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America’s always had black inventors
Saturday, March 23, 2019
America has long been the land of innovation. More than 13,000 years ago, the Clovis people created what many call the “first American invention” – a stone tool used primarily to hunt large game. This spirit of American creativity has persisted through the millennia, through the first American patent granted in 1641 and on to today. One
Remembering Charlotte’s Good Samaritan Hospital
Monday, March 11, 2019
When Charlotte’s Good Samaritan Hospital was built in 1891, no one wanted to go. “Everybody went over there died,” said Thereasea Clark Elder, 92, a former public health nurse who worked at Good Samaritan for 14 years. “When I was young, I used to see people in the community caring for the sick; they didn’t go to the
America's first black nurse
Monday, March 4, 2019
Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African-American to study and work professionally as a nurse in the United States. Aside from being in the medical field for almost 40 years, she was also an advocate of women's rights. Born in 1845 in Boston, Mahoney always knew she wanted to be a nurse. She worked at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, a

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Bill would make tweaks to NC’s sexual assault laws

On college campuses on a Saturday night, it wouldn’t be surprising to see young men and