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Funds raised to help local civil rights icon
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – Ann Atwater is a prominent civil rights icon who helped reduce violence and desegregate Durham Public Schools in the 1970s. Once enemies, she eventually became friends with former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis, and together they helped make strides for the Bull City’s school system and race relations. Since her days as an active
Autism group creates ‘circle’ for young girls
Thursday, April 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Dawn Dudley’s daughter Trinity (left) developed “normally” until she was 2 years old. That’s when Dudley noticed Trinity was having trouble responding to her name, making eye contact, and taking social cues. After a series of tests, Trinity was diagnosed with autism. “I started wondering, when is she going to
City seeks input on new future Durham police headquarters
Thursday, April 23, 2015
DURHAM – The Durham City Council approved the purchase of 4.5 acres on East Main Street to build the new Durham Police Headquarters Complex, and is seeking community input about the building process and site design. “As the city council was deliberating the purchase of the East Main Street site, we committed to have an open dialogue with the
Activists rally against Durham detention lock back
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
DURHAM – Inmates at the Durham County Detention Facility have been held in “lock back” conditions for over a month. According to a press release from the Inside-Outside Alliance – a group of volunteers supporting the struggles of those inside or formerly inside Durham County jail, as well as their families and friends –
Disabled pastor alleges discrimination by RTP Marriott
Thursday, April 16, 2015
DURHAM – Last August, a blind man said he was left stranded at a fast-food restaurant after his hotel shuttle service refused to pick him up. The Rev. Aaron “Pop” Lewis, also known as Street Bishop Lewis, was traveling solo across the United States last summer giving motivational speeches on the prevention of gangs, drug use, bullying and
Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement asked North Carolina legislators to live up to the state’s creed “to be rather than to seem” as part of its Legislative Advocacy Day. The Rev. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP and leader of the Moral Monday Movement, spoke at a press conference at the
Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, will be keynote speaker for the Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials’ 10th Annual N.C. Black Summit banquet. The banquet will be held April 24, 7 p.m. at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. The theme of the two-day event is
Wake school board member denies school-to-prison pipeline
Thursday, April 9, 2015
RALEIGH – On March 20, 2014, an opinion-editorial by Jason Langberg and Barbara Fedders, both on the advisory board of Youth Justice North Carolina, was titled “Progress on NC School suspensions, violence, but more to do.” It describes how incidents of school crime and violence, short- and long-term suspensions, alternative learning
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