Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ vibes well at Howard University screening

WASHINGTON — An exclusive screening of “Us,” featuring special appearances by stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke and writer-director Jordan Peele, sent shockwaves through Howard University’s packed student audience on Wednesday. Howard and HBCU enthusiasm for the film started to build in December when the first “Us” trailer pictured Duke sporting a grey sweatshirt with […]

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The Truth Awards pays homage to black LGBTQ trailblazers

LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of awards season, the Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, The DIVA Foundation, feted African Americans in the LGBTQ+ community at the fifth annual Truth Awards. The Truth Awards was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the […]

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MEAC champion North Carolina Central headed to Dayton

NORFOLK, VA–The reward for North Carolina Central, fresh off its third straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s basketball tournament championship, is a date on Wednesday to face North Dakota State in the NCAA Tournament’s First Four. North Carolina Central parlayed a 12-0 run to start the second half and some suffocating defense into a 50-47 […]

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Bethune-Cookman denies Norfolk State for MEAC title

NORFOLK, VA—Angel Golden dropped 18 points and Chasimmie Brown grabbed 16 rebounds as No. 3 Bethune-Cookman used a strong second half to overtake Norfolk State 57-45 to claim the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball championship Saturday at the Scope Arena. The Wildcats (21-10) won their first-ever MEAC tournament title and claim the MEAC’s […]

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Prairie View A&M men’s basketball team going dancing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Overcoming a 13-point deficit early on, Prairie View A&M (22-12) topped Texas Southern (21-13) in a thrilling 92-86 contest to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament. The win takes Coach Byron Smith and the Panthers to March Madness for the first time since 1998. Prairie View A&M will now play Fairleigh […]

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MEAC celebrates ‘Read with MEac’ winners

NORFOLK, VA–The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) partnered with the Norfolk Public Schools, City of Norfolk, Renaissance Star Reading and TowneBank Tuesday morning to honor Larchmont Elementary School, who won this year’s Read with MEac competition. Read with MEac was founded by the MEAC’s Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) with goals of promoting the love of reading. […]

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Cole Leads Howard to quarterfinal win over Bethune-Cookman

NORFOLK, Va. – Sophomore guard R.J. Cole, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year, recorded game highs of 23 points and nine assists to lead Howard University to an 80-71 victory over Bethune-Cookman University in the quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament on Thursday night inside Norfolk Scope Arena. Cole scored 17 of his 23 […]

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Claflin softball set to participate in 2019 CIAA

Orangeburg, S.C. – The Claflin University softball team will travel to Elizabeth City, N.C. to participate in its first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round-up hosted by Elizabeth City State University. The round-up, which is set to run Friday, Mar. 15 through Sunday, Mar. 17, will be held at the South Park Athletic Complex located […]

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New LAX Port Director Donald R. Kusser is sworn in

LOS ANGELES—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a Change of Command ceremony to formally instate Donald R. Kusser, formerly Assistant Port Director, Tactical Operations, of the LA/Long Beach Seaport, as Port Director for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) overseeing Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Ontario, […]

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Hawks finish season strong by knocking off Delaware State

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had spent the last two games — both losses — looking for the play that had earned it second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings. On Thursday night, at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center, they found it pretty early. The Hawks (16-13, 12-4 […]

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MEAC holds seventh annual youth clinic

NORFOLK, VA—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) kicked off the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament with the MEAC Youth Clinic on Saturday at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. The Youth Clinic, in its seventh year, is a community outreach program that connects children with MEAC head coaches from the league’s […]

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Teams from the West could storm the Final Four

It’s no big secret that college basketball is largely dominated by the East Coast and the Upper Midwest. Villanova, North Carolina, Duke, Michigan State, Kansas, and Kentucky have pretty much undeniably been the top programs of the decade, and in some cases of all of college basketball history. And with the slight exception of Kansas, […]

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Morgan State takes away Maryland Eastern Shore’s mojo

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore suffered perhaps its most disappointing loss of the season nine days ago in Dover as the team couldn’t find the game that got it to 11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victories. Morgan State took advantage of the Hawks’ slow start in the first quarter to win […]

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Charles D. King talks success at Howard University Charter Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Charles D. King, a Howard University School of Law alumnus who has risen to prominence in Hollywood, told the story of his journey from Hollywood agency mailroom to entertainment company CEO at this year’s Charter Day Convocation. “Upon graduation, I had a ten-year plan: one day be at the helm of an integrated media […]

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