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BOOK: The lost story of ‘America’s 400 Spartans’
Thursday, July 18, 2019
SAVING WASHINGTON: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn By Chris Formant Meryl Moss Media, $27 HC The soldiers were untested in battle, many only teenagers, yet by the end of the vicious and bloody Battle of Brooklyn on Aug. 27, 1776, the Maryland 400 would turn the tide of the Revolutionary War and ensure the birth of a new
 
Transplant fundraiser to cover 6-year-old’s medical bills
Thursday, July 18, 2019
KNIGHTDALE – She’s only 6; yet, Yemayah McNeil already has teetered between life and death, and persevered through more challenges than most people endure in a lifetime. Even if age defies her ability to fully grasp the magnitude of her story, her mother Chantay McNeil-Rigby has been there every step, every prayer, every tear, every setback
 
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
 
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BOOK: The lost story of ‘America’s 400 Spartans’

SAVING WASHINGTON: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn By Chris

Transplant fundraiser to cover 6-year-old’s medical bills

KNIGHTDALE – She’s only 6; yet, Yemayah McNeil already has teetered between life and

Pauli Murray house receives grant

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