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Nikki Davis-Green, president of N.C. Central’s Charlotte alumni chapter, is doing whatever it takes to encourage her son, Darren, to choose her alma mater.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, she shared a picture of a pair of Nike Dunks — maroon and grey to match the schools colors — with a caption that read, “Hey, Oscar Joyner, it’s college application time and I’m not above bribes.”
Darren, a Hickory Ridge High School senior, has yet to make a college decision and has family members pushing for their respective schools.
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Oscar Joyner, Darren’s godfather, graduated from FAMU, and he has an uncle who graduated from N.C. A&T.
Davis-Green said she has one more tactic up her sleeve.
“I’m taking him to homecoming,” she said. “Pulling out all the stop.”