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Pushback against new police station rages on
Saturday, July 23, 2016
DURHAM – Community members rallied together in front of the Durham Police Department headquarters on Thursday, opposing city plans to build a new, $71 million police station. The DPD already receives nearly $60 million of the city budget. Police in the United States have killed nearly 600 people since the beginning of the year. In the wake of the
‘HBCU of the Year’ title goes to NCCU
Friday, July 22, 2016
DURHAM – HBCU Digest, recognizing achievement among the nation’s 111 historically black colleges and universities, honored North Carolina Central University as the 2016 HBCU of the Year. NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, known as BRITE, also was named as the Best STEM Program, and the Campus Echo won in
Vision plan for Southern Gateway Corridor underway
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
RALEIGH – After a year of planning and design efforts, the draft report of the Southern Gateway Corridor Study will soon be ready for review. The Raleigh Urban Design Center recently invited the community to two different forums for feedback on the potential recommendations for the study report. The Southern Gateway Corridor covers the right-of-way
Hands up, don’t shoot
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
On March 3, 1991, Rodney Glen King III was driving with two passengers in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. At around 12:30 a.m., two police officers noticed King’s car speeding on the freeway. Because King had been drinking the night before and was fearful his alcohol level would be over the legal limit, thus violating his parole, he led the
NC lead testing bill tabled until next year
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
RALEIGH – Child advocates say it's a step backwards in protecting North Carolina's children against exposure to lead in drinking water. The State Assembly adjourned without taking action on a House Bill 1074 that would have required and funded lead testing in the drinking water of every school and child care center in the state. Tom Vitaglione,
Community honors 25-year legislative veteran
Thursday, July 14, 2016
DURHAM – This year will mark 25 years that Rep. Paul Luebke, D-30 has served in the legislature. After Mickey Michaux, Luebke is the most senior Democrat in the General Assembly. Community members, friends and family gathered Sunday at the Hayti Heritage Center to honor Luebke for this historic accomplishment. Despite past health complications, and
Restore men, restore families
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
DURHAM – African-American men get a bad reputation for everything from being thugs to absentee fatherhood, but that’s not every black man’s story. And if it is someone’s story, it’s not always how it ends. What is true is that black men are incarcerated at a rampant rate in this country. One in every 15 is in jail or prison
East College Park’s future still looms
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
RALEIGH – Southeast Raleigh residents have been nothing short of relentless in the fight to preserve their community. Residents of East College Park gathered at Saint Augustine’s University Monday to discuss the future of the historic neighborhood, which is part of the city’s Neighborhood Revitalization Strategic Area plan. The NRSA
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