1/24/2020 12:54am

Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology professor and principal lecturer at the event, speaks at UNC's 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Continuing MLK's legacy: The 39th annual MLK Jr. lecture connected King's life to today

The 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony was titled I Am Because We Are: Interrelated Realities, based on a quote from King. Gretchen Bellamy, the senior director for education, operations and initiatives in the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, began the lecture by reading the quote. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz also addressed the audience during the event.  The winner for the MLK UNC Student Scholarship was announced at the lecture, along with the MLK Unsung Hero Awards. The event concluded with a spoken-word performance by Ebony Readers/Onyx Theater, a group that is part of the Black Student Movement. 

1/23/2020 1:39am

Junior forward (15) Garrison Brooks celebrates after a dunk during the game against Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Cassel Coliseum. UNC lost to VT 79-77.

After fifth straight loss, UNC's leaders are struggling to cope with their new roles

North Carolina fell to the Hokies in double overtime Wednesday night, 79-77, resulting in a sixth straight ACC loss and leaving UNC's other veteran leaders searching for answers in an 8-10 season that's becoming historic for all the wrong reasons. A five-game slide has seen the Tar Heels lose in a variety of ways, but perhaps none hurt more than the most recent, in which they had not one, but two extra periods to give head coach Roy Williams his 880th career win.  Instead, the Hall of Famer remains stuck: at 879, next to his mentor Dean Smith, and in the midst of a trying season with a limited roster, one that he admitted was the least talented of his Chapel Hill tenure.