Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial
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Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial

George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.” “From his infancy, I have discovered an almost unconquerable disposition to indolence in everything that did not tend to his amusements,” the founding father wrote. At … Continue reading

Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’
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Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton has condemned the four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem, writing on Instagram that their actions are “a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country.” The four players — running back Arian Foster, outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, free safety Michael … Continue reading

Advocacy group includes inmates in efforts  to achieve criminal-justice reform
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Advocacy group includes inmates in efforts to achieve criminal-justice reform

The United States has the largest reported inmate population in the world, with more than 2 million men and women serving time in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Millions more are on probation or parole. And yet few organizations advocate on their behalf. And fewer still actually work with those in the … Continue reading

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
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Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading

NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity
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NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity

NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has signed a joint letter from presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) calling for peace and unity following the tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas as well as expressing their sympathy for the victims, their families and their communities. The letter, which highlights the … Continue reading

UN envoy to Syria to consult Security Council on peace talks
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UN envoy to Syria to consult Security Council on peace talks

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said he will speak to the U.N. Security Council later on Thursday, May 26,2016 and after that, announce plans for the resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Staffan de Mistura said he will ask the council for … Continue reading

Statement by the President on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
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Statement by the President on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

An editorial statement by President Barack Obama Just six years ago, the reality in our country was that millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system because they couldn’t afford insurance or because they had pre-existing conditions. Women were charged more than men simply because they were women. People who needed coverage the … Continue reading

Want a job after graduation?  You’ll need experience and we can provide it.
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Want a job after graduation? You’ll need experience and we can provide it.

Want a job in the media after graduation?  Want to work in a communication-related field?  If so, you’ll need more than a degree; you’ll need samples of work product you can show a potential employer and related experience listed on your resume…preferably two or more years of it. That’s where the Spartan Echo comes in.  … Continue reading

Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!
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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!

Writers, photographers, graphic designers:  the Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2016 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the summer break to prepare for the fall semester.    Please see the Spartan … Continue reading

Eric Thomas impacts the lives of many through his words
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Eric Thomas impacts the lives of many through his words

by Miles Givers For individuals in search of the right motivation that can elevate your spirits to different heights, Eric Thomas is the guy to find. Eric Thomas is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator and pastor. His messages are creative in style and energetically spoken with passion. His messages have been spread by … Continue reading

Howard Media Group replies to announcement that Howard will participate in FCC auction
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Howard Media Group replies to announcement that Howard will participate in FCC auction

HMG REPLIES TO PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HOWARD WILL PARTICIPATE IN AUCTION (1/20/16) Howard University President Wayne Frederick announced on January 13 that the university would participate in a reverse auction through the FCC, in which WHUT-TV will make its spectrum available for purchase or some other arrangement.  However, he noted that the details of the … Continue reading