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College football coach defends Black Lives Matter T-shirts

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A college football coach is defending players who wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they warmed up for a recent game. Old Dominion University Monarchs coach Bobby Wilder told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2d4xf3o) Monday that he supports the players “100 percent in wanting to do that.” The Monarchs on Saturday hosted the … Continue reading

Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast
Business / Campus Life / Celebrities / Education / Local / TV / Virginia

Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast

by Tiana K. Allen, editor in chief On Sept. 14, host and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now Roland S. Martin spoke as the keynote speaker at Norfolk State’s 2016 Founders Day breakfast. During the breakfast, he touched on the subjects of the importance of HBCUs, black unity and alumni giving back to … Continue reading

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening
Art / Arts & Entertainment / Music / Theater & Dance

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A festival featuring workshops, storytelling and performances including concerts with bands such as Public Enemy and The Roots will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that the three-day festival, “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” on the Washington Monument … Continue reading

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
National / Politics

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively … Continue reading