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Coppin State Eagles, Eric Skeeters, Men's NCAA Tournament, NCB, UMBC Retrievers, University of Virginia -

In an age where players hit first-half 3-pointers and celebrate as if they’ve won an NCAA title, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) assistant coach Eric Skeeters has always preached to his players to “act like you’ve been here before.” But when Arkel Lamar’s dunk with just under two minutes to go gave UMBC a […]

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At the top level of men’s college basketball, where teams harbor national championship hopes and NBA talent, most of the competitors are African-American. But one group of players remains predominantly white: The walk-ons — players who don’t receive athletic scholarships, pay their own tuition, room and board and do the dirty work in practice, all […]

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Black Student Enrollment, Charlottesville Rally, Greg Roberts, National, News, Race, university of virginia -

This summer’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. has seemingly had a chilling effect […]

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Carla Williams, NCAA, Power 5, University of Virginia -

Carmen Williams did all she could to hold back tears as she watched her mother, Carla Williams, introduced as the new athletic director at the University of Virginia. “It’s emotional because she’s always been a champion for me and now I get to see her achieve her dreams.” Former athletic director Craig Littlepage did all […]

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NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather   Dozens of protesters gathered at the […]

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Charlottesville, Commentary, Martese R. Johnson, Race, University of Virginia -

Martese R. Johnson, a 2016 graduate of the University of Virginia, wrote this letter to incoming students as a commentary. He is the black UVa student who was injured while being arrested by Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in March 2015. Dear Class of 2021, Welcome to the University of Virginia, and Wahoowa! […]

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A University of Virginia student who was brutalized by state Alcohol Beverage Control officers says […]

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation...

The post Charges dropped against Martese Johnson, student whose arrest sparked outrage appeared first on theGrio.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — The governor of Virginia has called for an investigation into the rough arrest of a university student who appears in a photo with a bloody face as he is being held down by an officer...

The post Virginia governor calls for investigation into UVA student Martese Johnson’s arrest appeared first on theGrio.

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