Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies
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Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the “White Lives Matter” rally last month in Tennessee might have prevented the kind of … Continue reading

NSU “Spardi Gras” homecoming is Oct. 22-29
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NSU “Spardi Gras” homecoming is Oct. 22-29

Norfolk State University is celebrating its 82nd homecoming Oct. 22-25. The week kicked off Sunday, Oct. 22, with the sold out encore tribute to Luther Vandross in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. This year’s Spardi Gras homecoming theme merges Spartan spirit with the fun of Mardi Gras. Events include a concert featuring Jacquees … Continue reading

Apply now for spring staff positions!
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Apply now for spring staff positions!

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we need you! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2018 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. And be forewarned: work will be necessary during the winter break to adhere … Continue reading

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying
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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. … Continue reading

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
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Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther.   But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in “Marshall.” There were … Continue reading

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak
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University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak

CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can’t accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives. UC president Neville Pinto said in an email that the university is finalizing details of … Continue reading

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Norfolk State Planetarium promises exciting free shows for fall

The Norfolk State University Planetarium, located in the Roy A. Woods Science Building, Room 119, has some exciting shows among the stars scheduled for the fall. Shows are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Each presentation is about 30 minutes and these programs are free and open to the public. Here is the fall planetarium … Continue reading

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announces Feed Virginia Day of Action

~Communities and schools across Virginia host volunteer events to support the Commonwealth’s food system ~ RICHMOND – Today, Sept. 29, at volunteer events in Newport News, Dumfries, and Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrated the inaugural Feed Virginia Day of Action, an initiative of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide which … Continue reading

African professor teaches real African history at NSU
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African professor teaches real African history at NSU

by Antonio Garland Most people believe that African history started with slavery, but there’s much more behind it. Norfolk State University (NSU) associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies, Patrick Mbajekwe, seeks to teach students that there’s another side to Africa’s distinct background. Mbajekwe, 50, grew up in the village of Onitsha located on the … Continue reading

Leon Carter of ESPN and the Sports Journalism Institute speaks on NSU campus Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.
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Leon Carter of ESPN and the Sports Journalism Institute speaks on NSU campus Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.

As part of its MCJR Week conference, the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism is hosting distinguished alumnus Leon Carter, class of ’81, ESPN VP and founder of the Sports Journalism Institute. On Thursday, Sept. 28, Carter is leading an MCJR Week session at 3 p.m. in room 138C of the Student Center on the … Continue reading

President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. retires from Norfolk State
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President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. retires from Norfolk State

(Note: a video statement from President Moore is available at the end of this article.) Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. announced in writing his retirement to the NSU Board of Visitors on Monday, Sept. 25. The BOV formally accepted his retirement decision through a special call meeting the same day … Continue reading

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Handling of sexual violence examined at 2 Virginia schools

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating the handling of campus sexual violence at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. The Daily Press http://bit.ly/2wfsavZ reports that the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating under Title IX, which protects against discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding. It was not … Continue reading