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Itís time to free our futures
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Almost 570 Durham Public School teachers requested off on May 1 in hopes of attending the North Carolina Association of Educators’ “All Out” rally in Raleigh. This move speaks to a nationwide movement of teachers coming together to transform our public education system into one that allows all students to thrive. It’s not a secret
 
New legislation would allow judicial discretion on drug crimes
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
One of the latest pieces of national criminal justice reform legislation has made its way to North Carolina. The N.C. version of the First Step Act would give judges more discretion when sentencing non-violent drug crimes. President Donald Trump signed federal First Step legislation into law in December, and other states have enacted their own versions of
 
The Original Drifters to headline Smithfield festival
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SMITHFIELD – The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival presented by Stevens Sausage and Agri Supply. A free concert is set for May 4 at 8 p.m. With roots in doo wop, soul and R&B, The Original Drifters are among the most purchased, most played and most popular groups in the history of beach music. More than 50
 
Anti-racist activists arrested over Confederate monuments
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
RALEIGH – On April 21, anti-racist activists from Smash Racism Raleigh gathered peacefully at the monument to the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy on the State Capitol grounds. This demonstration was a continuation of protests against the multiple state-sponsored and protected monuments at the Capitol. Activists allegedly climbed the monument
 
Congressmanís death triggers election, glut of candidates
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.’s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones’ health faded. He died in February at age 76. Jones’ death drew
 
NC panelists at congressional hearing: Restore the Voting Rights Act
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
It would take eight years to undo what an unconstitutionally-elected GOP super-majority did to voting rights in North Carolina in the past several years, the Rev. William Barber II testified before a House congressional committee last week. He and several other panelists criticized numerous “voter suppression” laws passed by the N.C. General
 
Hillside baseball is winning at the game of life
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
DURHAM – In sports, the scoreboard often serves as the judge, jury and executioner — the measure of success or failure at the end of the game. But the Hillside High School baseball program refuses to measure its success only in wins and losses. The players and coaches understand that success can mean more than just numbers on a scoreboard.
 
Durhamís black-owned businesses showcased
Monday, April 22, 2019
DURHAM – Although the 22nd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has come to an end, UNC-TV will continue highlighting the work of award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson throughout the month. On April 23, UNC-TV will premiere Nelson’s most recent documentary, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” The film touches on rarely
 
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KiteTales

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Youth Villages will host

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Concert & Silent Auction

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. St. Paul AME Church will be

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Food Distribution

Time: 9 a.m. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Itís time to free our futures

Almost 570 Durham Public School teachers requested off on May 1 in hopes of attending the North

New legislation would allow judicial discretion on drug crimes

One of the latest pieces of national criminal justice reform legislation has made its way to

The Original Drifters to headline Smithfield festival

SMITHFIELD – The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival