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Remembering Maya Angelou: Thoughts from her former friend and colleague

Dr. Debra S. Boyd while abroad in Pakistan shares her memories of Dr. Maya Angelou.Chris Hart-Williams | Editor-in-Chief  Since Dr. Maya Angelou’s death her family, friends, colleagues, mentees and admirers alike, have shared their personal memories of the renowned poet. Author and professor, Dr. Debra S. Boyd met Dr. Angelou in 1989 when she taught African […]

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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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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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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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Crowning the Next Mr. and Miss Pan Afrikan

One of the events students can look forward to during Pan Afrikan Week is the Mr. and Ms. Pan Afrikan Scholarship Pageant. This year’s contestants are preparing to showcase their best talents and put in work for the coveted title. “The pageant is a chance for anyone at N.C. State to get a chance to […]

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We Go Together Like Degrees and Wedding Rings

The Pressure To Find A Spouse By Graduation  Aaron Thomas | Staff Writer Go to class. Make good grades. Walk across the stage. Attending college can be seen as a stage of life that represents being one step closer to entering the “real world.” As students pursue prospective careers, it is common for them to […]

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Sex in the 21st Century

  Dane McMillan | Staff Writer  On Thursday, Feb. 6,  members of the Eta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.  hosted the program, Sex in the 21st  Century. Throughout the event the perspectives of college students of past decades were compared to those of college students today. The program presented the idea that […]

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Twitter’s Alarm Clock: @TheBlackVoice

  An Interview with Triangle Activist and N.C. State Alumnus, Taurean R. Brown.  Chris Hart-Williams | Staff Writer Taurean Brown, activist, writer, and the man behind Twitter’s @TheBlackVoice, strives to wake people up and assist them in their journeys of consciousness through his tweets and writing. Brown, age 26,  began his activism about a year before he […]

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Personal Trainer Kenny Ragsdale Gets You Ripped

  Eboni Bryson | Staff Writer As we steer into the New Year, some students are looking for ways to shed those Winter Break pounds. In an interview with N.C. State personal trainer Kenny Ragsdale, the Nubian Message gathered insight into his views on fitness and his advice for those that want to face those New […]

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Dwuan June

First Black Editor of Technician Tells His Story Chris Hart-Williams | Staff Writer In 1989, Dwuan June became the first African-American to hold the position of Editor-In-Chief of Technician. June lead the student paper three years before  Nubian Message was founded by Tony Williamson in 1992, a time when racial tensions at N.C. State were […]

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Kwanzaa Comes Early to N.C. State

Omar Tyree to Join Students in Celebration DeErricka Green | Managing Editor  Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013, the annual Kwanzaa Celebration will be hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs and the African American Cultural Center, featuring traditional African rituals, food and guest speaker Omar Tyree. Contrary to popular belief, Kwanzaa is not an African holiday, nor is […]

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Ray Offers Course in Gullah/Geechee Culture

Eboni Bryson | Staff Writer  For this upcoming spring semester, N.C. State is offering an Africana Studies course (AFS 497) focusing on the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  This course will feature a service trip that allows students to travel to Charleston, SC and St. Helena Island to visit prominent landmarks while participating various service learning opportunities. Members of […]

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The Black Card: What’s in Your Wallet?

Amanda McKnight | Staff Writer  Many people within the Black community keep a running list of White people who have a “Black Card.” A Google search of “Black Card” yields results such as Bill Clinton, Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow and John Mayer. That is because these individuals have been presented with the coveted item, which […]

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Sneaker Summit Returns to N.C. State

  Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer   Saturday, at the first annual N.C. State Sneaker Summit, connoisseurs of all ages gathered to buy, sell and trade the hottest shoes on the market. Hosted by the Black Students Board, the summit took place in the Carmichael Playzone and attracted vendors from around the Triangle. Chelsea Pearson, […]

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Greatest Homecoming on Earth?

Drama Derails #GHOE Plans    Amber Williams | Correspondent   Every year, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) hosts the so-called Greatest Homecoming on Earth (GHOE). With the increasing amount of violence and attendees every year, this event has become one of the most controversial university held functions in North Carolina.  The homecoming […]

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#BlackGirlsRock

A Sign of Black Solidarity   Bilal Butt | Correspondent   Nov. 4, 2013, BET ‘s annual award show, Black Girls Rock! was met with backlash from social media users. Black Girls Rock, a non-profit organization started in 2006, is dedicated to the empowerment of young Black women, giving them the tools to overcome the […]

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