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A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A toxic waste landfill in Warren County, North Carolina, a predominantly Black community that “galvanized the nation to talk about environmental racism,” was among the toxic dump sites featured in a recent...

In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

NCAA madness continues long after March

NCAA madness continues long after March

Apr. 9 |   March Madness 2014, basketball edition, is over, but the real madness in college sports is still disgracefully alive. Dr. Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport annual NCAA tournament graduation rate study, released...

Whistleblower persecuted for exposing  UNC academic scandal

Whistleblower persecuted for exposing UNC academic scandal

Mar. 26 | While people’s busted tournament brackets dominate this year’s March Madness hoops chat rooms, once again little or nothing has been said about that proverbial 2,000-pound elephant in the room — the continued hypocrisy of college sports. The...

Carolina Black Caucus defends U of  North Carolina’s exploitation of Black students

Carolina Black Caucus defends U of North Carolina’s exploitation of Black students

Feb. 12 |             By Phillip Jackson Cntributing Writer   As a Black man in America, I find it appalling that the University of North Carolina’s Black Caucus would choose to issue a declaration of support to defend...

WNBA rookies learn the ropes

WNBA rookies learn the ropes

Aug. 14 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Wearing a visitors’ uniform in her hometown is nothing new for Tayler Hill. Although she wore the Washington Mystics’ red road colors in the August 8 game against Minnesota, the host crowd warmly...

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

Nov. 14 | Cupcakes — this is the insulting term local media often uses to undervalue, underestimate and margainize the Gophers men’s basketball non-conference opponents each season. Former coach Clem Haskins hated such annual references to his early-season...