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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Throwing Like A Girl

N.C. State Track and Field Athlete Breaks Record  Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer Earlier this month, at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nicole Chavis set a new school record for the indoor weight throw with a throw of 69’08.00”. Chavis, a N.C. State sophomore broke the record she set just […]

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Who Will It Be For Wolfpack SBP?

Student Body Presidential Candidates Rusty Mau and Alanna Propst Discuss Their Positions on Diversity and Inclusion   Today at 6p.m. , Mau and Propst will participate in a presidential debate in Talley Ballroom. Earlier this week, both shared with the Nubian Message their opinions on a few topics related to diversity and the progression of […]

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Wake County School System’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

Data shows that WCPSS disciplines Black students the harshest  Chris Hart-Williams | Staff Writer   Friday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a report highlighting a suspension rate disparity between black and white K-12 students. According to the report, among U.S. public schools black students are suspended three times more often than […]

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Taking the “N” out of NFL

Talk to Ban Racial Slurs on the Field  Devonte Keith | Staff Writer  The National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are currently in discussion on whether a penalty should be placed on players who use the “n-word” as well as homophobic slurs du ring games. Rather than using the common unsportsmanlike conduct flag, referees […]

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Accepting New Members? KKK Application Found on Campus

Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief  A 19-year-old Black male does not fit the bill of a stereotypical Klansmen. This however did not stop someone from sliding an application for the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan underneath the dorm room door of a Black N.C. State Student, who lives in Tucker Residence Hall. According to Phillip Hathaway*, […]

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