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Black AIDS Institute announces 30-day campaign
Friday, May 26, 2017
The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.” Launching May 27 and ending on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) June 27, the campaign consists of three core elements: an online community calendar to promote HIV
 
Ensuring the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Friday, May 26, 2017
In May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The unanimous 1954 ruling by the United States Supreme Court declared that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." Last week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association partnered with the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage
 
Club AAU team signs college scholarships
Thursday, May 25, 2017
DURHAM – Seven years ago, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club fifth-grade basketball team won an AAU championship. Today, all 12 players from that team are headed to college. Nine of the 12 participated in a signing day ceremony Tuesday at the club on Alston Avenue: six as student-athletes and four as traditional students. “This is a
 
St. Aug's Stone of Hope Gala
Thursday, May 25, 2017
ST. AUGUSTINE’S Alumni, faculty, staff, students and supporters gathered for the second annual Stone of Hope Gala earlier this month. The gala, held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Research Triangle Park, is a premier fundraising event during SAU’s commencement and reunion weekend. Cash donations for the event were
 
Public opinion still mixed against Cosby
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The arguments go back and forth. Detractors of comedian Bill Cosby say he made his bed and should suffer the consequences. Supporters argue that greed, extortion and a campaign to distort his legacy – by alleged racists – have destroyed Cosby’s career. At the center of the controversy are the dozens of accusers; some of the women, who
 
Kirtina Jones is DPS teacher of the year
Thursday, May 25, 2017
DURHAM – Driven to be a consistent and stable presence in their lives, Kirtina D. Jones has been an advocate, encourager and supporter for her students for 13 years. Jones, a second-grade teacher at R.N. Harris Elementary Integrated Arts and Core Knowledge Magnet School, was rewarded for her service and success in the classroom with the Durham
 
'I will pray for you,' draws personnel warning
Thursday, May 25, 2017
AUGUSTA, Maine – A Baptist mother of two has filed religious discrimination and retaliation charges against a school system that threatened to fire her for privately telling a co-worker she'd pray for him. Attorneys for Toni Richardson, an educational technician with the Augusta (Maine) School Department, are awaiting a response from the Equal
 
JCSU's Joyner honored at gala
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Steve Joyner Sr. will be honored at the 2017 HBCU Living Legends Scholarship Gala Aug. 26 in Winston-Salem. Joyner, who is entering his 31st season as coach of Johnson C. Smith’s men’s basketball team, will join retired Rep. Eva Clayton and Harlem Globetrotters great Fred “Curly” Neal. The gala raises scholarship money for students
 
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Black AIDS Institute announces 30-day campaign

The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon

Ensuring the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act

In May, many of us celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision.

Club AAU team signs college scholarships

DURHAM – Seven years ago, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club fifth-grade basketball