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IN MEMORIAM: Legendary Morgan State and New York Knicks Assistant Coach Nat Frazier Passes Away at 84

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Morgan State University, a historically Black institution located in Baltimore, Maryland, recently celebrated the life of legendary award-winning basketball coach Nathaniel Frazier, who passed away Sept. 22 at Howard County General Hospital at the age of 84. A former NBA New York Knicks Assistant Coach and an NCAA Division…

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Environmental Justice Advocates Say Climate Change isn’t a ‘White Thing’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The climate crisis is real. From the devastating of extreme weather events made worse by climate change to the public health implications of increased pollution like heightened asthma attacks, communities are feeling the impacts of this crisis first and worst. Experts said real solutions to the climate…

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Meet Miss and Mister SC State University

The fall semester is setting the stage for a new king and queen to take the lead on uplifting the university and community. With compelling platforms and a zeal for change, both Miss and Mister SC State 2019-20 received the highest number of votes from fellow students during the spring semester. Although they both admire…

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South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Soliciting Grant Requests for Undiscovered SC Program

  The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is inviting interested eligible entities to submit a Letter of Intent Form for grant funding assistance from the Undiscovered South Carolina Grant Program. The program assists non-profit organizations and communities with the development of publicly owned tourism products and attractions that will encourage visitation to South…

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Key Witness in Amber Guyger’s Murder Trial Shot Dead

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Botham Jean’s neighbor who testified courageously and tearfully as a prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Dallas cop Amber Guyger, was found shot dead Friday night in Dallas. Joshua Brown, who lived across the hall from Jean, died of multiple gunshot wounds, Lee Merritt,…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What Matters 2020 – Issues That Impact Minority Communities

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor Every vote counts and Elections have consequences! The 2020 presidential elections will definitely have consequences and it will be important that every vote is counted and accounted for. Everyone and everything in this country is impacted by someone in a position of political leadership who shapes public policy…

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SC State to launch customer service initiative during National Customer Service Week

SC State University will begin a campus-wide initiative aimed at improving customer service across all departments of the institution. The initiative will launch in conjunction with National Customer Service Week on Oct. 7-11 and represents one key component of the university’s strategic plan, which focuses on creating and sustaining a quality, pristine educational experience that…

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Legendary Olympic Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos Earn Induction into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Their raised fists were as legendary as they were controversial. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, known for their Black Power salute during the 1968 Olympics medal ceremonies, have earned induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. The induction is scheduled for Nov. 1. Smith’s and Carlos’…

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