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Black QBs gain position in NFL
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Black QBs gain position in NFL

by Kevin Alexander Jr. Marlin Briscoe became the first African American quarterback to play for an NFL team during the modern Super Bowl era when he started for the Denver Broncos in 1968. More than five decades later, Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes II became just the third African American quarterback to win the … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Local

Making it happen: Behind the scenes at Norfolk State’s Black History Month events

by Halle Ellis During the month of February, the Black History Month Committee comprised of various campus divisions, come together and lead the university in a series of free, open to the public premier events. These events celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understanding to African American and African diasporic cultures. Campus events include African … Continue reading

Alsander Womack named MEAC Baseball Preseason Player of the Year
MEAC / Spartan Men

Alsander Womack named MEAC Baseball Preseason Player of the Year

by Siera Jones MEAC baseball predictions have been released and Norfolk State now boasts the 2020 MEAC Preseason Player of the Year, junior infielder Alsander Womack. The Waxhaw, N.C., native already was highly motivated entering his third season for the Spartans; so, while honored to receive the recognition by the conference’s coaches, he remains focused … Continue reading

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Norfolk State celebrates landmark agreement to increase HBCU participation in federal contracting

Last year, the Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT), in partnership with their minority technology company members and NSU, responded to a Request for Information (RFI) presented by the Office of Management and Budget and the GSA for Technology Based Management (TBM). It proposes the inclusion of over 100 minority technology companies with a GSA … Continue reading

Governor Northam encourages Virginians to honor Black History Month
Education / Virginia

Governor Northam encourages Virginians to honor Black History Month

~ Numerous events statewide to recognize tremendous African American contributions ~ Governor Ralph Northam made the following statement on Black History Month, which is celebrated nationwide during February. “For too long, the stories we have told about Virginia’s history have diminished or ignored the contributions of African Americans. Black History Month is just one way … Continue reading

Senior Day Ended Volleyball Season for the Spartans
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Senior Day Ended Volleyball Season for the Spartans

By: Maya Dawson, Sports Editor The volleyball team hosted South Carolina State University, for Senior Day on Sunday November, 17th. This will be the last game played for eight seniors: Bojanna Bolozan, Anna Rupertova, Halley McKnight, Daiysa Burrell, Jill Aqunio, Jessica Radford, Destinee Hooker, and Ashley Patterson. They each had a chance to play in … Continue reading

Bring Back Our Girls!! Daughters of Chibok Review
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Bring Back Our Girls!! Daughters of Chibok Review

By: LaRey Wright “Bring back our girls!” was the cry heard around the globe when 276 female students were kidnapped by a terrorist organization in Chibok, Nigeria.  Even first lady Michelle Obama retweeted this statement to raise awareness shortly after the initial attack in 2014. Since the initial attack, some of the girls have been … Continue reading

HBCU Funds Expire
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HBCU Funds Expire

By: LaRey Wright The battle over how to federally fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities is leaving these institutions hanging in the balance. On October 1, the current funding for HBCU’s expired when Congress failed to extend it. These finances are used for faculty and curriculum development, campus infrastructure improvements and student services. Without proper … Continue reading