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Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan
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Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden currently limited talks with the long-estranged African government. The eased sanctions will enable trade and investment transactions to resume with Sudan, a U.S.-designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on … Continue reading

Trump’s election energizes Congressional Black Caucus
National / Politics

Trump’s election energizes Congressional Black Caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who overwhelmingly supported his history-making campaign and administration. But with Obama set to … Continue reading

Black college band to march at inauguration, igniting controversy
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Black college band to march at inauguration, igniting controversy

The marching band of Alabama’s oldest private, historically black liberal arts college has accepted an invitation to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural parade, organizers said. Talladega College’s band will march at Trump’s inauguration as other historically black schools such as Howard University, which performed at President Barack Obama’s first inaugural parade, said they won’t … Continue reading

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NSU cancels classes, registration and basketball games for Saturday; closed Sunday through Tuesday, registration to be extended

Due to the forecast of the impending snow storm, Norfolk State University canceled classes, registration and home basketball games scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7. The university will also be closed Sunday through Tuesday. The university is requesting that all essential personnel still report to work in order to properly service on campus resident students. In a statement released … Continue reading

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Norfolk prepares for winter storm

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is opening three garages to provide residents a place to park their vehicles during the upcoming snow.  Residents who normally park on the street are encouraged to use these garages in order for City plows to easily clear roadways of snow: Waterside Garage – 50 Martin’s Lane Boush … Continue reading

McAuliffe outlines plan to close $1.2B budget shortfall, includes 5% cut to higher-ed
Business / Politics / Virginia

McAuliffe outlines plan to close $1.2B budget shortfall, includes 5% cut to higher-ed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia would force certain out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes, and cut state funding for public universities and colleges by 5 percent to help balance the budget under a proposal outlined Friday, Dec. 16, by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Recent improvements in Virginia’s economy have brought the budget gap down from … Continue reading

Black musicians reflecting turmoil of the times in music
Celebrities / Music / Politics

Black musicians reflecting turmoil of the times in music

NEW YORK (AP) — When he entered the recording studio this spring, Grammy and Oscar-winning rapper Common had plenty to vent about — and it all came out. Police shootings. Institutionalized racism. Mass incarceration. Fouled water supplies. White privilege. Wage gaps. Black Lives Matter. Inner-city violence. “Things just felt more urgent for me,” Common said … Continue reading

Swanigan’s double-double secures Purdue win over Norfolk State
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Swanigan’s double-double secures Purdue win over Norfolk State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — It’s probably Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan’s final college season, but for now, Boilermakers coach Matt Painter is enjoying this likely future NBA player. Swanigan had a career-best 32 points and 20 rebounds — his fourth consecutive double-double — and No. 15 Purdue defeated Norfolk State 91-45 on Wednesday night, … Continue reading

Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference
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Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference

Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk State University students from the Spartan Echo student newspaper and the Norfolk State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America were invited to participate in NATO’s annual Allied Command Transformation conference in Norfolk, Virginia for the second time in two years. Out of four universities invited to participate, … Continue reading

NATO-ACT discusses Warsaw Summit Key Decisions at annual Norfolk conference
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NATO-ACT discusses Warsaw Summit Key Decisions at annual Norfolk conference

by Tiana K. Allen The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation opened their doors to the student press for their Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday, Dec. 14. NATO is one of the world’s largest international institutions and defensive organizations that is made up of 28 member countries from Europe and … Continue reading

NATO ACT examines, addresses global challenges
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NATO ACT examines, addresses global challenges

by Richelle Hammiel The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), one of the largest political and military Alliances, met in Norfolk, Virginia Wednesday, Dec. 14, to discuss their global challenges and their methods for bringing solutions that will be approved by all 28 of its Allied nations. This was done through NATO Allied Command Transformation’s annual … Continue reading

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Thanks for a great fall semester!

The Spartan Echo student newspaper thanks our audience for their wonderful support throughout this fall semester.  Whether you picked up a print copy on campus, downloaded the PDF of our print editions online, browsed our website, kept up with our website posts through Twitter or Facebook, watched our videos online or our TV show on campus … Continue reading

2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism
Africa

2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two Iranian men were charged Thursday in a Kenyan court with collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy. Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahim and Abdolhosein Gholi Safaee were arrested Tuesday in an Iranian diplomatic car on Bishops Road in Nairobi, after … Continue reading

Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow
Africa

Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ousmane Sow, a Senegalese sculptor whose work celebrated African tribes along with historical icons such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 81, the culture minister said Thursday. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Mbagnick … Continue reading