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Priceless Vol 10 Number 4

Personal and Professional Empowerment

More TMCF Awards Gala Photos

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University of Missouri President Forced Out

NC A&T to Represent MEAC in Celebration Bowl

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Gala Raises Nearly $5M

BY: ANGELA JONES anticipated

The highly Thurgood

Marshall College Fund Awards Gala took place in Washington, DC last month. The sold-out gala, attended by more than

raised over $4.8 million.

1500 people, A $75,000

donation was given by the National Hockey League while

and UPS, MillerCoors


The University of Missouri System President, Timothy Wolfe, has resigned after months of protests from students, faculty, and members of the community over the poor handling of recent racially charged incidents.

These incidents include a swastika drawn in human feces in a dormitory bathroom, a number of racial slurs directed at African American students, and what has been viewed as a blatant disregard for the marginalized university.

student at the

A number of campuses across the country have held protests since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an Afri- can-American teenager, at the hands of a white police officer

Timothy Wolfe

in Ferguson, Missouri. This is an incident that hits home for the University of Missouri’s African American community, as it is located merely two hours west of Ferguson.

The University of Missouri’s growing campus movement


administration made national headlines when more than 30 football


to boycott future games until Wolfe resigned or was terminated.

“The Justice athletes team truly Had Wolfe not

resigned, the university would have lost millions due to forfeited games.

on the University of Missouri football

of color believe

“Injustice Anywhere is a threat to

Everywhere” We

will no longer participate in any football related activities

MIZZOU 15 threatened

stroked a check for $1.2 million.

and Political Juan Williams

Fox News Anchor Analyst

Congressman Bobby Scott, Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and Hampton Roads Messenger Publisher Angela Jones, attended the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Awards Gala in Washington, DC. Photo by: Lois Kebe

graciously stepped in for

would-be host Robin Roberts, co-Anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Roberts was reported to be on 24-hour alert after the terror attacks in Paris and was unable to attend the charity event.

During the evening, a North Carolina A&T business student was surprised with a

scholarship from Daymond John, founder of FUBU and Shark on ABC's series, Shark Tank. John received an award at the gala, as did John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan attended the event to accept the TMCF National Hero Award, which he received for his interest in increasing diversity at the CIA.


Are Extended Warranties and Service Contracts Necessary?

If you’re buying

Health Editorial Education

This Edition’s Highlights maintenance Common Malnutrition Among Seniors

Disproportionate Number of Traffic Stops of African Americans? Arne Duncan on House Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Buckroe Fishing Pier Renamed Job Readiness Classes UNCF•Merck Science Research Scholarships

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a car, an electronic device, or a major appliance, you may be offered the chance to buy an “extended warranty” or service contract. Both service

and warranties provide


contracts or

for a

specific time. But there's an important difference:


warranty is included in the price of an item; a service contract costs extra. It's an add-on that might not be worth the price.


Some service coverage

contracts that

duplicate the the manufacturer

provides; some cover only part of the product; and some make it nearly impossible to get repairs when you need them.

Here are a few factors to consider before deciding to buy a service contract; Is the Product Likely to Need Repairs? Does

the Service Contract Really Pro;vide Extra Coverage? How Are Claims Handled? Who Is Responsible for the Contract? Is There a Better Option? A Warning About “Cold Calls” Is the Product Likely to Need Repairs?

contract if the product isn’t

You may not benefit from a service likely to need

repairs or if the potential cost of repairs is low. Check websites that offer information about products that are most likely to need expensive — or extensive — repairs.


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