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People’s Alliance addresses Durham’s gentrification
Thursday, May 21, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City boasts a historic, prevalent black population and was one of the first cities in America where African-Americans could flourish. However, the country also has a history of gentrification (urban renewal that leads to the displacement of the occupying demographic), and Durham was no exception to that narrative. Durham’s
 
An app for recording police encounters
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – At a time when the manner in which police engage with citizens is being questioned and re-evaluated, North Carolinians can now use their smartphones to record and report interactions with law enforcement. A new app called Mobile Justice N.C. records videos and immediately transmits footage to the ACLU of North Carolina. Staff Attorney
 
2 students; 19 law schools
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s students Shaquitta Monique Clark and Antwoine Lamonte Coleman Jr. had a major dilemma. No, they weren’t worried about graduating; they both did that earlier this month. No, it wasn’t about their next career move. That already had been decided, too – law school. The dilemma? Which school. Both had
 
Organization helps veterans get back on feet
Thursday, May 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Approximately 700,000 veterans live in North Carolina. Many are homeless or are suffering from mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Additionally, some veterans and their families simply don’t know the resources that are available that can make their transition back into civilian life a bit easier. The National Association for
 
Docs, agencies help foster kids get needed health care
Thursday, May 14, 2015
RALEIGH –Roughly 10,000 children and youth are in foster care in North Carolina. The average annual health costs of these kids are up to four times higher than those of other Medicaid children. (Nearly every child in foster care is automatically eligible for Medicaid.) The North Carolina Community Care Network is a physician-led nonprofit that helps
 
Chapel Hill public housing residents to receive free Internet
Thursday, May 14, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – In 2014, the town of Chapel Hill conducted a survey of public housing residents. Results showed that one in four households with school-aged children lacked Internet access at home. “In a community like ours that celebrates our intellectual achievements, our commitment to education… that’s just outrageous,”
 
NCDOT helps break ground on Raleigh Union Station
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane led a contingent of officials at a groundbreaking ceremony last week for Raleigh Union Station, the new passenger rail station in downtown Raleigh. The ceremony was held at the former Dillon Supply Company Warehouse at 510 W. Martin
 
Conference honors local black families
Thursday, May 7, 2015
RALEIGH – The annual highlight of Strengthening The Black Family Conference is the introduction of the families of the year. The conference highlights three categories of families: traditional, single and extended. But someone else stole the show this year, and rightfully so. Leolia Gormley Spaugh (left), a founding member of Strengthening The Black
 
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