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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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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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#WakeUp, #DontSleep, #StayWoke

Staff Report  Throughout the month of February, the Nubian Message staff set out on a mission to wake up as many people on N.C. State’s campus as possible. We were inspired to#WakeUpNCSU after reflecting on all the stories we have reported on this school year and the injustice we have seen in the news. We wanted 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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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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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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On The Come Up, African-American Undergraduate Graduation Rates Rise

Chris Hart-Williams | Staff Writer The graduation rate for undergraduate African-American students reached 65 percent, the highest its been in a decade, according to the N.C. State Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity’s (OIED) most recent, 2012 report.  The last time African-American students had graduation rates this high was in 2006, when the graduation rate […]

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Raleigh’s First African-American Police Chief

NCSU Graduate, Cassandra Deck-Brown, Offers An Exclusive Interview to the Nubian Message  Aaliyah Singleton | Staff Writer Cassandra Deck-Brown, a trailblazer and inspiration was sworn in on February of last years as Raleigh’s first African-American female Police Chief. Deck-Brown grew up in Bunn, North Carolina with her parents and two siblings. She described her childhood as being […]

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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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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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#EducateYourself

  An Overview of the AASAC Black History Month Instagram Photo Challenge Staff Report Last week, the Afrikan American Student Advisory Council (AASAC) began its Instagram Photo Challenge in honor of Black History Month. Each AASAC organization has the chance to win a $100 gift card provided by the Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity […]

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Medical Apartheid

  Author Discusses History of Medical Experimentation on African-Americans  Nia Doaks | Staff Writer Two centuries ago, during enslavement, Black people were thought of as an entirely different species with unique medical profiles. Unlike white people, Black people were not expected to feel pain. They were seen as less intelligent and often used for painful medical experiments, […]

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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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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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Plight of the Black Quarterback

  Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer DeErricka Green | Managing Editor  On Sunday, Feb. 2, former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson became only the second starting Black quarterback to win a Super Bowl in NFL history. In this victory, Wilson not only represents the largest group of African-American quarterbacks to play in one NFL season, […]

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