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Academy changes lives of Durham youth
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RALEIGH – Alikib Jannah didn’t mince words when describing his attitude before joining the Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy. “Before I joined TMLA, my attitude was atrocious. I talked back to my mom and I didn’t do well in school. Now, my attitude has improved.” Alikib, a seventh-grader at Durham School of the Arts, is now on
 
Addressing the rise of racist hate speech in K-12 schools
Monday, March 20, 2017
For months, Micah Speed, a 15-year-old black student at Wake Forest High School, turned the other cheek as a white classmate hurled racist insults at him. As the classmate repeatedly called him the N-word, told him he looked like he bathed in coffee beans and dirt, and said he should name his future children "Convict" and "Crackhead," Speed did not lash
 
African-Americans more likely to be wrongfully convicted
Thursday, March 16, 2017
RALEIGH – Last year, North Carolina exonerated eight people in prison, and six of them were black. The state data is part of a report from the National Registry of Exonerations. It examined national records and found that a majority of people determined to have been wrongfully convicted were African-American. Robert Dunham, the Death Penalty
 
Cancer survivor refuses to slow down
Thursday, March 16, 2017
CHAPEL HILL – Forty-three-year-old Nicole Armstrong is living with an advanced stage of colon cancer. And she is determined to beat the odds. “It is a journey,” said Armstrong, seated in chair No. 36 on the third floor of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center in Chapel Hill. “Every other week I go to get chemo. I am on a mission –
 
Families Moving Forward provides those in need
Thursday, March 16, 2017
DURHAM – What would you do if you and your children were suddenly homeless? How would you keep your family safe and sheltered? Families Moving Forward, at 300 North Queen St., is an organization that can help in such times of need, providing temporary homes to families with children. The organization provides emergency housing to families for up to
 
Z. Smith Reynolds honors Darryl Hunt legacy
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
WINSTON-SALEM – The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has established a $100,000 scholarship fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation to honor the life and legacy of Darryl Eugene Hunt. Beginning next January, the Darryl Hunt Memorial Scholarship will provide scholarships to individuals in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County who have been convicted of a criminal
 
Durham Rescue Missions expands campus, services
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham Rescue Mission is building three new dorms in an effort to continue providing more warm meals and safe places to sleep for Durham’s homeless. Ernie Mills, 72, the CEO and co-founder of the mission, says he was inspired to help those in need after watching his father combat alcoholism. He believes in the power of treating
 

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NC Black Summit

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VUU falls in DII championship game

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virginia Union might not have been the best team in its national quarterfinal

Eagles open spring practice

N.C. Central Spring football is here for the three-time MEAC champs. NCCU opened spring

Delta Dental awards $2,000 for smiles

RALEIGH – Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County received a $2,000 Smiles for Kids grant from