Telling The Lion’s Tale

The Little Rock Nine integrated Central Rock High School, 50 years ago today.

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 …

Miss America Backlash

Nina Davuluri, of New York, was crowned Miss America 2014 on Sept. 15, 2013.

  Chelsea Gardner | Staff Writer On Sunday, Sept.15, 2013 the nation witnessed a historical moment when the first Indian-American was crowned Miss America.  But within a matter of minutes, social networking was bombarded with hate-filled remarks specifically targeting NinaDavuluri’s race and ethnicity. According to the New York Daily News, Davuluri …

Forecasting Fall’s Hottest Music with DJ Dez Suavé

DJ Dez Suavé in the WKNC Studio during his Smooth 60 show.

   Nia Doaks | Correspondent  Desmond “DJ Dez Suavé” Sellman hosts WKNC88.1’s “Smooth 60” every Monday night at 11pm. Sellman used to DJ outside of his show, but now he just focuses his energy towards his show. “DJing is really time-consuming and takes a lot of practice,” he said. “At …

The Nubian Asks a Slave!

Azie Dungey in her portrayal of Lizzie Mae, a fictional enslaved woman that lives in Mount Vernon, home of George Washington.

An Interview with Azie Dungey, creator of “Ask a Slave.”   Amber Williams | Correspondent  Azie Dungey claims to have played “every Black woman of note that ever lived,” from Harriet Tubman, to Claudette Colvin. A native of the DMV area, Dungey spent years as a historical interpreter. While portraying Caroline …