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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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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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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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The Best Ways to Get Unfollowed

  Eboni Bryson | Staff Writer     Have you logged into your social networks and noticed a dramatic decline in followers and friends? Are your likes, favorites, and retweets looking drier than usual?  If you answered “yes” to any of the following questions, then it sounds like you’ve pushed your friends to press that […]

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Telling The Lion’s Tale

Remembering the Little Rock Nine   Chris Hart-Williams | Staff Writer  On this day in 1957, nine African American students made history as they entered an all-white high school in Arkansas, escorted by federal troops. President Eisenhower deployed troops to escort nine African American students into Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., because it, […]

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50 Black People You Should Know

Taari Coleman | Correspondent In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this gallery includes 50 Black individuals of the past and present that serve as a source of inspiration for all. Click each picture to learn about individuals you should show, and the accomplishments they bring to the Black community.     […]

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Steppin Out’

Vital Information for the NPHC Pan Afrikan Step Show  Richard Keith | Staff Writer The past two years at the N.C. State National Pan-Hellenic Step Show, have been years of Alpha reign with the Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. winning first place at the 2011 show, and the Eta Omicron Chapter of […]

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Foster Fashion, Experience Design…

A Recap of the 16th annual AATS Fashion Expose  Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief The African American Textile Society (AATS) hosted its 16th annual Fashion Expose, Monday, as a part of the 2013 Pan Afrikan Festival. The theme of this year’s expose was “Foster Fashion, Experience Design…” and sponsors included Belk, Maurice’s, UAB and the Raleigh Paul […]

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What is Pan Afrikan?

DeErricka Green | Staff Writer  1970 was a year of firsts for African Americans at N.C. State: Willie Burden and Charley Young became the first African Americans to receive football scholarships from the University; the first African American Cultural Center, located in the old YMCA building, was formed; and, most appropriate, the first Pan-Afrikan Festival […]

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Pan Afrikan Festival 2013 Kick Started With AATS Fashion Expose

Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief The African American Textile Society (AATS) is advising everyone to “Stay Fresh” today by purchasing frozen yogurt from Fresh Berry on Hillsborough St. Individuals who display the AATS and Fresh Berry flyer at the time of checkout will have 15 percent of their total purchase donated to the AATS. While the members […]

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African Attire, the New Business Professional

Story & Photos By: Kelly Darden   Staff Writer  Typical professors and members of academia come to campus dressed in collared shirts and ties or skirts and blouses. Dr. Smith-McKoy, Dr. Brookins, and Toni Thorpe, who are all members of NCSU faculty, do not confrom to the standard Western dress codes. They often come to […]

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