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HBCUs: Legacy & Leadership

19 hours ago

Black Issues Forum takes an in-depth look at how North Carolina’s HBCUs have shaped the economic and social landscape of the state. Inspired by filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary "Tell Them We Are Rising", this program opens a conversation about the history and impact of North Carolina’s HBCUs. Deborah Holt Noel leads a discussion with a roundtable of NC HBCU leaders and a live audience. 

 

 

Tune in to UNC-TV to see a special presentation of Black Issues Forum that looks at the impact of HBCUs in North Carolina. Following the episode, watch the documentary Tell Them We Are Rising.

9pm: HBCU Legacy & Leadership: A Black Issues Forum Special Presentation
10pm: Tell Them We Are Rising

 

Today's Schedule

Russian police detained Alexei Navalny for less than an hour Thursday, the prominent opposition leader tweeted Thursday. Navalny said that during the brief arrest, which came just as he was leaving a dental appointment, officials warned him that he faces up to 30 days in prison for organizing illegal protests.

"They offered me a lift somewhere," he said, according to a translation by Reuters, "but I declined and have gone to work. I don't understand what happened, and why it took seven people to detain me

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii has officially lost his Olympic bronze.

I remember back during the 1997-98 school year when we were all stunned by five school shootings within a period of eight months in places few Americans had heard of: Pearl, Miss., West Paducah, Ky., Jonesboro, Ark., Edinboro, Penn., and Springfield, Ore.

A Top Ford Executive Leaves After 'Inappropriate Behavior'

2 hours ago

Ford Motor Co.'s North American President Raj Nair has been forced out over allegations of "inappropriate behavior." The company didn't offer many details.

In a statement, Ford said Nair, 53, is leaving the company effective immediately. A replacement has not yet been named.

Installation Progresses On Bezos-Backed 10,000-Year Clock

4 hours ago

A 500-foot-tall clock designed to encourage long-range thinking is being constructed inside a mountain range in West Texas on property owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Bezos released a time-lapse video of the installation on Tuesday.

The Democratic National Committee's latest fundraising update fits into the general spot the committee has found itself in over the past year: Better than before, but still not good enough.

The DNC brought in more money than it did this time last year, but Democrats' $6 million January fundraising totals were still doubled by their Republican counterparts.

It's been a year since former Labor Secretary Tom Perez took charge of a DNC hurt by neglect, a hacking scandal and a devastating presidential election.

America's top spies say to expect more interference in the 2018 elections, but politicians may not have much defense against one of the most potent weapons — their own inboxes.

Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting

5 hours ago

Since last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the number of threats of violence against schools across the country has increased.

Educators School Safety Network says it recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died.

The Ohio-based national organization that tracks school threats says that compares to about 10 threats a day on average.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he would support raising the age limit to 21 for those wanting to purchase AR-15-style rifles.

"If you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle," Rubio said at a CNN town hall meeting Wednesday night. "I will support a law that takes that right away."

Rubio, who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, said he does not support arming teachers, but does support background check regulation reform.

Updated at 7:20 a.m. ET

In the Balkan state of Montenegro, an unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the U.S. Embassy in the capital before then killing himself with another explosive, according to The Associated Press.

The building in Podgorica was not damaged and no one else was injured, according to a State Department spokesman.

The motive for the attack is not known, and it is also not known whether it was meant to be a suicide attack.

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