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Christine Darden: ‘Dreaming and on their Shoulders’
Friday, November 16, 2018
DURHAM – The first steps to achieve any goal is to perceive, plan, prepare and persist. That’s what retired mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer Christine Darden said is a key to her career-making accomplishments when she spoke Wednesday to a standing-room-only diverse audience at Durham Technical Community College. “You
NCCU professor and UNC collaborate on cancer drug
Thursday, November 15, 2018
DURHAM – Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, but not many people know much about it. Advocates are trying to share more knowledge through Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, and researchers at North Carolina Central University and UNC Chapel Hill are working together to reduce the number of deaths from
Survivor: Financial abuse is untold story
Thursday, November 8, 2018
RALEIGH – Shaundre Bryson had known the man she married since she was a kid. Their families went back generations. Plus, he was in the army. She had no reason not to trust him. But just before they got married, Bryson started experiencing bizarre behavior that she only recognized years later as financial abuse. She recounts her story in
NC recovery courts training reducing stigma, equal access
Thursday, November 8, 2018
One of the major themes at a statewide conference last week for recovery court personnel was stigma. “It’s important to smash the stigma in all settings, but especially this one,” said Donald McDonald, executive director of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina. “Stigma keeps us from doing our best work for the people we
NCCU chancellor highlights growth, accomplishments
Friday, November 2, 2018
DURHAM – The Eagles are soaring at N.C. Central University. That was the message Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye shared at a coffee and chat between members of the media, the community and the chancellor on Nov. 1. “It’s an exciting period for us,” Akinleye told the group gathered over coffee and a light breakfast in the
Forum urges domestic violence victims not to suffer in silence
Thursday, November 1, 2018
DURHAM – My boyfriend checks my cellphone, email and social media without my permission. My boyfriend saw me talking to another boy after class and said it made him feel jealous. My boyfriend told me about his parents’ problems but said he would never hit me like his dad hit his mom. If any of these scenarios describe your relationship, they
NC State to honor first black graduate
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Could he — would he — make it in a newly integrated college? Could he — would he — do something that had never been done by an African-American student-athlete? Durham native Irwin Holmes wasn’t sure. But his mother had no doubts. “I go to this all-white college, and I have no idea how I’m going to compete in
DPS parents want more black teachers, equity training, fewer suspensions
Friday, September 21, 2018
DURHAM – Incentives to attract and keep black teachers, especially men; provide test preparation for students who need it, not just the high achievers; and make school suspension a last resort are just a few of the things black parents and educators said they want to see in Durham Public Schools. About 50 parents, along with 10 DPS personnel,
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Michelle Obama’s book sells over 725,000 units

BECOMING, the highly anticipated memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama, sold more than

Christine Darden: ‘Dreaming and on their Shoulders’

DURHAM – The first steps to achieve any goal is to perceive, plan, prepare and persist.

Eagles try to play spoiler against rival

Bowie State is the lone CIAA and HBCU representative in the NCAA Division II Super Region 2