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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Protecting the Lion’s Tale.

  This unsigned editorial is the opinion of the Nubian Message’s editorial board, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.  In his first letter from the editor, Tony Williamson stated, “The Nubian Message has been created to represent the African-American community at NCSU totally, truthfully, and faithfully. In doing so, we shall cover every aspect […]

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Date Rape Culture

  Taari Coleman | Staff Writer Rape culture is a growing phenomenon within the United States. One in five women will experience sexual assault during their undergraduate studies, according to Jenn Scott, Assistant Director of Interpersonal Violence Services in the Women’s Center at N.C. State. Despite this alarming statistic, rape culture is increasingly becoming a […]

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A Modern Day Picnic

  This unsigned editorial is the opinion of the Nubian Message’s editorial board, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.  Apparently, it’s open season on Black bodies. Jordan. Rekia. Trayvon. Jonathan. Renisha. If you believe the justice system, Afrikan-Americans are considered no more human today than 150 years ago. If you didn’t understand that the […]

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Every Brotha Ain’t a Brotha

  The Significance of Black History Month and Multiple Black Media Representations  Aaliyah Singleton | Staff Writer Uncle Tom, Negropean, sell-out, or house Negro–call it what you want, but the point remains the same- every brother ain’t a brotha. Take for instance, Mychal Massie, a Black conservative columnist who lamented all his problems with Black […]

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George Zimmerman Profits From Pain, Again

  Devonte Keith | Staff Writer In early February, George Zimmerman signed a contract with a celebrity-boxing promoter to appear in a televised fight. Zimmerman, who gained national attention during the Trayvon Martin murder case, signed the contract with fight promoter Damon Feldman agreeing to take on any contender who stepped up to the mat. […]

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What’s Dogs Got to Do with It?

  Vernon Holman | Staff Writer  Michael Vick is renowned for his abilities as a professional quarterback; so one might think that Raleigh citizens would view it as an honor for him to be the keynote speaker at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s annual Evening of Champions, a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of local athletes. […]

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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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What You Know About that Thug Life?

  Critics Argue That “Thug” Has Become the New “N-Word”  Aaron Jones | Staff Writer  Jan. 19, the Seattle Seahawks conquered the San Francisco 49ers 23-17, in the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship, sending them to the 2014 Super Bowl. 30 seconds were left in the game. With the 49ers at the Seahawks’ 18-yard line, quarterback Colin […]

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Discrimination Stems in STEM Majors

  Vernon Holman | Staff Writer  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are fields notoriously dominated by men. Women within STEM fields often suffer discrimination and scrutiny (both directly and indirectly)  by professors, researchers, and their peers. According to a study published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities “academically capable women are more likely to leave […]

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We Don’t Mean No Disrespect, But…

  This unsigned editorial is the opinion of the Nubian Message’s editorial board, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.    Martin had a dream and it was not his face on the cover of party promotional fliers. After his death in 1963, many advocated for his birthday to become a federal holiday and it […]

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Our Ugly Obsession: Skin Bleaching

  Amanda McKnight | Staff Writer Cameroonian/Nigerian pop singer, Dencia, has caused an uproar on social media with the release of Whitenicious, “a high-end skin care product line suitable for all skin types.” The success of Dencia’s product brings light to the prevalence of skin lightening to those in the US who may have never even heard […]

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