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Pauli Murray house receives grant
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
DURHAM – The Rev. Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice is one of 22 historic institutions that will receive funds from a $1.6 million grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The late Murray (1910-85) was a Hillside High graduate who became an activist, lawyer,
 
Bowie State, VUU ranked in poll
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Defending CIAA champion Bowie State is ranked No. 25 in the 2019 College Football America Yearbook Division II Preseason Top 30. Virginia Union is ranked No. 30. Wright-Starks signs contract Former Shaw offensive lineman Zedrious Wright-Starks has inked a deal with the Carolina Cobras of the National Arena League in Greensboro. The Atlanta native was a
 
Being black and Republican in the Trump era
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
It’s likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was, particularly with President Donald Trump’s policies that have included separating children from parents; the administration’s escalating racial rhetoric; and a special counsel report that strongly suggests the nation’s commander-in-chief committed
 
Fewer families accessing WIC benefits
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Fewer women and children in North Carolina are taking part in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a federal program designed to ensure low-income women, babies and children get needed nutrients in their diet. The slide is worrisome, given that the WIC program has long only captured a portion of those who are
 
Time for Medicaid expansion in NC
Monday, July 15, 2019
North Carolina is on the verge of the biggest boost in economic activity ever. It would mean 38,000 new jobs, nearly $12 billion in direct flow from the federal government, a safety net for rural hospitals, and an infusion of cost savings to thousands of businesses. In fact, the following counties, and nearly all 100, would see impressive job growth,
 
Book shares pain of losing a child and struggle of black fathers
Monday, July 15, 2019
DURHAM – Surviving the loss of a child is not easy, to say the least. Neither is surviving as a black man in this country. In his book, “Color Him Father,” Lawrence Drake II shares the loss of his daughter and extends a lifeline to back men trying to survive the day-to-day struggle of their lives. Shouldering the grief and pain of the
 
Documentary on NC hip-hip
Monday, July 15, 2019
RALEIGH — As part of a yearlong celebration of North Carolina’s rich musical history, Come Hear North Carolina has unveiled “The Listening,” a Holland Randolph Gallagher-directed documentary about the first golden age of North Carolina hip-hop at the turn of the millennium. Started in a college dorm room by a group of North Carolina
 
CIAA names 2 WOY honorees
Friday, July 12, 2019
Volleyball student-athletes Christine Ngeve of Shaw and Fayetteville State’s Teeya McLean have been selected 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year co-honorees. Ngeve made the Dean’s List during her entire Shaw career and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.76 GPA. In addition to volleyball, the Greensboro native played softball and ran track. McLean
 
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Pauli Murray house receives grant

DURHAM – The Rev. Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice is one of 22 historic

Bowie State, VUU ranked in poll

Defending CIAA champion Bowie State is ranked No. 25 in the 2019 College Football America

Being black and Republican in the Trump era

It’s likely that identifying as a Republican today isn’t as easy as it once was,