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Advocates debate fairness of DPS suspensions
Monday, January 23, 2017
DURHAM – A presentation on discipline and suspension in Durham Public Schools was held at the Hayti Heritage Center on Fayetteville Street. A panel discussion titled “Discipline and Suspension: Past, Present and Future,” co-hosted by the Durham Committee on The Affairs of Black People and the Durham People’s Alliance Education
 
Bull City United’s Week of Peace
Thursday, January 19, 2017
DURHAM – The inaugural Durham Week of Peace, originally scheduled Jan. 1-7 in eight Durham County neighborhoods, was postponed the last two nights due to inclement weather. However, the week wrapped up on Jan. 14 with candlelight vigils and ceremonies to pay homage to those lost in 2016 to gun violence. Over 900 community members and county officials
 
Wake County urged to remove school police officers
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Ramiyah Robinson bristles at the idea that this — the shocking video of a violent altercation between a school resource officer and a teenage girl at Wake County’s Rolesville High School — is an “isolated incident.” “It’s not something new,” Robinson, a senior at Southeast Raleigh High, said. “It
 
Durham NAACP seeks more visibility
Thursday, January 19, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham Chapter of the NAACP has a new leader. Since stepping into his new role Jan. 1, Roland Staton said he is aware of the challenges ahead. Staton said he wants to move forward with more outreach, pushing forward and promoting equal rights for all and making a difference on a local, state and national level. “Out of a challenge
 
Advocates for campus safety reach out to Trump Nominee
Sunday, January 15, 2017
RALEIGH – The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Education, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been pushed back one week. Advocates for safer college campuses and equal rights to education see the delay as an opportunity to reach out to the nominee, Betsy DeVos, and ask her to continue the protections
 
King holiday brings hope and wariness
Friday, January 13, 2017
Next week will be one of contradiction for many. On Monday, we will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the dream of racial equality that this country is still trying to achieve. On Friday, we will witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump – a man who has been accused of racist behavior, who has endorsed anti-immigrant
 
A ‘hug’ for victims of Matthew
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolinians can provide some extra warmth this winter for the survivors of Hurricane Matthew who are still struggling to put their lives back in order. Donations are being accepted for a program called Blankets of Love to be donated to hurricane victims around the state. Ericka Jones Whitaker, CEO of Southeastern Community and Family
 
Weary North Carolina voters wish for a less acrimonious 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
OXFORD, N.C. – In politically divided North Carolina, weary voters are hoping elected officials can set aside differences and effectively govern after a bruising election and bitter fight over transgender restroom access. The Republican-controlled legislature is due back Wednesday, tasked with working with a newly elected Democratic governor, Roy
 
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From drugs to Hollywood, actor returns to Durham

DURHAM – When he was a little boy, Stephen Barrington wanted to be an actor. But by the

Advocates debate fairness of DPS suspensions

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Mediterranean restaurant Vidrio opens its doors

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