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Confederate statue climber: Riot, damage charges are unfair
Friday, December 8, 2017
DURHAM — The protester who climbed a North Carolina Confederate statue to help topple it said Tuesday that she plans to fight rioting and property damage charges by seeing the case through to trial. Takiyah Thompson was among nine protesters who appeared in court on charges that they tore down the statue in front of Durham’s old courthouse. One
Aetna helps MBK Durham expand services
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
DURHAM – Black boys have the highest dropout rates, and they are among the least likely to attend college. They struggle in school with low-test scores and grades, and are more likely to be placed in special education classes or punished more harshly. Black men are also more likely to be incarcerated than those of other races. These are just some of
Criminal records expulsion now in effect
Saturday, December 2, 2017
RALEIGH — Starting today, more North Carolinians will be able to expunge certain criminal records that give rise to severe barriers to employment, housing and other essential opportunities. On July 28, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law Senate Bill 445, a bipartisan measure that allows most people to expunge all criminal charges that do not result
Balm puts women in touch with their breasts
Thursday, November 30, 2017
About 1 in 9 African-American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and about 1 in 31 black women will die of the disease, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. The group reported that breast cancer cases are specifically rising among African-American women. Early detection can help save women’s lives. The earlier the
Section of I-85 named after John Hope Franklin
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
DURHAM – A section of Interstate 85 in Durham was dedicated Monday in honor of civil rights leader, historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree John Hope Franklin. The dedication ceremony was held at the Hayti Heritage Center in front of a large crowd that included North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, former U.S. Department of Transportation
DCRC teaches teens about dating violence
Friday, November 24, 2017
“Just because we don’t like it and don’t talk about it, doesn’t mean it’s going to go away.” These are the blunt yet all too truthful words of Auriela Sands Belle, the executive director for the Durham Crisis Response Center. This quote came during a domestic violence forum at Monument of Faith Church of God that also
High interest loans could be coming to NC
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina's long history of prohibiting predatory lending in the state could come to an end with a bill introduced by one of the state's own congressmen. The "Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act," introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, would authorize non-banking entities to partner with a national bank and charge up to
How scouting is changing in the Durham community
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
DURHAM – The Boy Scouts of America is known for being an organization founded on tradition and a strong sense of patriotism. But in the face of a changing cultural and political climate, the organization is doing its best to reach out to new members without changing its core values. They have had a strong presence in Durham, which is in the BSA Mawat
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Cool John Ferguson

Time: 8:30 p.m. Cool John Ferguson will perform


Clothes Closet/Food Pantry

The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church


Benefit Concert

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. A holiday gospel benefit

Latest News

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JCSU testing new device for concussion research

CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith athletic training staff is using a new technology to help

‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential

Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon

RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street