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THE SENTINEL OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AT NC STATE UNIVERSITY NUBIAN MESSAGE HBCU Braid Ban Revisited Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief In 2001, Hampton University banned all male students enrolled in the University’s five-year M.B.A. program from wearing their hair in cornrows or dreadlocks. Eleven years later, the controversial ban set in place at the private and historically black university is making headlines yet again. Harambee RALEIGH, NC n VOL. XI, ISSUE 3 n THENUBIANMESSAGE.COM n AUGUST 29th, 2012 A Swahili Term for ‘Come Together’ 2012 On Friday, Aug.24, ran an article headlined, “Hampton University Business School Bans Locks, Cornrows” that discussed the merits of the policy. Almost immediately the story went viral with black americans taking to Twitter and the Web to voice their opinions. Among those reacting to the 2001 ban, Shiona Turini, former Teen Vogue Accessories Director and Hampton University alumna tweeted, “Love Hampton, but this is all kinds of stupid.” Despite the criticism surrounding the policy, Sid Credle, dean of Hampton University Business School, and also the man behind the polcy, defended it. “ All we’re trying to do is make sure our students get into the job, what they do there after is their business.” Braids continued on page 6 Artisit Yuko Taylor discusses artwork during reception held at Harambee J Jordan Moore Kierra Leggett | Editor-in-Chief apanese American artist Yuko Taylor received a warm welcome at this year’s Harambee celebration, where a reception was held in her honor Wednesday, Aug. 22. Taylor, whose artwork will remain on display in the African American Cultural Center Art Gallery until Aug. 31, came to of everyday life for enslaved America after meeting and falling African-Americans. in love with her husband, Thomas Fascinated by the “rhythm, Taylor in Tokyo, Japan. soul,” and even the “tone of the Infused with elements of muscle, ” of African-American her native land, Taylor’s exhibit, people, Taylor became especially “Majesty Incognito: East Meets interested in African-American West” vividly depicts the struggles history after the birth of her Harambee continued on page 3 Student Organizations Encourage Voter Registration has several upcoming projects and ideas. ing politically in a global nature. From the 2008 Presidential Election in the United States, to the Chelsea Gardner | Managing Editor On Tuesday, the organization gave out infor- 2011 Revolution in Cairo, we clearly have the With Oct. 12, the last day to register to vote mation on voter registration to all current and power to evoke change, but the only way for us quickly approaching, voter registration is high prospective members. For Aleiah Miller, Presi- to preserve our progression is by staying knowlon the priority lists for various organizations on dent of the N.C. State Chapter of the NAACP, edgeable and utilizing the polls every chance we campus. This also explains why when walking the goal is to make sure that every student has an get,” said Miller. through the Brickyard, N.C. State students are opportunity to register at the first general body “The ultimate goal of voter registration and asked the question, “Are you registered to vote?” meeting, Tuesday, Sep. 4. voting in general, is to make sure we maintain multiple times a day. “It is vital that all students register to vote, be- ‘…liberty and justice for all’. With the forefront cause it is our duty to ensure that our voice is of this election, it is imperative that everyone In an effort to increase voter turnout, N.C. State’s chapter of the National Association for heard on a political front. Over the course of the who can, does vote,” said Miller. the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP) last four years, our generation has been evolvVoting continued on page 3

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