Loc’d and Loaded

Tiana Parker

  Amanda McKnight | Staff Writer  Comedian Sheryl Underwood recently came under fire for comments she made vilifying natural “afro” hair. On the show The Talk, on which Underwood is one of five hosts, there was a conversation about how Heidi Klum, supermodel and TV host, saves her children’s hair. Klum …

Back to School Jam: 2013

Students enjoying Back to School Jam.

  Jasmine Jack | Photographer Kelly Darden | Photographer  An annual event hosted by UAB’s Black Students Board, Back to School Jam took place on Lee Field last Thursday, rounding out Wolfpack Welcome Week 2013. AASAC organizations set up booths, allowing students the opportunity to learn more about ways to get involved. …

Black Athletes Open Up About Sexuality

Jason Collins

Alfred Anderson | Staff Writer  This past April, Washington Wizards Center Jason Collins made headlines when he announced to the American public that he is gay. Thus, he became the first openly gay African American male professional athlete. Collins, a 12 year NBA veteran, has played for six teams throughout his …

Black Students Receive Brunt of Disciplinary Action

N.C. Legal Aid Describes Wake County Schools as “Prison Pipeline”   Aaliyah Singleton | Correspondent  WRALrecently reported that Black students in the Wake County School System are disproportionally receiving higher rates of disciplinary action than anyone else in the school system.  Black students were found to have the highest rates of both …