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Thursday January 20th

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U.S. army veteran John Spencer is awarded the Vietnam Gallantry Cross by Mr. Rich Nguyen-Le on Nov. 4, 51 years after he served in the Vietnam War.

Army veteran John Spencer honored with Purple Heart Ceremony

John Spencer was drafted in 1969 to serve in the Vietnam War as an Army armored reconnaissance specialist in the infantry in combat. After an injury, he was dishonorably discharged.  The UNC Military and Veterans Law Clinic to help correct his military record to accurately reflect his service. Last week, he was honored with a Purple Heart. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Harder They Fall (2021) is a new Netflix film that falls into Holleywood’s pattern of colorism. Pictured is Zazie Beetz, an actress from the movie that is centralized in this conversation.

Column: 'The Harder They Fall' doesn't quite get it right

"'The Harder They Fall' is a great movie that highlights an important and underrepresented part of our country’s history. We should be able to celebrate this piece of art while remaining critical of its flaws, especially those that play into harmful trends of colorism and fatphobia in representation that plague the industry."

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UNC graduate Chris Suggs, 21, won a seat on the Kinston City Council on Nov. 2, per unofficial results. This victory made him the youngest elected official in North Carolina.

UNC alumnus becomes one of youngest elected officials in N.C., per unofficial results

UNC graduate 21-year-old Chris Suggs won a seat on the Kinston City Council on Nov. 2, per unofficial results, making him one of the youngest elected officials in North Carolina. When he was 14 years old, Suggs founded a nonprofit called Kinston Teens, an organization which attempts to empower teens through service, leadership and engagement with the community.  Suggs said he will be sworn in early next month and that he is excited to get to work with the Kinston City Council.

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