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Durham County commissioner candidates state their case
Thursday, February 11, 2016
DURHAM – The InterNeighborhood Council of Durham hosted a forum last week for candidates in the Democratic Primary for Durham County commissioners. All 10 candidates participated. Residents will cast their votes for up to five candidates on Election Day. Running under the Democratic ticket are newcomers’ James Hill, Glyndola Massenburg
Black Love: Two couples share their journeys to happily ever after
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Andersons call themselves the “black Brady Bunch.” Clarenda and Malcolm each had three kids of their own before coming together as husband and wife. “I loved her from the first day I saw her,” Malcolm said. “That was it for me; I knew I was going to marry her.” Clarenda and Malcolm, who reside in Cary, met years
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Monday, February 8, 2016
Elected officials, faith leaders and community advocates gathered at the State Capitol Feb. 7 for ‘I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper,’ a vigil for Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Speakers spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV disparities in the African-American community and the need to close the Medicaid coverage gap in North
Meeting violence with faith and love
Thursday, February 4, 2016
DURHAM – There were 45 deaths in Durham last year as the result of violence. For years the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has dedicated its love and resources to actively seeking an end to the violence that plagues Durham neighborhoods through faith, ministry and goodwill. Each month the nonprofit hosts a roundtable discussion open to
Prayer walk for peace
Thursday, February 4, 2016
DURHAM – It wasn’t a Sunday morning, but cries to God echoed all around downtown Durham last Saturday. People came together to walk the streets of the Bull City with one purpose – prayer. Pastor John Fitzpatrick of One Love Ministries organized a community prayer walk, with stops at the Durham Police Department, the CBC Plaza, the post
Citizens press Wake school board for public records
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – All Calla Wright wants is public information. On July 28, 2015, Wright, founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African-American Children, sent an email to Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Jim Merrill asking for the most recent test data/statistic reports disaggregated by ethnicity and gender to include the
NC Advocates support Oklahoma assault survivors
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Advocates from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault recently participated in the National Justice Ride in Oklahoma City along with hundreds of activists, artists and community members from across the country to stand with survivors of sexual violence. The event was organized by Black Women’s Blueprint to stand with the
Calls for Medicaid expansion grows
Thursday, January 28, 2016
DURHAM – “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said. His quote marks the heading of a letter written to Governor Pat McCrory by the Coalition for Health Care of North Carolina. The Durham-based community organization is dedicated to quality, affordable health
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