Libyan slave trade: 700,000 victims and counting

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer Hidden between walls of North Africa, over 700,000 migrants and refugees have been secretly kidnapped and sold into the horrific system of slavery. Libya has been under chaos since their dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, was overthrown in 2011. In response, uproar struck the impoverished country, leaving millions of people in danger. According to Brookings Institution (Washington D.C. public policy organization) reports , as the year continued, Libya’s economy plummeted and its resources continued to become limited, with its productive oil reserve declining as well. Their infrastructure began to deteriorate and the country was put at a … Continue reading Libyan slave trade: 700,000 victims and counting

NSU President set to retire

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer After serving as Norfolk State University president for a year, Eddie N. Moore Jr. is retiring. The university’s sixth president fulfilled the promise he made when he first took office: to clean up Norfolk State’s academic slate. NSU had been on academic probation. Its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, cited administrative shortcomings and shoddy bookkeeping when it put Norfolk State on warning in 2013 and probation a year later. After two years of patient work by Moore and others in the administration, SACS restored Norfolk State to good standing. Moore released … Continue reading NSU President set to retire