#FlashbackFriday: Women's History Month


Spotlight: Women's History Month By Dele Odumosu Aggie Press Guest Contributor Women's Read more

Hot Off The Press: Alma Adams Opens Greensboro Office


Opening Day for Alma Adams' Greensboro Office By Kristen Shipley Aggie Read more

In My Own Words: TIDAL


TIDAL: The Official Breakdown By Kaleema Williams Aggie Press Advertising Manager Over Read more

Hot Off The Press: Miss North Carolina A&T 2015-2016


#Myja4Miss By Kristen Shipley Aggie Press Assistant Editor Surrounded by her mother, Read more

Hot Off The Press: Aggie Fest 2015


Aggie Fest 2015 Line-Up By Emani Terry Aggie Press Contributor "Aggie Pride Read more

#FlashbackFriday: Women’s History Month

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Spotlight: Women’s History Month

By Dele Odumosu

Aggie Press Guest Contributor

International Women's Day

Women’s History Month occurs every year in March to highlight the impactful women who have made a difference in society.

March 8, marks International Women’s Day, and is celebrated all over the world, and this month-long observation is primarily recognized in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The first International Women’s Day took place in 1911 and later led to ‘Women’s History Week’ near the month of March, and by 1987, the week developed into a full-fledged, celebrated month.

With each passing year, more awareness and appreciation for Women’s History Month is raised, and numerous women are awarded, uplifted, and saluted for their efforts and contributions.

Although the month-long celebration has existed for 30 plus years, there remains a lack of awareness about this women-focused month among young people.

Many college students were unaware that March is Women’s History Month. Read more

Hot Off The Press: Alma Adams Opens Greensboro Office

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Opening Day for Alma Adams’ Greensboro Office

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Alma Adams' Greensboro Office

Donning a black and white dress, leather shawl, and an elaborate beaded black and gold hat, Congresswoman Alma Adams hosted constituents at her Greensboro House in mid-March. As a representative for the 12th District of North Carolina in the House of Representatives and the 100th woman in Congress, Adams serves in Washington, D.C. but also has offices located in Greensboro and Charlotte.

At the opening of her Greensboro office, located on 1600 E. Wendover Ave., Adams, interns and members of her staff welcomed politicians, community leaders, family, friends and supporters.

With over 30 years of service in her community as a member of the Greensboro County School Board and North Carolina General Assembly, and experience as a professor at Bennett College, Adams proudly represents her community.

In a seven way race, Adams won the Congressional seat without a run-off because she believes that her team worked harder, had the right message and represented everyone.

“I’m going to continue to be your voice. I’m going to speak up. I’m going to stand up, and I’m going to cut up if I have to,” said Adams in her evening remarks.

Adams also comes from humble beginnings, where she was the third child born to a single mother with little education. Her sister had sickle cell disease, and her mother died at age 26—causing for Adams to grow up quickly and take charge. Read more

In My Own Words: TIDAL

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TIDAL: The Official Breakdown

By Kaleema Williams

Aggie Press Advertising Manager

TIDAL

Over the past few days, there has been ample negative feedback and speculation over the TIDAL music streaming website and application for Smartphones and tablets.

For those who don’t what TIDAL is (or have been living under a rock for the past 72 hours), essentially, it’s a “MEGA-Pandora” or Spotify. It streams music and music videos from various artists of different musical genres, and its ownership falls in the hands of notable musicians such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, J. Cole, Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Daft Punk.

As a music geek, I have visited the site and found that it was a fantastic idea. Read more

Hot Off The Press: Miss North Carolina A&T 2015-2016

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#Myja4Miss

By Kristen Shipley

Aggie Press Assistant Editor

Myja Gary's Campaign Flier

Pictured is one of Myja Gary's campaign fliers that was distributed all throughout the campus of N.C. A&T

Myja Gary

Meet Myja Gary, Miss North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

Surrounded by her mother, younger brother, father via Skype, and her team of friends and supporters—affectionately called the “#MyjaMilitia,” rising-senior journalism and mass communication student Myja Gary fell to her knees in tears as the North Carolina A&T Elections Committee announced that she would be the 81st Miss North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

“This is so surreal—Election day was a bur,” said Gary. “I’m just thinking about everything that’s to come, and I don’t believe it.”

Growing up in Chester, Va., as a preacher’s kid, Gary found her voice in her church’s youth choice, and during the Mister and Miss North Carolina A&T Pageant, Gary performed gospel singer Yolanda Adams’ “Still I Rise” and her total scores in the interview, question, talent and evening wear portions earned her a spot as one of three finalists competing for the crown. Read more

Hot Off The Press: Aggie Fest 2015

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Aggie Fest 2015 Line-Up

By Emani Terry

Aggie Press Contributor

Aggie Fest 2015 Line-Up

Aggie Pride is nationwide” and will spread like wildfire across the streets of Greensboro once again.

SUAB Instagram PostOn March 12, 2015, the Student University Activities Board (SUAB) at North Carolina A&T State University dropped an unannounced Instagram post that invited students to a spontaneous reveal of the music artists expected to appear in the concert for the next big Aggie celebration known as Aggie Fest 2015. The post stated, “Aggie Fest Concert Release Tonight @9PM in from of the Cafe be there and repost follow @aggiefest15.”

“I just happened to be scrolling on Instagram and saw the post about Aggie Fest, not knowing they would release the names of artist coming to Aggie Fest, and [SUAB] pretty much pulled the same stunt as Beyoncé and Drake,” said one NC A&T student.

Aggie Fest is the annual spring festival that is just as live and filled with pride as the Greatest Homecoming on Earth!

The return of the Aggie Fest Spring Concert entitled, “Trial College: Music Festival,” is in conjunction with UNCG, Guilford College, DLC, and will be quickly be sold out as NC A&T invites August Alsina, ILOVEMAKONNEN, and Dej Loaf to Aggieland.

In My Own Words: #DEARME

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#DEARME — What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

By Aleigha Hamilton

Aggie Press Contributor

#DEARME

Teenage years are tough, and in honor of International Women’s Day, YouTube is encouraging women to create a #DearMe video, spreading wisdom to their younger self and to inspire young girls all across the world. This is NOT your typical “Dear Me” letter, and according to Aleigha Hamilton, “It’s time to be real and connect with the youth rather than spreading generic motivational messages.”

In My Own Words: #Scandal

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The Necessary Episode

By Mariya Moseley

Aggie Press Contributor 

Mariya Moseley

For the first time in my history of watching the hit ABC series “Scandal,” I was completely speechless during most of  last night’s episode.

Typically, my “Scandal” night involves snacks, live tweeting and yelling at the screen during its’ outrageous moments.

However, after the first scene, I instantly knew that this episode was going to be different.

This episode vividly depicted the image of African-American males being stereotyped and racially profiled in America by police. And, throughout the televised drama, the image of a teenage black male laid in a pool of his own blood while his agonized father vented his rage, fear, pain and heartbreak. Read more

Effort to End Food Desert Nears “Home Stretch”

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Efforts to End Food Desert in Northeast Greensboro Gain Momentum

By Bonnie Newman Davis

Aggie Press Adviser 

Dozens of Greensboro residents, civic leaders and members of  Greensboro City Council gathered at Laughlin Memorial Church last night to discuss the Renaissance Community Co-Op grocery store’s opening later this year.

Bouyed by a successful online fundraising operation that netted the organization $16,0001, which included international donations, the promise of $250,000 from Greensboro City Council and recent publicity from broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, the meeting’s atmosphere was congenial and festive.

Goldie Wells and John Jones discuss the RCC's meeting agenda.

Goldie Wells, president of Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice (CEEJ) and founder of Concerned Citizens of Northeast Greensboro, assured the audience that the Co-op is forging ahead and that she is ready to purchase fresh cantaloupe once it opens.  John Jones, another RCC member who moderated last night’s meeting, added that although the store will be organic, he may have to see that it sells a few “neckbones.”

Surveying the crowd, Wells said the effort to renovate the former Winn Dixie grocery store on the corners of Phillips and Woodbriar Avenues “has been a long journey. It takes the citizens to do it. It lets them know you are concerned about this.”

Wells added that an email from a city official states that she has a “handshake agreement” that the requested $250,000 will be on city council’s calendar for the first of April.

Literature distributed throughout the evening provided detailed information about the Co-op and urged everyone to use the hashtag #fullyfundrcc on social media. Read more

#ThrowbackThursday: Grammy’s 2015

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Gold Grammy’s, Meet Black Culture

By Erin Cagler

Aggie Press Copy Editor

2015 US Music Grammy Awards Show

Beyoncé sings "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards

The Staples Center in Los Angeles was the place to be on Feb. 8, 2015, if you wanted to celebrate some of music’s top records of the past year.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards presented a night of laughter, shock, memorable performances, and millions of people tuned in to see if their favorite artists would win a grammy. Hip-hop rapper Kanye West almost let us relive his infamous 2009 “Beyoncé did it better” moment, President Barack Obama addressed the issue of sexual violence, and Sam Smith stole the show by winning four Grammy’s—especially since these are his first four grammy awards.

However, the most important moments of the night were the somewhat silent ones. Read more

#ThrowbackThursday: A Sweet Exchange

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Chocolate with the Chancellor

By Shira Simmons

Aggie Press Contributor

Chocolate with the Chancellor

Many times, students have questions, comments, and concerns about every aspect of their educational experience, and it seems impossible for conversation to ignite between cabinet members and the student body.

Students, concerned with a lack on-campus appearance by Chancellor Harold L. Martin, voiced their concerns during a meet-and-greet with the Chancellor and his cabinet last month in the New Academic Classroom Building at N.C. A&T. Student ambassadors presented questions and concerns on behalf of their constituents, and many of the concerns were related to parking, campus aesthetics, and construction.

“I wish I could close down Benbow road and make it a pedestrian only zone,” said Robert Pompey, vice  chancellor for business and finance. “At most schools in the UNC system, you have to park on the outskirts of campus and ride, or park and walk throughout the campus…so we are leaning toward becoming a more pedestrian friendly campus.”

When asked about the purpose and May 1 opening of the Aggie Dome, Pompey said, “Yes, the Aggie Dome is our temporary food hub, which will have Chic-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Aggie Wings and some new Asian cuisine, and we did experience some problems with securing the contract for construction.”

Also discussed during this event was Preeminence 2020, and this is a list of goals and achievements that A&T seeks to achieve within five years. A&T hopes to improve on becoming a top choice for students in the UNC system and a premiere choice for students desiring to pursue doctoral studies.

“We have made steady progress, and we are most definitely proud that we are growing, but we have a heck of a lot more to go,” said Chancellor Martin.

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