Tracks for 28 Days

  Staff Report February’s theme for Nubian Message is #WakeUpNCSU. The Nubian staff and WKNC’s @JustDezBruh compiled a list of 28 tracks for the 28 days of the month. Each week we will drop a different playlist to promote social awareness and Black Consciousness. Be on the lookout for these songs to drop, and #WakeUpNCSU!   […]

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Bey’s Got the Beehive Buzzing

  Aaron Jones | Correspondent Last month, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter shocked both fans and the music industry alike when she unexpectedly released Beyoncé, her record-breaking fifth studio album. Exploring themes of explicit sexuality, beauty and motherhood, the artist shares her interpretation of feminism in an visually unconventional format. The surprise album’s 14 songs and 17 corresponding […]

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Every Young Man Needs an Uncle Phil

  Dane McMillan | Staff Writer America lost its favorite TV uncle this past New Year’s Eve. James LaRue Avery, best known for his role as Philip Banks on The Fresh Prince Bel-Air, died of complications of heart surgery. He was 68. “The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to […]

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Black Women Take Over Prime Time

  Nia Doaks | Staff Writer Olivia Pope of ABC’s Scandal and Mary Jane Paul BET’s Being Mary Jane are two fictional characters that have begun attracting a lot of attention in the Black community. These shows have a few things in common: the main characters are both strong, professional, educated Black women; however, they […]

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Saturday Night Live Adds a Little Color

  Taari Coleman | Staff Writer For the first time in six years, NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) has added Black women to its roster. Last Monday, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes joined the series team of writers, and Sasheer Zamata joined the cast as a featured player. This move by Executive Director Lorne Michaels […]

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Lyricism Killed the Radio Star

Rappers Like Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole Reclaim the Game  Vernon Holman | Staff Writer Turn on the radio and you will likely hear music from the same set of artists: French Montana, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Drake, and Lil Wayne amongst others. Old school lyricist have often commented on how they are frustrated with the […]

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Pack’s PACT Screens Fruitvale Station

Nia Doaks | Staff Writer On Tuesday, students discussed how Black men in our society constantly struggle with problems such as identity, masculinity, and aggression. N.C. State’s Pack’s PACT program led a discussion about Black men in society following a showing of the film Fruitvale Station. Pack’s PACT (Persisting Academically and Culturally Together) is a […]

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Black Women, Kenan Thompson and Saturday Night Live

  Taari Coleman | Staff Writer   Weeks after Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Kenan Thompson was interviewed by TV Guide, and implied that there were no Black women prepared to join the show’s cast, an episode aired with actress Kerry Washington as host. The well known lead of ABC’s hit show Scandal, Washington performed well […]

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