That’s What AGGIES DO!

“Having emancipated a whole race, shall it be said that there our duty ends, leaving the race as cumberers of the ground, to live or to wilt and perish, as the case may be? They are members of the American family, and their advancement concerns us all. While swiftly forgetting all they ever knew as slaves, shall they have no opportunity to learn anything as freemen?" – U.S. Sen. Justin Smith Morri...
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Thank You for the First 10 Years

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By Richard L. Williams I recently had lunch with my good friend and entrepreneur extraordinaire John Raye. For the better part of the warm April afternoon we caught up by discussing each other’s endeavors while dining on fried fish and collard greens. He told me about a business development workshop he’s hosting in May at The Enterprise Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem ti...
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A Case for Keeping N.C.’s Black Colleges Open

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On a recent Friday evening in Winston-Salem, Harold Martin, North Carolina A&T State University’s chancellor, addressed a group assembled at the Society for the Study of Afro-American History in Winston-Salem/Forsyth, Inc. banquet and discussed the importance of historically black colleges and universities. Just hours before Dr. Martin’s remarks, state Senator Pete Brunstetter, a Forsyth Cou...
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CIAA Conundrum: More Questions Than Answers

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  From all indications, the 2013 CIAA basketball tournament was once again a successful endeavor. Crowds were enthusiastic, competition compelling, and sponsors plentiful – all enough to send Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter smiling all the way to bank. Or, to paraphrase Motown legend Smokey Robinson, was the smile trying to fool the public. Away from the basketball court, a back story has be...
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Musings on Super Bowl XLVII and Black History

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It’s great to see my friend and former Indianapolis head coach, Jim Caldwell, return to his second Super Bowl in three years, this time as the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Caldwell, who coached Wake Forest in the nineties, made his initial appearance as an NFL head coach in 2009 following eight seasons in Tampa Bay and Indianapolis as a quarterbacks coach under the tutelage of ...
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