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Police review board looking into case of Durham officers who pulled guns on boys playing tag

DURHAM, N.C. — Almost a year after Durham police officers drew guns on two boys playing tag at an apartment complex, the boys' families said Thursday that they finally feel like they are moving closer to accountability for the incident.

Fifteen-year-old Jaylin Harris and Zakarryya Cornelius, who was a day shy of turning 9, said they were playing tag with a friend last August at the Rochelle Manor Apartments complex when the officers confronted them.

"As soon as we come around the corner, we walk into five cops pointing guns at us saying, 'Freeze!' and 'Get on the ground!'" Jaylin said at the time. "So, we were just thinking, like, what did we do? We didn’t even do anything wrong."

"I was just terrified," Zakarryya said.

Jaylin said the officers patted him down and handcuffed him, all while guns remained pointed at him and his young friends.

https://www.wral.com/police-review-board-looking-into-case-of-durham-officers-who-pulled-guns-on-boys-playing-tag/19730950/

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Attorney: Harnett County Sheriff's Office insurer will pay $6 million to 6 families to settle excessive force suit

Posted June 17, 2021 2:30 p.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2021 1:01 a.m. EDT

LOCAL NEWS
Attorney: Harnett County Sheriff's Office insurer will pay $6 million to 6 families to settle excessive force suit
Tags: officer-involved shooting, Harnett County Sheriff's Office, use of force, lawsuit
Posted June 17, 2021 2:30 p.m. EDT
Updated June 18, 2021 1:01 a.m. EDT

By Cullen Browder, Matt Talhelm and Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporters

RICHMOND, VA. — The insurer for the Harnett County Sheriff's Office agreed Wednesday to a $6 million settlement with six families who had charged the office with a pattern of excessive use of force, according to Raleigh-based attorney Robert Zaytoun, who represents the plaintiffs.

The lawsuit was filed by the family of John David Livingston – shot and killed by a Harnett County deputy in November 2015 – and five others who alleged excessive use of force by the department.

“This went all the way up to the top. It was condoned, it was enabled, at the highest reaches of the Harnett County Sheriff's Office," Zaytoun said, calling it "an anti-rogue law enforcement case."

https://www.wral.com/harnett-county-sheriffs-office-settles-lawsuit-alleging-excessive-use-of-force-with-6-families-for-6-million/19730952/

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Sports Forum / WNAA 90.1 FM and From Press Box to Press Row
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:18:18 AM »
Are WNAA 90.1 and From Press Box to Press Row in contract negotiations?  I guess I will have to listen on TuneIn.

https://boxtorow.com/affiliate-stations/

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The first night of US Olympic Trials was a successful one for the North Carolina A&T contingent in the men’s 400 meters.

Both Trevor Stewart and Randolph Ross advanced to the semifinals of the event. Stewart won his 400m heat. Ross qualified by finishing third in his heat. The duo joins Livingstone’s Quanera Hayes (400m) and fellow Aggies Cambrea Sturgis and Kayla White (100m) in advancing in their respective events.

https://hbcugameday.com/2021/06/18/olympic-trials-ncat-ross-stewart-move-on/?fbclid=IwAR10-HRZ7SQwmXhu3r3eVckVf8Gejfgp-2OzhUh5f9NPhK0NCn-wukAz_XU

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NSU Mourns the Loss of 2-Sport Star Leroy Jones

Was All-CIAA in Basketball, Football Before NFL Career


NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State Athletics Department is mourning the loss of former star athlete Leroy Jones, who passed away last week at the age of 70.

Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, Jones excelled in basketball and football for the Spartans in the early 1970s. On the hardwood, he was a two-time All-CIAA performer (1971, '73) and three-time CIAA All-Tournament (1971-73) selection. He remains fifth in school history with 1,131 rebounds and also scored 1,225 points, good for 29th in program annals.

On the gridiron, Jones was named an All-CIAA defensive end in 1971 and 1972. He signed a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 1973, and after two seasons, became eligible for the NFL Draft. He is the highest-drafted Spartan football player to this day, as he was a second-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1975.

https://nsuspartans.com/news/2021/6/17/general-nsu-mourns-the-loss-of-2-sport-star-leroy-jones.aspx

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Quanera Hayes, the Livingstone Alumna, won the 2nd heat of the 400 m and advances to the semifinals.



Francena McCorory, the Hampton Alumna, placed about 5th in the 2nd heat.

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CIAA
Bowie State University
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Lincoln University (PA)
Livingstone College
Shaw University
Saint Augustine's University
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Winston-Salem State University

https://theciaa.com/sports/2021/3/23/Membership.aspx

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UNC student body president slams university in open letter, encourages Black students to look elsewhere

By Kevin Kuzminski, WRAL multiplatform producer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Lamar Richards, student body president and a trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, released an op-ed Thursday titled "Brace for Reckoning," encouraging Black students and educators to look into other institutions and away from UNC.

Richards' open letter began with a first-hand account of racism he experienced at a university function.

https://www.wral.com/unc-student-body-president-slams-university-in-open-letter-encourages-black-students-to-look-elsewhere/19731322/?fbclid=IwAR2dHdcANaY_qbEWpz_vthx4DTcTXDIbKUDvLSGaHjBkma3GUZwk39HtotA

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Sports Forum / Cultural Conversations with the Big South
« on: June 18, 2021, 12:19:20 PM »
The Big South continues its new video podcast series around its anti-racism initiatives called "Cultural Conversations" that focuses on the league's efforts to address racial inequality and social injustice.

https://bigsouthsports.com/news/2021/6/18/general-cultural-conversations-elton-pollock-and-zacchaeus-rasberry.aspx


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Sports Forum / Livingstone Alum to Run in the 400 m Olympic Trials
« on: June 17, 2021, 05:57:42 PM »
Livingstone College alumna and track star Quanera Hayes will run in the 1st round of the 400 meter dash at the Olympic Trials on Friday, June 18. The trials run from 7-10 p.m. on NBCSN and from 10-11 p.m. on NBC. Hayes, along with Allyson Felix, Shakima Wimbley and Phyllis Francis, represented Team USA and won the 4x400 meter at the IAAF World Championships. The team won by the largest margin of victory in world championships history – male or female – to capture the first Team USA gold medal in the event since 2011.

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NC Teaching Fellows Program adds three new partner institutions

June 14, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission has selected Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and University of North Carolina at Pembroke to serve as additional partner institutions for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program.

The three universities were selected based on the criteria outlined in state law, including educator effectiveness, impact on student learning, passage rates for required licensure exams and early, frequent internship experiences for educator prep students, among other factors. In addition, the North Carolina General Assembly directed the commission to focus specifically on an institution’s ability to foster and promote a diverse teaching workforce.

https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/nc-teaching-fellows-program-adds-three-new-partner-institutions/

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Shots fired into Winston-Salem police office

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Shots were fired into a Winston-Salem Police Department office on Monday afternoon, and a suspect is in custody, according to the WSPD.


Before 4 p.m., shots were fired into the police office on North Point Boulevard.

https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/piedmont-triad/shots-fired-into-winston-salem-police-station-suspect-tracked-to-hanes-park/

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Sports Forum / 2020 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS - TRACK & FIELD
« on: June 13, 2021, 12:30:39 PM »
2020 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS - TRACK & FIELD
All Times Pacific (local) and subject to change.

Day 1 - Friday, June 18, 2021
4:58 p.m.   400m   Men   1st Round
6:37 p.m.   100m   Women   1st Round

Day 2 -Saturday, June 19, 2021
6:03 p.m.   100m   Women   Semi-Finals
7:35 p.m.   400m   Men   Semi-Finals
7:51 p.m.   100m   Women   Final

Day 3 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
7:15 p.m.   400m   Men   Final

Day 7 - Thursday, June 24, 2021
6:31 p.m.   200m   Women   1st Round

Day 8 - Friday, June 25, 2021
4:25 p.m.   200m   Women   Semi-Finals

Day 9 - Saturday, June 26, 2021
7:24 p.m.   200m   Women   Final

https://www.usatf.org/events/2021/2020-u-s-olympic-team-trials-track-field/schedule

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Sports Forum / North Carolina A&T State University Track and Field
« on: June 12, 2021, 10:55:52 PM »

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Faith leaders march for Andrew Brown Jr. Saturday in Elizabeth City


Demonstrations have been ongoing most days since Brown’s death on April 21. The march Saturday — much like other demonstrations — demands “truth and transparency and accountability” in the death of Brown.

The march comes in the wake of state autopsy results which confirmed that Brown died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Brown was shot and killed by Pasquotank County deputies as they attempted to serve search and arrest warrants at a home on Perry Street.

Specifically, protestors like Kirk Rivers says they’ll continuing organizing and marching until a judge publicly releases the body camera footage of the shooting.

https://www.wavy.com/andrew-brown/andrew-brown-jr-march-organized-by-faith-leaders-for-saturday-in-elizabeth-city/

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