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Cheadle to star in movie about the first black millionaire
Friday, June 21, 2019
After his latest stint in “Avengers: Endgame,” actor Don Cheadle is set to star in a movie that he will produce. The movie, “Prince of Darkness,” will portray the inspiring story of the first black millionaire, Jeremiah G. Hamilton. Cheadle will be teaming up once again with Steven Baigelman, who co-wrote the “Miles
 
Journalist Louis Austin honored with historical marker
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
An example that the pen is mightier than the sword is journalist Louis Austin, who advocated for and advanced social justice and civil rights as publisher of The Carolina Times newspaper in Durham. The Halifax County native will be recognized with a N.C. Highway Historical marker on June 14, 9 a.m., at 122 SE Railroad St., Enfield. The African American
 
A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed
Thursday, May 23, 2019
GREENSBORO — It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wanted to fight for. “I said, ‘Wow, that’s a real pretty uniform,’” recalls Thompson, now 94. It took President Franklin
 

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Chapel Hil Nine

Time: 11 a.m. In the spirit of Juneteenth, the

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Upcycled Exhibit

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibit runs through

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Community Celebration

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2019 Southeast Community

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NC needs revised unemployment insurance system

Due to changes made to the state unemployment insurance system in 2013, it’s now harder

Sheriffs and lawmakers clash as immigration bill passes Senate

Don’t call them urban sheriffs. Don’t refer to them as sanctuary sheriffs. And

Builders Blitz adds 2 new Durham homeowners

DURHAM – In only seven days, Durham gained two new houses and homeowners thanks to the